First off, this is not intended to be a comprehensive assembly of all natural colorants that exist – its is merely the short list of those which are used regularly at Apothecary Muse in soap making. Whenever we source a new material, we research the safety of use during manufacturing as well as topically inContinue Reading Natural Colorants
As mentioned in a previous post, the natural deodorant pursuit has been a long, educational one. Just when I think I’ve gotten it figured out, a client brings up a new challenge or in this case, a shortage of paperboard tubes in the size I have been using forced me to readdress my packaging. Fortunately,Continue Reading Sometimes you get lucky!
Picking out the best deodorant available can be confusing, but it shouldn’t be. The number one question I get from customers, is “But does it actually work?” Which is totally a loaded question. As far as deodorizing, yes, most certainly it works. If used correctly – AND the clothing and skin is clean from theContinue Reading NEW FORMULATION! Deodorant goes from 8 to 12 hour efficiency
For 2018, Apothecary Muse seeks to sponsor Ambassadors who identify as and empower underrepresented classes (race, gender, economic class, ability and more), in the outdoors. For many years working in the outdoor industry, I’ve experienced some and observed more exclusion and the opportunity loss is real. Just like in nature, we need the bees toContinue Reading Are the Outdoors endangered because we are not inclusive enough?
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?
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?