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How to detox without detox

Our body is programmed to detox in spring and fall. Right now, we need to prepare for winter and a detox will help to fight seasonal tiredness and to stimulate our immune system. Now, a “true” detox requires a practician’s supervision and it’s not always necessary as we can already manage a lot by simply…

Boobs oil

I promised magic potions for eternal beauty last week. I lied of course. I have no miracle to sell but we’re still going to make ourselves a nice boobs oil with the bellis oil. You’re game?     Boobs anatomy Quickly, a few key points for our formula : Breasts are mostly made of fat…

Glorious glycerites

  I have a guest today! Meet Caroline, fellow Formula Botanica student and Frenchie acolyte.  I have been living in Bordeaux for the last 20 years, busy being a mom,  a professional mosaic artist &  aromatherapy massage therapist. I am originally from Toronto, Canada.  Blogger seems to be next on the list !!! Formulating natural and…

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Nuggets in your garden

You know what I like in organic skin care formulation? It’s that you have a new lens on the vegetal world and that you’re curious about everything. That’s how I rediscovered the simple plants in our gardens. We trample on them, we don’t see them, sometimes we get rid of them, yet they hold so…

Skincare beyond the bottle

Today I’m not going to talk about plants or formulas but I’ll still be talking about skincare. Let’s start with a super extra short quiz : just virtually tick your answer very fast without thinking about it, okay? So. Life has been super busy recently. A lot of work, a lot of chores, not much…

Anthocyanin fun III

After experimenting and a bit of ingredient research, I thought it would only be logical and fun to close the anthocyanin series with an experimental formula.       Formula Phase A 32,90% Lavender hydrosol infused with blue pea flowers 0,5% aloe vera powder (200X) 0,1% dermofeel PA Phase B 50% Lubrajel Natural – INCI…

Dry brushing

I hate feeling cold and my body routine depends a lot on seasons. My goal in winter is to spend as little time as possible out of warm clothing and when I really want to spend time pampering myself, I indulge in a warm and envelopping massage like the abhyanga. In spring and summer however,…

Clitoria Ternatea

You remember how I used blue pea flowers to play with anthocyanins? I thought I’d tell you a bit more about them. Clitoria Ternatea is named after the female anatomy – which made a bunch of people clutch their pearls – and the Ternate island in Indonesia. Perhaps because of the fight over its designation,…

Anthocyanins & PH fun

If someone had told me when I was younger that I would have fun playing with Ph, I would have laughed at the joke! Yet, I did. I’ll get to the fun part in a moment, right after summing up briefly what I gathered about anthocyanins. Anthocyanins  Anthocyanins are water-soluble pigments. They are the red in…