the florapothecarie journal

  • 9 Things to Mix Into Clay Face Masks (Besides Water)

    My clay face masks may say "just add water," but you can use so many more ingredients with them. I like to switch it up depending on the season and what my skin needs. My favorites are: aloe vera juice, apple cider vinegar, green tea, honey, lemon juice, milk, oil, rosewater, and yogurt.

  • October Happenings @florapothecarie

    This month in florapothecarie land, my chocolate masks are appearing in the October Goddess Provisions box!!! And on October 21 & 22, I'll be in NYC for the W.E.L.L. Summit.

  • Ingredient Love: Cocoa Powder

    As if we need any more reasons to love chocolate! We know it's delicious, but did you know it's also great for your skin? Rich in antioxidants, cocoa powder has many beauty benefits.

  • 5 Ways to Honor the Fall Equinox

    Happy Autumnal Equinox! 

    I love the Fall. It's probably my favorite time to be in New England. I love apple picking, Fall festivals, leaves changing colors, snuggling fireside and roasting marshmallows.

  • A Simple Cleansing Ritual for Banishing Negativity

    Tomorrow marks the beginning of Fall, a time for inward reflection and balance. As I began to think over the past year, I realized I’ve made some major changes in my life (for the better) and shed a whole lot of negativity — negative people, negative thoughts. But it’s still something I have to keep working on. The Autumnal Equinox is the perfect time to seek balance. Here is a simple ritual to help you banish negativity and draw in positive energy.

  • Behind-The-Scenes: Making Chocolate Masks for Goddess Provisions

    I made over 2,000 chocolate masks for the Goddess Provisions October box. Here's a peek behind the scenes at how I did it, and who helped!

  • Ingredient Love: Jojoba Oil

    I can’t say enough in praise of Jojoba (pronounced ho-ho-buh) Oil. It’s a bit more expensive than many other base or carrier oils, but well worth it for its moisturizing, anti-aging, hypoallergenic properties.

  • How To Keep Your Pores Clean Naturally: 8 Easy Tips + DIYs

    Oh, the ongoing struggle of pore-cleaning! Truly, a few minutes of care a day is all you really need to keep your face clear, clean, and happy. Here are 8 simple tips + tricks: 1. Wash your face twice a day. Our skin is constantly attracting dirt, excreting waste, and shedding dead skin cells, s...

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