the florapothecarie journal




  • This Weekend: Shop In-Person at the Made in Connecticut Expo!

    Join me this weekend at the 2nd Annual Made in Connecticut Expo!  Over 300 Connecticut artisans will gather in the Farmington Polo Grounds this Saturday and Sunday, May 14 & 15 from 11am - 6pm. I will be there with plenty of 100% natural + vegan bath + body goodies in tow, and I'd love to se...

  • 5 Easy Ways to Make an Impact This Earth Day

    1. Clean up your neighborhood. When I was younger, my Dad would make trash pickup pokey sticks and take my siblings and I to pick up garbage around our neighborhood on Earth Day. Imagine if we all did this on a monthly basis? 2. Use less water. Turn off the faucet while you're brushing your teet...

  • Recipe: Lavender French Macarons with Buttercream Frosting

    French Macarons are SO hard to make! But I am nothing if not determined when it comes to baking and making natural beauty products, so after a few pretty bad attempts, I finally got these babies right. Inspired by springtime, these macarons are made with lavender extract. Lavender French Macarons...

  • DIY Floral Sugar Scrub with The Confetti Bar

    Sugar scrubs were the very first beauty product I ever made, and are still one of my favorites! They're very easy and only really require two ingredients: sugar and oil. These floral sugar scrubs kick it up a notch with the addition of essential oils and pretty floral confetti from The Confetti ...

  • 10 Toxic Chemicals to Avoid in Your Beauty Products

    I started making natural beauty products when I realized just how many toxic chemicals were in my favorite mass-produced cosmetics. It’s incredible to me how much we can’t rely on the Food & Drug Administration to police the cosmetic industry here in the US. The European Union has banned over...

  • Ingredient Love: Rose

    Roses and rosehips have been used in beauty treatments for hundreds of years — Ancient Egyptians boiled them into perfume oils and healing balms. Europeans bathed in rose petals. And it's no wonder why. Roses have myriad beauty benefits from regenerating skin cells to hydrating and more!

  • Ingredient Love: Coconut Oil

    Coconut oil is a wondrous natural ingredient, which is why it's mixed in to so many of my products. Here are six reasons to love coconut oil: 1. Incredibly moisturizing. Coconut oil is full of fatty acids which lock in moisture by reinforcing our skin’s natural lipid barrier. This makes it a gre...

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