Coming Soon: florapothecarie

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Happy new year, friends! I hope your holidays were filled with joy, laughter, and delicious food. I’m coming out of hibernation for a quick update on the Apothecary. You know how I said I’ve been secretly working on rebranding? I’m so excited to share it with you! Say hello to florapothecarie!

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florapothecarie is handcrafted plant-based beauty, inspired by natural healers and faerie legends of yesteryear. It’s stepping away from technology and into the outdoors, embracing the natural beauty surrounding us. It’s stopping and smelling the roses, and running in an open field. It’s picking daisies from the side of the road, and soaking in a tub sprinkled with petals.

The new product line will feature a few favorites from Poor & Pretty Apothecary, along with some new ones. I’ve still got quite a bit of work to do — new website, product photography, new business cards, and all that fun stuff that goes a long with rebranding! But, I plan to launch on February 1st! Yay! 


4 Scrubs I Lub

Okay, lame headline again. Sorry! This is a cross-post from the Jennie Fresa Beauty Library blog. In light of my recent sunburn acquisition, I was in sore need of an exfoliation today. Here are a few of my favorites — found across the web — that are super easy to make at home. My focus for the Jennie Fresa post was on scrubs for feet, but you can use these for your body, too:

1. Gimme Some Suga, Scrub! from Poor & Pretty — you may remember my sugar scrub diy from last February. This sugar scrub is very easy to make and only requires two ingredients: raw cane sugar and a carrier oil {I prefer jojoba or safflower oil}. You can also add in Vitamin E oil for extra smoothness, but that’s entirely optional. Read the full instructions here. Image below.

2. Strawberry Hand and Foot Exfoliant from Spa Index — this is another super simple one, and you can find all of the ingredients at your local grocery store if you don’t already have them in your home. You just need strawberries, olive oil {or apricot oil, if you have it}, and coarse salt {Kosher or sea salt}. Read the full instructions here. Spa Index has tons of really great masks, scrubs, and other spa-at-home recipes. See all of them here.

3. DIY Salt Scrub from Everything Fabulous — coarse salt + oil + essential oils {optional, but definitely beneficial}. Easy as pie! Sasha makes this recipe simple, but also gives you tons of ways to customize it. Love! Read the full instructions here.

4. Homemade Foot Scrub from Soap Deli News — Rebecca’s blog always has great tutorials, ranging from categories like beauty, home improvement, organization… I could go on and on. This Homemade Foot Scrub recipe was shared by a guest blogger, and it contains four ingredients, all of which you can find at a grocery store. Read the full instructions here.