the florapothecarie journal

  • Stockist Spotlight: Christopher Michael the Salon

    Meet Deana Merola, founder of Christopher Michael The Salon, a certified sustainable salon specializing in vivids, bridal, curly cuts & color in Wallingford, CT using eco-friendly, natural, and cruelty-free products.

  • What is a Konjac Sponge & How do I use it?

    Konjac sponges are made from 100% pure vegetable fiber of the konjac root. Its soft texture gently exfoliates while washing away dirt and oil.

  • Stockist Spotlight: Vintanthro Modern & Vintage

    Meet Melissa Gonzales of Vintanthro Modern & Vintage, proprietress of the coolest vintage shop in New Haven (and maybe even all of Connecticut).

  • How-To: Make a Lavender & Rice Heat Pack

    How to make a lavender and rice-filled hot/cold pack, one of my essential tools for self-care. Heat it up in the microwave to soothe sore muscles or freeze it to help reduce swelling.

  • How-To: Use a Bath Tea as a Facial Steam

    We may label our products one thing, but most of them have multiple uses. Did you know our bath teas can also be used as facial steams? It's super easy, and you can even re-use it as a bath tea after your facial steam, too!

  • 2019: The Year of Being Present

    Happy 2019, lovelies!
    Just as last year, and many years prior, I have a one-word mantra for the year that carries through my work and personal life ~ usually something I know I need to improve upon. This year, it's "present" or, more accurately, "be present."

  • florapothecarie x freeset

    florapothecarie cosmetics bags are now handmade and printed using eco-friendly fabrics and inks by Freeset, a fair trade manufacturing company that exists to bring freedom to women who've been trapped in India's sex trade.

  • 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.

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