the florapothecarie journal
Cold season is here, but I’m going to help you power through it with plant allies Mint and Rosemary! Read on for tips on how to use these herbs and essential oils during cold season, plus a DIY vapor rub recipe.
Winter is here and so are seasonal diseases like colds, sinus infections, and the flu. Learn more about my favorite plant allies for cold season: peppermint, ginger, sage, rosemary, elderberry, and nettle.
We love aloe at florapothecarie! Aloe is well known for its anti-inflammatory, sunburn-soothing effects, but did you know it's also a great antibacterial and incredibly moisturizing? This makes it great for both skin and hair care.
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!
Geranium flowers symbolize true friendship. The uplifting essential oil relieves anxiety and fatigue. In skin and hair care products, geranium essential oil balances the oil production in your skin and scalp and is safe to use on all skin types.
Cocoa butter is one of my favorite ingredients to work with because it's incredibly moisturizing, hypoallergenic, and smells like chocolate! It's remarkable at preventing and healing stretch marks, scars, burns, and chapped skin due to its high antioxidant content.
Salt and the sea have been known healers for thousands of years, even before the Romans perfected natural hot spring baths. Let's take a look at the three most popular salts used in beauty, bathing, and body care: Dead Sea Salt, Epsom Salt, and Himalayan Salt.
Witch hazel is one of the few untainted herbal medicines still widely available today. While its primary use is for healing minor wounds and bug bites, witch hazel is prized in the beauty industry for its astringent and anti-inflammatory properties.