FLORA EX MACHINA

Many believe healers, nutritionists, etc., have it all figured out. That they’ve found that thing, the cure or silver bullet to – insert ailment/issue, here. In my experience it’s actually quite the opposite. I write this as I soothe a rash that has spread across my chest and face. Stress and anxiety related I suppose. […]

what it means to be beautiful – an ayurvedic approach to beauty

Skincare

Ayurvedic Skincare, natural beauty herbal skincare

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kitchen pantry effective facial mask recipes

We are firm believers in the less is more approach to health and wellness. When it comes to beauty, the same holds true. Sometimes it’s the less you lather on that supports your skin health the most. Of course that means, 100% natural! And sometimes, just sometimes, those superfoods and powerhouses of nutrition provide double […]

all that and the kitchen sink facial masks

Skincare

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“Between fresh and rotten, there is a creative space in which some of the most compelling of flavors arise.” – Sandor Katz, The Art of Fermentation As Summer comes to a close and we begin to transition into the Autumn season, we are left with a cornucopia of the season’s harvest. Plump, fragrant melons; a […]

preserving summer: the art of fermentation

fermentation

the art of fermentation: preserving summer with three recipes

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rose glycerite for skincare and culinary use

Rose could very well be Flora’s flavor of the moment. I may be the pack leader when it comes to actually fueling this obsession (I’m pretty much a sucker for anything floral tasting), but I don’t think I’m overstating our love for its delicate flavor and overwhelming aroma by any means. The rose family (rosaceae), […]

a rose by any other name… rose glycerite

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When it comes to skincare, we don’t always realize just how many unnatural things we intentionally apply to our skin, hair and nails on a daily basis. These chemicals, irritants, and additives are not always easy to avoid and often they only contribute to our dependency on them. A perfect example of this is hair […]

lather, rinse, repeat: all natural dry shampoo for all hair colors

Apothecary

DIY: all natural dry shampoo for every hair color

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