Skin Care

Recipes: How to Use Lavender Oil at Home

Lavender oil is universally beloved for its versatility and beautiful fragrance. Here are 5 ways to try at home:

 

A Relaxing and Harmonizing Bath

Mix 1 drop palmarosa, 1 drop lavender, and 1 drop chamomile into 2 TBSP honey. Add to warm bathwater and feel your stresses melt away.Read more

Meet Immortelle: The Golden Flower of Healing

Follow the journey of Floracopeia Essential Oils founder David Crow & Sara Crow as they travel to Corsica to learn about the harvesting and distillation of immortelle essential oil, also known as helichrysum.

Learn about the rare and precious essential oil that is world-renowned for natural skin care, anti-aging, and wound healing.… Read more

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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Top 7 Uses of the Surprisingly Talented 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

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

Moonlight Flower Essence Making on the Hawaiian Islands

Angel's Trumpet

Angel’s Trumpet

On this tiny remote island with the moon illuminating the starry night sky with its venerable champagne beams, David and I are inspired to explore another nectar for the soul to offer all of you.

Angel’s Trumpet, also known as Floripondio (a member of the Brugmansia or Datura genus), with its powerful presence and otherworldly, pure white blossoms, has a strong connection to the spirit world.… Read more

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Training: The Medicinal Uses of Essential Oils at the New York Open Center September 18-20

A TWO-AND-A-HALF-DAY TRAINING with David Crow, LAc

at the New York Open Center

Friday, September 18, 6:30–9:30pm
Saturday & Sunday, September 19 & 20, 10am–5:30pm

This weekend with leading aromatherapist David Crow, one of the world’s foremost experts in botanical medicine and Ayurvedic and Chinese medical systems, will offer an in-depth training in the therapeutic uses of essential oils and the principles and practice of Aromatherapy.… 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

The Medicinal Uses of Essential Oils at NY Open Center| New York, NY | April 19th-21st, 2013

This weekend with leading aromatherapist David Crow will offer an in-depth training on the therapeutic uses of essential oils and the principles and practice of Aromatherapy. We will begin Friday evening by exploring how essential oils work (their absorption and effects on the glandular, respiratory, nervous and circulatory systems); the best ways to use essential oils safely and effectively (inhalation, baths, massage, etc.); the different therapeutic categories of essential oils; and how to build a home pharmacy stocked with the most important oils to help address common health needs.

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How to Use Essential Oils for Health and Healing

This blog post is inspired by David Crow’s article, How To Use Essential Oils Effectively. Essential Oils are a potent form of plant medicine, so it is always best to use caution and educate yourself on safe essential oil use before using essential oils. Below are the Six Best Ways to Use Essential Oils for Health and Healing.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

Video: Watch David Crow Introduce The Nectar of Immortelle

This rejuvenative skin serum was discoverd by David and Sara Crow on their tour of Corsica. Watch as David Crow Introduces Floracopeia’s newest and most effective skin care product- The Nectar of Immortelle: Rejuvenative Skin Serum.

Praise for the Nectar of Immortelle from the Floracopeia Staff:

“I have used many expensive skin care regimens over the years, but nothing revives my skin like a drop of Nectar of Immortelle. … Read more

The First Release of the Corsican Collection: Citsus (Rock Rose)

The first time I met Cistus oil was many years ago. I used it a few times in some experimental perfume blends and was impressed with its depth, richness and intriguing complexity. After that I put the vial away and forgot about it; when I opened the drawer many years later and took out the oil its fragrance was as full and intense as when I had last smelled it.… 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

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