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
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
Facial steams are an excellent self-care ally for promoting deep breath and clearing congestion. Try these DIY recipes to open the breathways and clear mental fog. Use up to once a week, and follow with a facial serum to nourish and lock in moisture. These essential oil blends are excellent in the diffuser as well.… Read more
If your skin is looking less than lively, try this gentle masque recipe. Blue chamomile restores a healthy oil balance and lessens inflammation, and rose otto beautifies and reduces redness. Sara Crow created it as an alternative to harsher exfoliation methods: “I’m not a fan of overdoing exfoliation.… Read more
Does your skin need a little TLC after adventures in the sun and water? Try this simple 3-step facial to rejuvenate and unveil your inner glow.… Read more
Lavender oil is universally beloved for its versatility and beautiful fragrance. Here are 5 ways to try at home:… Read more
A great addition to your daily routine for supporting good health and rejuvenation.
This recipe provides antioxidant protection, supports a healthy inflammatory response, rejuvenates the whole body, balances the digestive tract, enhances feelings of harmony, and releases daily stress.… Read more
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
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By Sara Crow L.Ac
Coconut is a surprisingly talented traditional oil that has been used as both food and medicine for thousands of years in tropical cultures. Coconut oil is derived from what is commonly called the ‘Tree of Life’, the coconut palm, known for its ability to meet a great number of basic human needs: food, fuel, and shelter.… Read more
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
This week we have shared some easy to make gift ideas, but one question you might have is: how do I come up with my own aromatherapy essential oil blend?
There are many ways to develop a blend, and here is one simple method to create custom essential oil blends for perfumery or making natural products.… Read more
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