A great, fresh-smelling alternative to harsh store-bought hand sanitizers! This is the recipe that Floracopeia staff is using right now.
- 1/4 Cup Aloe Vera Gel
- 1 TBS Isopropyl Alcohol (we used 91% alcohol, use a bit more if you have a lower percentage rubbing alcohol)
- 1 TSP Vegetable Glycerin (please use certified non-GMO sourced from coconuts)
- 1-2 TBS Colloidal Silver (amount depends on desired consistency)
- 10-20 drops of Legends Essential Oil Blend
Mix aloe and alcohol well, then add in the glycerin and essential oil until well incorporated. … Read more
Conifers. Their bright, balsamic profiles are the sweet refresh your mind and lungs dream about. Energetically, they’re all about clarity, alert stillness, a steady seat and an expansive mind. Therapeutically they carry with them the wisdom of plant community immunity for fighting contagion and promoting health.… Read more
It’s farmers market season! Petal waters make a refreshing beverage and are a wonderful alcohol-free option for entertaining. With the addition of FlorAlchemy™ flower essences, these delightful refreshments are mood elevating, body-mind harmonizing and deeply hydrating.… Read more
Argan oil is revered for its luscious and light consistency. Easily absorbed and nutrient-rich, it subtly infuses the skin and hair with deep and natural-feeling hydration. Everyone can benefit from using Argan oil regularly—especially dry, mature, and combination skin types.
These are some of our favorite ways to use Argan.… Read more
By Haley Ausserer
Eucalyptus is one of the most beloved and widely used essential oils. Therapeutically versatile, it can be used for:… Read more
By Lily Kardon
Sensual, earthy, sweet. This recipe maximizes the psycho-spiritual properties of botanicals to elevate you to a realm of whole being love. Blossoming Jasmine coaxes your heart open, mystical Sandalwood grounds and exalts, Sweet Orange evokes easy bliss.
Light a candle. Close your eyes, quiet your mind, and smile from your heart.… Read more
By Lily Kardon
Botanical massage oils entrance while bringing us into the present moment. They can transport us to an otherworldly realm while anchoring us in sensory experience.
Here are three of our favorite blends for quieting the mind, activating the heart, and awakening the pleasure realm.… Read more
By Lily Kardon
In Ayurveda, vata refers to an imbalance of wind and ether-like qualities. Mentally and emotionally, this can refer to indecisive or nervous thoughts that lead to anxiety. Physically, vata-type imbalance presents as dry skin and hair, cold extremities and poor circulation, weight loss, and diminished appetite.… Read more
Why just have a bath when you can have a ritual?
Turn inward and honor the slow rhythm of the season with little rituals of self-care. Candlelit bathtime soaks the body and soothes the mind. Try this DIY salt soak recipe to transform your bath into a luxurious spa.… Read more
Add a splash of healing color to your bathing routine! This fun recipe, created by Sara Crow, uses pure phytopigments for a little color therapy.
We all know that light enters through our eyes, but did you know that light enters through your skin as well?… Read more
Homemade massage oil blends not only make great gifts, they are the perfect way to customize your aromatherapy experience. Whether you’re dealing with stress, sore muscles, bloating, or something else entirely, these DIY recipes can bring a botanical boost to your massage.
We recommend jojoba as a carrier oil for the massage oil blends here.… Read more
With Frankincense, Ginger, and Ylang Ylang
Aromatherapeutic body scrubs help increase circulation and gently exfoliate while renewing and settling the mind. Creating your own aromatic salt scrub is fun and easy, and it makes a great homemade gift!… Read more
Soak up the rejuvenating power of gentle flowers and grounding roots.
1) In 2 cups of therapeutic salt, such as Dead Sea Mineral Salt, add the essential oils of Haitian Vetiver (2 drops), Rhododendron (4 drops), Lavender (4 drops), & Bergamot (2 drops).… Read more
This Soothing Flower ‘Milk’ Bath recipe is both softening and nourishing. It’s lovely for all, but is especially helpful for dry, itchy, reddened skin.… Read more