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Since 2009, Poor & Pretty has chronicled Connecticut native Sami Jo Jensen’s frugal forays into crafting, baking, first-time homemaking, entrepreneurism, and above all, DIY.

Many of my adventures included creating natural cosmetics, a hobby I picked up after discovering my favorite body wash contained a veritable cocktail of toxic chemicals. After years of research, ingredient mixing, and herbalism and aromatherapy study, florapothecarie was born.

florapothecarie { floor – uh – poth – uh – carry } is my line of 100% natural, vegan bath & body products, handmade with love. I use only the highest quality natural, organic, and fair trade certified ingredients in my expertly crafted sugar and salt scrubs, bathing salts, lip and body balms, whipped body butters and more. My products contain absolutely no artificial colorants, fragrances, parabens, preservatives, or other toxic chemicals. You’re a natural beauty; keep your beauty natural. Learn more about florapothecarie here or shop online.