the florapothecarie journal


  • 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.

  • Ingredient Love: Witch Hazel

    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.

  • Ingredient Love: Activated Charcoal

    Because of its ability to attract over 200x its weight in impurities, activated charcoal is having a serious moment right now in natural beauty. Let's talk about why, and dispel a few charcoal myths.

  • Ingredient Love: Shea Butter

    Shea butter is well-known as a moisturizer for even the driest skin, which is why it's a key ingredient in my Whipped Body Butter. But it's good for more than moisture, too! Here are 6 reasons to love Shea Butter.

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