Journal


Memorial Day Edition

This Memorial Day weekend, you may be doing everything or nothing. When curating some of our top picks for your perusal, we considered a variety of occasions that accompany this long and typically hot kickoff to summer.

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Rituals Inspired by the Scents of Spring

Today on The Journal, we’re highlighting some of our favorite scents that remind of us of warmer, longer days spent in nature and the rituals inspired by them. This variety scents can be found in products throughout our apothecary to help awaken, enliven, energize, or simply support ease.

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Chocolate Chaga Shroom Shake

With warmer temperatures showing their face, we’ve been craving more chilled morning lattes and energizing shakes to re-hydrate and balance the onset of excessive heat in the body.

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Sexual Ecology with Lydia Rose of Wild + Vibrant

Lydia Rose, creator of wild + vibrant, is a maker, intuitive herbalist, and sexual health creator based in Minneapolis. Inspired by Western and Ayurvedic aromatherapy and herbalism, she delights in using herbal care for sexual empowerment and health as well as ceremony and ritual.

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Ritual: Oil Cleanse

Lipids dissolve lipids, thus to best cleanse your skin of excess sebum, dirt, and other grime, you want to use an oil. It may seem counter intuitive, especially to those who still cringe at the thought of using a moisturizer on blemish-prone skin, but fats are your friend!

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Ritual: Dry Brush

Your lymphatic system is responsible for removing the waste from your cells and blood but unlike your cardiovascular system, it has no pump! queue the dry brush—an incredibly powerful tool to boost your immune system, tighten and tone your skin, and promote lymphatic drainage.

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Supporting A Healthy Microbiome

The microbiome is the heart of our gut, in which case maintaining a healthy environment is crucial in supporting and protecting proper digestion, nutrient absorption, hormone balance, immunity, mood, sleep and a million other interactions within our bodies.

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Sexy Little Self Pleasures + A Daily Love Tonic

Looking to indulge yourself or your loved one this Valentine’s Day? We’ve curated a special lineup of some sexy little self pleasures to get you in the mood — for intimacy, for unwinding, for sleep, for a spa-like experience at home, for whatever you’d like.

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Boketto Moment with Jennifer Sun of Sun For Soul

Jennifer Sun is here to shed some of that light on the inspiration and philosophy behind Sun, how she envisions the company contributing to the evolution of plant medicine and the future of wellness, and the people, places, things and experiences that help to nurture her creativity along the way.

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The Traveling Apothecary

Deciding what and how much to pack for the shortest or longest travel itineraries can be a frenzy of a process, especially when everything feels important and necessary. 

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Marie Kondo Your Pantry

We applied the Marie Kondo method to our pantry upon the New Year and did some much needed reorganizing, minimizing and re-evaluating of what feels most essential to occupying shelf and refrigerator space.

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A Local Recipe Curation | Cocktails + Hot Sauce

We feel lucky to know some pretty phenomenal local chefs and bartenders that are always up for a creative pursuit when it comes to crafting unique and thoughtful recipes using our pantry items.  rose gold honey to probiotic vinaigrette and just date syrup, we’ve tasted some pretty epic beverages and treats and leave you with a couple more to add to your post-holiday (or continued festivities) lineup. Tim Quinn, local bartender at the new restaurant Aloi in Scott’s Addition, has been a fan of our bitters for quite some time — forever experimenting with them to craft seasonal cocktails for special events at Boketto. Featured on Aloi’s cocktail menu is the Mindful Martinez, an elevated version of a classic incorporating...

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Holiday Gift Guide | SKIN

Entice those you love with the gift of nourishing skin essentials that keep the body glowing, humming and radiant from head to toe, as well as some sexy time favorites that heighten the pleasure center of the body for endless days to come.

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Boketto Holiday Gift Guide | HOME

Indulge those closest to you with the subtlety of soft, smokeless incense, the luxury of silk as it wraps the body upon falling asleep each night, or the spa-like experience of grounding oils diffusing during a soothing, warm bath with the flickering of a slow-burning candle in the background — prompting a meditative journey in the very comfort of one’s own home.

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Feng Shui For The Home

This month, we’re leaning on Suzy’s expertise to help make the foundation of our lives, our home — the place where we nourish, cook, sleep, and share intimate moments and conversations — feel comfortable, nurturing, welcoming and peaceful. The way that nature intended.

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Boketto x Laka Living | LA Guide

For shopping, sipping, dining, and practicing yoga, among so much else that LA has to offer, Liz Smithers (of Laka) and Allison Walton (of Boketto) combined their favorite spots to inspire future endeavors out west, if you find that your travels take you to the golden state of California.

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Boketto Moment with Alle Weil of Flora Ex Machina

Alle Weil, Los Angeles-based holistic nutritionist, artist, and developer of Flora Ex Machina’s Royal Ghee (the luscious whipped superfood spread that we all know and love), inspires us with her wealth of knowledge and creativity — and we can’t help but to find her kindhearted, gentle nature and pure radiance contagious.

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Boketto Ritual | Yoni Care

Yoni, the Sanskrit term for the female reproductive system, is the body's sacred source for creation, sexuality, and intimate pleasure. It is a dynamic system that has its own ecosystem, microbiome and pH to maintain a healthy equilibrium, however is highly susceptible to stress, trauma, pain, and deeply rooted emotions that may directly impact longterm reproductive health. 

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Boketto Ritual | Hair Care & Maintenance

As a part of our ongoing series of Boketto Rituals this month, we're sharing a peep into our personal hair care rituals, as we all have very different hair personalities and priorities when it comes to maintaining those strands from day to month to season to year. 

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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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