Skin Care

Sara Crow’s Nightly Beauty Routine

Every evening I look forward to slowing down, unwinding, and nourishing myself with healing plants. With a strong cup of hot lemon balm and tulsi tea fortified with Lavender Flower Essence Tincture, I head upstairs for ‘me’ time.

 

I start to run the bath…I don’t know where I’d be without bath time!… Read more

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: Sensual Ylang Salt Glow

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.… Read more

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

Staff Favorites of 2013!

Sara Crow’s Favorites:
Living in a dry climate, I’m always looking for ways to nourish the Yin, the essential fluids of the body. Here are some of my favorite ways of keeping my skin and hair hydrated, besides the necessary moistening nutritional foods such as cucumber, chia, coconut, marshmallow, and ghee.… 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

Surya Collection: The New Line of Masculine Botanical Fragrances from Floracopeia

Named for the Sun, The Floracopeia Surya Collection, reflects the full potential of men’s natural fragrances. Unlike men’s colognes that contain synthetic fragrance and alcohol, Floracopeia’s Natural Perfumes and Botanical Fragrances utilize only the finest essential oils and organic jojoba oil. This combination creates a natural fragrance that not only smells better then synthetic men’s cologne, it is better, for your health and wellbeing.… 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

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

Mitti Attar: Exotic Aroma of Ancient Indian Perfumers

Mitti Attar captures the fragrance of the earth, derived from distilling cakes of mud into sandalwood. This rich, earthy, soothing, and exotic aroma was created by the ancient Indian perfumers to capture the smell of the first monsoon rain on the soil. 

“And suddenly these molecules of attar they acquire your auric field.Read more

My Favorite Facial Toner Is…Frankincense Hydrosol

Save 15% off Frankincense Hydrosol thru Thur Oct 13th.

If you are reading this post, you probably already understand the value of using botanicals for health, beauty, and hopefully, ritual practice. Today we’re digging into one of my favorite facial toners: frankincense hydrosol.

For thousands of years frankincense has been a mainstay in temples, synagogues and churches alike, being used in sacred ceremony and temple offerings.… Read more

A Gift Of Five-Thousand Roses

How hundreds of Floracopeia customers are giving their lovers 5,000 Valentine’s roses:

Consider this….It takes 1,400,000 handpicked rose blossoms to produce just 35 ounces of rose oil. It takes 40,000 blossoms to make 1 ounce of oil. It takes 67 blossoms to make 1 drop of oil (600 drops in an ounce).… Read more