ApothecaryMuse

Adventure Skincare and Herbal Soap

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania · 880 Sales

ApothecaryMuse

Adventure Skincare and Herbal Soap

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 880 Sales On Etsy since 2013

5 out of 5 stars
(139)

Shop owner

Eryn

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Announcement   SUMMER CLEARANCE IS ON!! Priced 20% off all seasonal soap products - stock up while supplies last! Soap products will remain fresh for up to a year from purchase, if stored in a dry and dark place. Each bar will last up to a month of everyday use by one person, when stored dry between use.

*Orders placed by noon will ship same business day. After noon, orders ship the following business day.*
**Wholesale is available for qualified brick and mortar shops. Please see "More" tab for FAQ and contact info. **

In the meantime, you can add some PGH local markets and classes to your calendar and be the first to see and smell the fresh. Share adventures on social media and learn about new shops who carry these products:

https://www.apothecarymuse.com
https://instagram.com/apothecarymuse/
https://www.facebook.com/ApothecaryMuse
https://twitter.com/apothecarymuse
https://www.pinterest.com/apothecarymuse/apothecary-muse/

Apothecary Muse uses extensive training to formulate herbal soap and adventure skincare products that offer athletes relevant performance while remaining safe for the environment. All my items are made by hand with meticulous care - with that said, cross-contamination of materials is possible. If you have a known allergen, please do not hesitate to inquire before you make your purchase if that material is present in the studio. Lastly, these statements are not evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

Announcement

Last updated on Aug 21, 2018

SUMMER CLEARANCE IS ON!! Priced 20% off all seasonal soap products - stock up while supplies last! Soap products will remain fresh for up to a year from purchase, if stored in a dry and dark place. Each bar will last up to a month of everyday use by one person, when stored dry between use.

*Orders placed by noon will ship same business day. After noon, orders ship the following business day.*
**Wholesale is available for qualified brick and mortar shops. Please see "More" tab for FAQ and contact info. **

In the meantime, you can add some PGH local markets and classes to your calendar and be the first to see and smell the fresh. Share adventures on social media and learn about new shops who carry these products:

https://www.apothecarymuse.com
https://instagram.com/apothecarymuse/
https://www.facebook.com/ApothecaryMuse
https://twitter.com/apothecarymuse
https://www.pinterest.com/apothecarymuse/apothecary-muse/

Apothecary Muse uses extensive training to formulate herbal soap and adventure skincare products that offer athletes relevant performance while remaining safe for the environment. All my items are made by hand with meticulous care - with that said, cross-contamination of materials is possible. If you have a known allergen, please do not hesitate to inquire before you make your purchase if that material is present in the studio. Lastly, these statements are not evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

Eryn

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About

Adventure Skin Care: intersecting form and function at weather and terrain.

Over the past several years of soap-making, I've worked and played in the outdoor industry and performed a lot of commercial product testing. I've determined that outdoor athletes' health and the environment have unique needs, which are unmet by the industry. Using a background sports nutrition, wilderness medicine, mountain bike coaching, herbalism and aromatherapy, it is my goal to provide solutions.

Skin is the body's largest organ and is crucial to one's overall health and well-being. I try to grow and ethically wildharvest ingredients within the seasons for the most efficacy and relevance. I avoid genetically engineered or unsustainable products and choose certified-organic ingredients whenever possible. I practice full ingredient disclosure to demonstrate commitment to product integrity and I comply with all labeling regulations so the consumer can make informed and safe choices. I answer questions honestly about my process and products, continuously work towards becoming more informed and giving back to organizations that share my values. You'll often find me taking a break from my mountain bike ride to identify a plant ally.

**About the ingredients:**
Seeds are planted indoors in the early Spring, if they can't be overwintered. I try to grow as much of the herbs I harvest, dry and finally infuse into the soap as possible, to impart their beneficial properties throughout each appropriate season. At the end of the growing season I save the best plants for seed and store seed for the following growing season. I choose various base oils for their skin-loving qualities to suit the season and various outdoor activities - often infusing my own herbs to deepen an aromatherapy note and give added benefits. It is important to me to source organic, locally made and sustainably sourced ingredients, whenever possible. Only plant-based, natural essential oils and minerals are used as additives. NO chemical fragrance, color, sodium lauryl sulfate or detergents are added to my soap.

**How I make soap: **
Part of the traditional cold-process method includes the use of naturally-occurring sodium hydroxide (lye), made from wood ash. During the weeks of curing, the saponification process gels the oils and water together leaving no caustic lye residue as water continues to evaporate and the bar hardens, increasing its lathering capacity. After a couple weeks, the bars are checked to ensure safe pH and consistent hardness among bars without stripping the skin of its natural oils. Finally, when the pH is in a safe range and there isn't too much give to the touch, the bars are cut and wrapped in plantable paper. Because only natural ingredients are used, a bar of handmade soap typically has a shelf life of 6-12 months - and a month after first use. Handmade soap is very gentle and wants to be stored dry between uses to prolong its life.

While Etsy has the complete selection of my products, you can also find select products at local events listed on my website: https://www.apothecarymuse.com

Local stores:
Adda Coffee and Tea House, Shadyside, Pgh, PA
East End Food Co-op , North Point Breeze, Pgh, PA
3 Rivers Outdoor Company, Regent Square, Pgh, PA
I AM Yoga Squirrel Hill, Squirrel Hill, Pgh, PA
Flatboat Fair Traders, Highland Park, Pgh, PA
Yoga Hive, Garfield, Pgh, PA
Farm & Forest, Garfield, Pgh, PA
Workshop DIY , Garfield, Pgh, PA
Armature Tattoo Co. Bloomfield, Pgh, PA
Craft-O-Tron, Location Varies, Pgh, PA
love, Pittsburgh, Mt. Washington, Pgh, PA
Bear Dog Bicycles, North Side, Pgh, PA
Liokareas Olive Oil, South Hills, PA
Urban Princess, Philadelphia, PA
Mending Roots Wellness, Camp Hill, PA
Wildnerness Voyageurs, Ohiopyle, PA

NEW YORK
Vegan Outdoor Adventures, Glens Falls, NY
The Codfish Cowboy, Long Beach, NY
Blackbird Attic, Beacon, NY

NEW JERSEY
Sunbeam General Store, Frenchtown, NJ

NORTH DAKOTA
Jessie Blue, Fargo, ND

WISCONSIN
Full Circle Supply, La Cross, WI

CALIFORNIA
Houndstooth Fiber Arts, Castro Valley, CA

OREGON
Woodland Cottage Boutique, St. Helens, OR

Shop members

  • Eryn Hughes

    Owner, Maker, Marketer

    Artist, feminist and advocate in the outdoor industry, Eryn brings rigorous coaching, wilderness medicine and herbalism training together in products sourced with sustainably harvested herbs, essential oils and packaging with Adventure Skincare.

Local

Find ApothecaryMuse at the following upcoming markets!

  • Squirrel Hill Night Market
    Forbes and Murray Bus Stop
    5750 Forbes Ave
    PITTSBURGH, PA

    Aug 25

    Inspired by pop-up night markets in Asia and around the world, the Squirrel Hill Night Market is a free, outdoor street festival that's fun for adults and kids of all ages! Featuring: * 60+ I Made It! Market artists selling handmade wares * Live bands and art from local performers * Offerings from your favorite Squirrel Hill restaurants * Food trucks * Activities and crafts for kids Check back to see who will be participating in this years Night Markets!

  • Shadyside, The Art Festival on Walnut St......22nd Annual
    Shadyside Art Festival
    Walnut
    PITTSBURGH, PA

    Aug 25–26

    Shadyside… The Art Festival on Walnut Street is a proven summer weekend art show located in the Shadyside area of Pittsburgh, PA. This popular neighborhood of tree-lined streets, historic homes and trendy businesses will again be transformed into an outdoor gallery of fine art.

  • Craftin' Outlaws 2018 Holiday Show
    Greater Columbus Convention Center
    400 N High St
    COLUMBUS, OH

    Nov 10

    The mission of Craftin' Outlaws is to expose the public to an alternative to mass produced products and to support local indie artists, crafters, and designers. Now in it's 13th year, Craftin' Outlaws is an annual 'alternative' craft fair held in Columbus, Ohio. The first event, held in 2005 featured 50 fabulous and original artists, designers, and crafters selling their hip handmade wares to a steady stream of customers who were looking to purchase that one-of-a-kind gift for themselves or a loved one. Craftin' Outlaws embraces the same methods and techniques that have been used for years, but are putting a modern twist to it.

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Last updated on Aug 17, 2018
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