Recipes: Beauty & Skin

RECIPE: Azul Probiotic Fenugreek Masque

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

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

RECIPE: Raw honey + Radiance Skin Clay

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honey-radiance-recipeWhat You’ll Need:

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• Raw honey – 1 TBSP

Radiance Skin Clay – 1 TBSP

Rose Hydrosol – 1/2 TSP

Cistus essential oil – 1 drop

Myrtle essential oil – 1 drop

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RECIPE: Whole Body Elixir

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Daily Health Elixir

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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

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

Top 7 Uses of Coconut Oil

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

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

3 Simple Ways To Incorporate Essential Oils and Aromatherapy Into Your Wedding Celebration

Your wedding is a special event to cherish and share. What better way to preserve your treasured memories than to incorporate essential oils into your ceremony. Our sense of smell aids us in the most potent form of recall and can help us remember details that may otherwise remain forgotten.… 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

Natural Perfumes

I love natural perfumes! Every day I blend up a unique combination of natural perfume that suites my mood, or inspires the mood I want to have. Some days call for a combination of bergamot oil and vetiver oil.

Some days tuberose natural perfume and jasmine infused perfume from the Chandra Collection.… 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

The Basics of Blending with Essential Oils

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?

Citrus_auranti_neroli_W_640x480 (1)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

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

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