If you’ve recently purchased a bar of my soap, you might be wondering what that red code is on the bottom right of the front panel on the label. Previously, it included only the style number which I figured might be useful one day. I opted not to include the date stamp on previous batches,Continue Reading Hidden Puzzle?
The bar of soap submitted by Apothecary Muse owner, Eryn Hughes, WON the 2017 Design Mania soap challenge by Making Soap Magazine!! From Eryn, “I am seriously humbled by this announcement, as I expect number the votes for all the designs were close. The skill and creativity from the designers and contestants truly made this aContinue Reading NEWS: Design Mania WINNER
Craft shows and farmers markets are often full of people exposed to natural, handmade skincare for the first time. People often ask for “Chapstick” instead of lip balm, not realizing that is a specific brand name, like Kleenex instead of tissue. Since I only sell what I make, myself, I don’t resell other brands ofContinue Reading FAQ: Balm or Salve?
These are so quick and easy to make, but require patience and some planning. This simple recipe can be modified with different herbs, oils, butters and wax if these aren’t available to you locally. But, I prefer solar-infusing* wildharvested herbs into organic oils and butters, based on the season and their supporting properties. In addition toContinue Reading DIY – Herbal Vegan Lip Balm Recipe
Here’s a moisturizing recipe that I’ve come up with as the base for a number of salves to meet everyday needs. One can modify the moisturizing or breathability quality with a slight adjustment in the ratio of waxes. A lot of skin salves and balms use beeswax because it has a very long shelf life, antiviral andContinue Reading DIY – Vegan Skin Salve Recipe – NO Beeswax!