the florapothecarie journal

green living

  • How-To: Hibiscus Honey Syrup

    How to make herbal honey syrups to enjoy with lemonade, cocktails, and more! They're also a great way to get your kiddos to have herbal remedies. We used hibiscus for this recipe, but you can use any edible herb ~ lavender, chamomile, elderberry, peppermint are a few of my favorites.

  • Ingredient Love: Green Tea

    Hello, I'm Sami and I have a tea addiction. Black, green, white, oolong, herbal... you name it, I've got it. I drink it straight or make chai lattes in the winter and matcha green tea ice cream in the summer. Studies have shown antioxidant-rich teas can help prevent a boatload of health issues from cancers to heart disease, and they have some pretty great beauty benefits too!

  • Stockist Spotlight: Almanac Supply Co

    Meet Emily Thompson, Co-Founder of Being Boss and Co-Owner of Almanac Supply Co., an online shop dedicated to embracing the seasons and living with nature, carrying a curated selection of products to inspire.

  • Stockist Spotlight: Christopher Michael the Salon

    Meet Deana Merola, founder of Christopher Michael The Salon, a certified sustainable salon specializing in vivids, bridal, curly cuts & color in Wallingford, CT using eco-friendly, natural, and cruelty-free products.

  • How-To: Make a Lavender & Rice Heat Pack

    How to make a lavender and rice-filled hot/cold pack, one of my essential tools for self-care. Heat it up in the microwave to soothe sore muscles or freeze it to help reduce swelling.

  • How to Re-Use florapothecarie Bottles & Jars

    Happy Earth Day! Here at florapothecarie HQ, we recycle or compost more than we throw in the garbage, including the glass bottles from our products. Here are some of the ways we re-purpose them, and you can too!

  • Celebrating Ostara / Spring Equinox

    As a green witch, I celebrate and honor all seasonal changes, but I'm particularly fond of the two equinoxes (spring and fall). Here are some of the ways I like to celebrate Ostara / Spring Equinox.

  • Fighting Colds Naturally with Mint & Rosemary + a DIY Vapor Rub Tutorial

    Well friends, there's no way around it. Cold season is here. But I'm going to help you power through it with our pals Peppermint and Rosemary. Both of these herbs and their essential oils are good to have around when coughing and congestion set in. Plus, I'll show you how to make your own three-ingredient vapor rub!

DIYs, inspiration, and tips for living a naturally beautiful and magical life.