For the perfect dose of post-wedding rejuvenation, immerse yourself in the world of Garden Apothecary, a line of handmade face and body products crafted by professional horticulturist Jennifer Lee Segale. What began as a landscape design and consulting company more than a decade ago grew in 2008 to include small batch, made-to-order organic treats. From tea and candles to sugar scrubs and massage oil, there’s something to soothe even the most planning-weary newlywed.


Having sampled the roll-on Rose Leaf Flower Essence ($26), I can attest to the calming power of these plant-packed products. Made with a combination of vitamin E and organic almond, rose absolute, and rose leaf oils, the .3 oz container hasn’t left my purse for the past week and is ideal for on-the-go application. Each time I remove the cap, it’s as if I’ve been transported to a rose garden. Knowing the sweetly scented contents are chemical-free is an added bonus, and I’m eager to try the line’s other essences: Cacao & Cardamom, Evening Aphrodisiac, and Lime Peel & Neroli.


For a dose of skin salvation, reach for one of Segale’s French Green Clay Mud Masks ($10 for two). When mixed with a bit of water or honey, the contents of each compostable, single-use capsule become a gentle treatment, and after one use, my dull, tired skin was left feeling soft and refreshed.


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Photos courtesy of Garden Apothecary.

Blog post by Real Weddings Magazine contributor, Morgan Casarez.

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