the florapothecarie journal


  • Ingredient Love: Coconut

    Coconut oil is a wondrous natural ingredient, rich in vitamins, minerals and fatty acids and incredibly moisturizing. That's why it's mixed in to so many of my products! Read on for six reasons to love coconut oil.

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

    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.

  • 6 Plant Allies for Cold & Flu Season

    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.

  • Ingredient Love: Aloe

    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.

  • 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!

  • Ingredient Love: Geranium

    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.

  • Ingredient Love: Cocoa Butter

    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.

  • The Healing Powers of Salts

    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.

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