Journal


Foods For Natural Sun Protection

Because sunburn prompts an inflammatory response, it makes sense to follow an anti-inflammatory diet to minimize the unwanted effects, including foods that contain a rich source of lycopene, astaxanthins, polyphenols, catechins and vitamins C and E, among others.

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Boketto Hour | A Summer Playlist (Vol 5)

Sultry solstice sounds with a good cover song or two does just fine alongside golden hour and sun kissed skin. Enjoy some of our favorite summer selects, as heard around the shop, to ease your mind whenever and wherever you prefer to spend your summer days. 

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Holistic Approach To Wedding Season

We believe that the journey towards the celebration of partnership and union should involve minimal stress, and deeply indulgent self-care in order to approach the day with clarity, ease and radiance from the inside, out. 

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Golden Milk & Calendula Morning Bars

When looking for a protein bar that delivered on quality, taste, nutrition and sustenance, we knew that we could make a variation ourselves to ensure that anything unwanted, such as refined sugars or fillers, didn't sneak their way in. 

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Summer Staples & Current Fixations

We got a little antsy to share some of our personal summer staples and fixations that we've been adding into our daily routine to support our individual lifestyles. From skin to pantry items, here's a peek into what we're loving.

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Boketto Moment with Mimi Millard of De Lune

In light of our current (and ever-evolving) focus on menstrual health, we're honored to spotlight Mimi Millard of De Lune, a menstrual tonic that is formulated with a blend of very specific, essential nutrients and herbs that serves as an all natural solution to period pain. 

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Building An Umami Pantry

Umami is the Japanese concept of a pleasant savory taste which envelopes the whole of the palate; a subtle sensory experience which harmonizes the four basic tastes (sweet, sour, bitter, salty) and complements the unique deliciousness of all flavors. 

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Boketto Hour | A Spring Playlist (Vol. 4)

We waited to debut this because it didn't actually feel like Spring for more than a day or two at a time, but nevertheless, here's our sweet little spring playlist that goes down smooth with a sparkling damiana CBD tonic, smokeless incense and a mid-day bath with the windows wide open.

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Boketto Moment with Renee Byrd of Will Frolic For Food

We've admired Renee for quite some time, following her beautiful journey on Will Frolic For Food as she serves up vulnerable words of wisdom and truth alongside cozy herbal potions, super truffles, squash soups and jam bars in a very authentic, humor-filled yet relatable way.

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Oral Care & Hygiene with Jelena Nikolajevic

Inspired by Jelena's consistent and intentional oral care routine, we sat down with her to take a closer look at the whys and the whats of oral hygiene, proving that the practice is just as important to overall wellness as any other dietary or lifestyle decision. 

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A Better Chocolate Fixation | Matcha Cacao Truffles

Many of you know that we love making our own raw homemade chocolates, but we dug back in the archives and thought it was good timing to resurface a favorite that combines a touch of our house matcha. Our spring-inspired superfood truffles are nutrient-packed yet still deliciously indulgent. 

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Boketto Moment with Kate Jennings of Na Nin

We're humbled and honored to be sharing the very first installment in our Boketto Moment series, which shines a spotlight on individuals within the local community, and this community at large, that inspire us in countless ways and make us feel wonderful simply by being in their presence.

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Core Aspects of Health & Wellbeing | BODYCARE

Today, we're spotlighting BODYCARE, and highlighting specific rituals, products and services that will help to support your body generally (both internally and externally), especially during times of stress, chronic illness, targeted imbalances, symptoms of sickness and menstrual discomfort. 

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Boketto Holiday Gift Guide | Home

The final Holiday Gift Guide in our three-part series includes select home products for creating a desirable ambiance and mood, to promote clean living throughout every room in the house and for building a modern and sleek pantry filled with thoughtfully designed ceramics.

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Boketto Holiday Gift Guide | Skin, Body & Holistic Wellness

This year, we're celebrating our first-ever #BokettoHoliday, and as a small business in a thriving community, the past eight months have taught us the value in shopping locally, and consciously. It is our intention to share the gift of balance, simplicity and wellbeing with others, so that they can then share those same experiences with the ones they love and cherish this season, and beyond.

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Inside The Laka Living Pantry | Decadent Hot Chocolate

From the moment we eyed Laka Living's tonic butter collection, we knew it would steal the hearts and taste buds of our thriving, conscious-forward community here in Richmond. Welcome to the days where Adaptogenic Cookie Butter exists, the adult version of the cookie jar that gives a nudge to your energy and a boost to your libido.

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Travel Staples & Essentials

When travelling, wherever to, we understand that it's all too easy to stress over what to pack and what to leave behind. We want to maintain the same self-care rituals that we practice in the comfort of our own home, but with limited to no access to some of our favorite tools and supplies.

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Seasonal Skin + Apothecary Staples

Seasonality, stress, hormones, environmental toxins and food allergens are just a few circumstances that can create a breeding ground for problematic skin and unwanted flare ups. The skin, being our largest precious organ, is usually the first to take the hit when something is off balance from within. 

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Hormone Balancing Chaga Bone Broth

In the spring and summertime, we find comfort in nutrient-rich smoothies to soothe excess pitta, however in the transitional seasons of fall and winter, we trade smoothies in favor of warming tonics and broths to pacify vata. 

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Seasonal Nourishment | Vata Season

Ayurveda considers a seasonal routine an important cornerstone of health, year around. Balancing the nature of your local climate with lifestyle choices that offset the potential for seasonally-induced imbalances is one of the simplest ways that you can protect your well-being.

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The Art Of Slowing Down

We live in a society where restlessness is pervasive. We define ourselves by our own busy-ness, always seeking ways to manipulate our nervous systems in an effort to add more. As we continue to add to that equation, without making space to subtract (rest), we harbor stress in the body that can quickly lead to dis-ease.

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Astrological Insights | Eclipse Season

We asked our in-house Acupuncturist + Holistic Nutritionist, Kelly Sherman of Wax and Wane Wellness, to share her astrological insights as to what's going on in the cosmos and how we can foster this powerful Solar Eclipse and New Moon energy. 

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Heart Rise Beauty Tonic

On those days where you need a subtle reminder to slow down and give yourself a moment to reconnect, this beautiful blend inspired by Lindsay Kluge of Ginger Tonic Botanicals is that and then some.

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Boketto Hour | A Summer Playlist (Vol. 1)

Whether it's smooth jazz or loud Lilith tunes, you can always tell what kind of mood we're in by the shop tunes that we're playing that day. Our Summer playlist is a curation of the sounds we currently love and that inspire us to shake our stuff and dance to the beat of our own drum.

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Five Naturally Soothing Summer Selects

In general, the excess heat during pitta season may aggravate our mood, affect digestion and make us feel particularly lethargic and depleted of our essence. Nurturing and restoring ourselves back to a state of balance is especially important, and it's those little rituals throughout the day that can help in the process.

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Matcha Beauty Tonic

The potency of matcha resides in its unique antioxidant compound known as catechins, which provide numerous health benefits with regular consumption. 

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