the florapothecarie journal

  • DIY Soothing (Non-Sticky) After Sun Aloe Spray

    Make your own soothing, non-toxic, and non-sticky body spray for soothing sun burn with aloe, coconut oil, and essential oils of lavender and peppermint.

  • 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!

  • Stockist Spotlight: Almanac Supply Co

    Meet Emily Thompson, Co-Founder of Being Boss and Co-Owner of Almanac Supply Co., an online shop dedicated to embracing the seasons and living with nature, carrying a curated selection of products to inspire.

  • 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.

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