Beauty & Skin

The Ultimate Health & Beauty Elixir

There is a flower that surpasses all others in terms of its enduring usage and reputation to significantly impact beauty. A time-honored treasure that cannot be matched in terms of its ability to impact whole body health with its exceptional emphasis on skin appearance, health and radiance.

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RECIPE: Raw honey + Radiance Skin Clay = a recipe for gorgeous skin

honey-radiance-recipeWhat You'll Need:

• Raw honey - 1 TBSP

Radiance Skin Clay - 1 TBSP

Rose Hydrosol - 1/2 TSP

Cistus essential oil - 1 drop

Myrtle essential oil - 1 drop

Sensual Ylang Salt Glow Recipe

 

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This easy-to-make Sensual Ylang Salt Glow restores smooth, glowing skin while nourishing the heart and mind. The mood enhancing plant aromas envelop your senses as you effectively stimulate circulation and detoxification with the purifying power of sea salt and herbs.

Combine 1 cup Sea Salt, 1/2 cup Jojoba oil, 1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon powder, a dash of finely ground Rose Petals, (or dried flowers), and 4 drops of Ylang-ylang essential oil.

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Citrus Oil and the Sun

by Sara Crow, L.Ac.

Some things are best accomplished under the night sky. Here we learn how solar and lunar forces unite to create harmony in skin care and essential oils.

Some categories of essential oils, such as the citrus oils*, markedly embody solar energy. Extracted from peels and fruit of citrus trees growing in sunny Mediterranean climates, they are often referred to as “distilled sunshine.” Their bright, sunny disposition lends perfectly to uplift a downtrodden heart and mind.Read more

Essential Oil Staff Picks

From Conor in Customer Service-
I love to burn some palo santo wood chips when I get home from a busy day, as it helps me to transition and calm down. I’ve also been keeping some Hawaiian sandalwood oil in my pocket, and apply it once or twice a day as my fragrance of choice.… Read more

Video: David Crow on Natural Perfumes and New Releases

Right now, millions of people around the world are purchasing commercial perfumes for Valentine’s Day gifts

For those of us who appreciate and cherish the finer fragrances of botanical perfumes, it is hard to fathom wearing the harsh scents that dominate the aisles of every department store across the country.… Read more

DIY Aromatherapy Videos

As part of our value of education, Floracopeia has been compiling a collection of Do It Yourself educational videos over the past few years. We have shared some of these videos with you through our Essence of the Season Celebration and our Community Immunity Project, and now we want to make this full library accessible to you.… Read more

How To Make Your Own Natural Lip Gloss with Essential Oils

There are a lot of kids in my family.  I have 3 sisters, and between them they have given me 8 wonderful nieces and nephews.  I have a son and a daughter myself.  The holidays are a hectic, chaotic and joyous occasion in my family.  We are blessed to all live in the same small town. … Read more

Top 10 Essential Oils for Summer

The heat of summer is here. Fortunately, Floracopeia has an array of essential oils to keep you cool, refreshed and grounded all summer long.

It is very important to keep yourself cool during the long hot summer days. Otherwise, an excessive amount of heat can accumulate within the body, causing irritability, skin problems, mood swings and exhaustion.… Read more

Modern Natural Skin Care Based on Ancient Wisdom

The Floracopeia Ayurvedic Skin Care Line is formulated with the wisdom of Ayurveda to promote true, radiant, natural beauty. The collection is a full natural skin care line, developed by Dr. John Doulliard, consisting of six products that can be used individually, or ideally used as a Complete Collection for optimal results.… Read more

The Treasure of Rose: A Natural Perfume Beyond Compare

There is no flower that has captivated humanity quite like rose. Its sweet, delicate fragrance inspires feelings of love that range from agape to passion. This flower inspired perfumers to develop technologies to best capture rose essential oil to preserve its alluring fragrance. A natural perfume of rose is hard to come by as there are plenty of synthetic attempts on the market.… Read more

Tea Tree’s Not An Option. Now, What?

When inflammation and icky, dirty conditions arise, where do you turn for a natural, holistic fix?  Most of us in the aromatherapy world answer this automatically with tea tree oil.  Tea tree oil is a fantastic substance that those of us in the know turn to for the health and well-being of numerous skin issues and for its natural cleansing properties. … Read more

Rotuma- The Fruit of Women’s Collective Labor in Fiji

If you have had the chance to smooth Rotuma oil on your skin you know how nourishing and revitalizing it is. Now, in honor of International Women’s Day, let us share with you the beautiful story of how the production of Floracopeia’s Rotuma oil nourishes and revitalizes the community and traditions on the remote island in which it is produced.… Read more

Love Potion Recipes

The recording from Kris Wrede’s class Aromatica Erotica: How To Make A Love Potion is now available. Register & Listen Here.   Here are the love potion recipes from Kris’ class so you can re-create the romantic mystery in your own life. The key is to honor the sacred nature of perfume and to breathe it in…..literally and figuratively every day. … Read more

Aromatherapy Secrets for Radiant Skin with Judy Godec | November 9, 2011

Have you ever noticed how some people’s skin simply glows with youthful radiance?  Just as we bring nourishment to our bodies through food, so our skin absorbs the nutrients (and toxins) we feed it.  Our largest organ is also intricately connected to our other organs and systems, and is not only an indicator of our overall internal wellbeing, but also a source and channel to optimal vitality.Read more

How I Ended Up Anointing a Perfect Stranger in a Public Place!

You know that Floracopeia’s essential oils are irresistible when a perfect stranger follows you through the aisles of a bookstore just to ask which perfume you are wearing.

This is exactly what happened to me. On a lazy Sunday morning, I was strolling mindlessly through the aisles of Barnes and Nobles accompanied by my son.… Read more

The History of Anointing With Oil

The love affair with aromatic and medicinal substances of oily texture smeared on the body has ancient origins. Although the word anoint has been part of the English language only since c. 1303 A.D., historical records show human beings engaged in the act of either anointing or being anointed since the times of Ancient Egypt.… Read more

Bob & Melanie Sachs: Feeding Your Body-Mind with Healthy Skin Foods | August 17, 2011

Ayurveda understands and takes full advantage of the fact that our skin is both an organ of digestion and elimination. The oils, lotions, and powders that are made for massage and daily cleansing and nourishing of the skin are comprised of herbs, essential and base oils, and food substances that are life giving and formulated to suit every body-mind type as identified in Ayurveda.Read more