As a one-woman show, balancing production with administrative work can be a challenge – especially through the holidays. After that storm has passed, I get to turn my energy back inwards and revisit some of my reasons for consolidating my longtime hobby with my professional career in the outdoor industry (coaching and retail) as aContinue Reading Fresh & Fair Trail Magic
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?
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!
Do you constantly make #lists? Is your #NewYearsResolution an opportunity to link your tasks and goals together, for long range planning? For me, I have tons of daily tasks that include research, sourcing ingredients, making products, creating labels, packaging, listing, marketing and sales. It’s actually a ton of work and I was surprised to findContinue Reading A Sustainable New Year