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Blue Morpho Apothecary is officialy CLOSED! Head on over to www.urthmadeco.etsy.com to browse my new shop!
lilanengreenbrier on Jul 14, 2015
Everything - the product, the shipping, the container - was excellent! I'm looking forward to my next purchase from Blue Morpho Apothecary!
creating a natural metamorphosis of your senses
It all started with a trip to Costa Rica a few years ago. What began as just a study abroad course observing animal behavior in the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve quickly developed into a deep interest and passion for herbal medicine, living simply, and what I like to call “eco-liciousness.”
Having been raised by parents who I would affectionately refer to as “health nuts,” I did my best to rebel against their alternative/natural health school of thought during my teen years. (Oh, how I hated being that weird kid who didn’t drink sodas and used a different brand of deodorant than all my friends!)
But, somewhere deep within this cloud forest I began to experience a connection with the local ticos, and ultimately -- with my youth and myself. I learned to embrace not only their way of life, but their passion for the flora and fauna of the area.
I was fascinated by our tour guide’s tales of how locals would use the leaves of West Indian Elm to stop the bleeding of minor scrapes and wounds, or how the leaves of the Mexican Cotton plant could be brewed into a tea to relieve/ease the pain of headaches. With every hike we embarked upon, I became even more enchanted by the scenery… imagine flower gardens bursting with color and bustling with buzzing life, private waterfalls hidden and tucked away down precarious paths, and animals the likes of which you have never seen!
As you can imagine, I was inspired to change directions in my life when I returned home. Although I was still interested in healthcare and helping people, I began to question conventional health practices and started looking for more natural alternatives instead. I spent more time outside experiencing nature, and appreciating the new-found beauty in my surroundings. I started recycling, shied away from pre-prepared foods that came in cardboard packages and learned to “shop the perimeter of the grocery store.” I even began buying that “weird” deodorant again!
I also explored herbal remedies for any ailments that I experienced, and offered my advice to any family or friends that would listen. I bought books on herbs and began to teach myself about their amazing ability to heal – which has long been studied and is deeply (almost romantically, in my eyes) rooted in the Native American tradition.
And then, one day, in a stroke of brilliance – you know, the kind that only happens once every so often – it occurred to me that people needed to reconnect not only with a simpler way of living, but with their inner beauty as well. Just as a flower unfurls its petals and leans toward the sun, so should our bodies “lean” toward products that offer natural sensory experiences – whether it be through touch, sight, taste, smell or sound.
So often we get caught up in a “movement” like eating organic foods (which I strongly believe in!), and tend to forget some of the details. Like how important it is to nourish our bodies from the outside in – and more specifically, through the skin. As you may know, today’s beauty industry is wholly unregulated, and abundant with a plethora of products that are chock full of harmful and toxic ingredients. I knew there was a better alternative, and I knew that I could help to create it.
From here, Blue Morpho Apothecary was born.
To me, what you put on your body is just as important as what you put in your body – after all, the skin is the body’s largest organ! Just as you wouldn’t want to eat something that you can’t pronounce, you wouldn’t want to absorb those toxic chemicals through your skin! With Blue Morpho Apothecary, I am committed to creating products that are free of:
- artificial colors
- synthetic fragrances
Instead, my ingredients are truly natural. They are derived from certified organic sources, and are oftentimes raw, vegan, and ethically wild harvested. And of course, I never test on animals. I love our furry friends! Likewise, this philosophy carries over to my packaging where you will find biodegradable cellophane, PET plastic or glass bottles that can easily be refilled, repurposed or recycled, in addition to PCW tissue paper & packing boxes.
After all, we only have one Mother Earth, and we gotta treat her right the first time ‘round!
BLUE MORPHO APOTHECARY – creating a natural metamorphosis of your senses.
Please read before buying:
Be sure to read through the list of ingredients for each product before completing your purchase in order to determine if you may be allergic to any of the ingredients used.
Women who may be pregnant should take great care when using any essential oils.
Be aware that certain products such as bath bombs or bath oils may make your tub slippery -- please exercise caution when exiting.
We use natural colorants which may tint your bath water - this is only temporary.
And of course, keep any natural products away from water, excessive heat, and direct sunlight. Storing your items in the fridge or freezer will prolong shelf life and inhibit any possible bacteria growth.
Remember, when buying
ORGANIC -- you support our soil;
100% NATURAL-- you support your health;
ECO-FRIENDLY -- you support our environment;
VEG-FRIENDLY -- you keep our furry friends safe from harm
Buying from Blue Morpho Apothecary ensures that you support all of these causes at the same time!
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
As many products are made to order, please be aware that all orders placed during a typical business week will be shipped within 3-5 days. If you need your item(s) sooner, please send us a message to request express shipping.
We are not responsible for packages that may get lost or stolen in the mail once they have been marked as "delivered."
Orders shipping overseas may be subject to duties or customs -- this will be an additional charge at the consumer's expense.
Refunds and Exchanges
If you find that you are unsatisfied with your order, please send us a message so that we can make arrangements for store credit.
Products are often made to order and always created by hand, so no two items are identical. Small imperfections are the nature and beauty of the product! Please allow for slight variances from what is shown in the photos.
Products that are made from oils or butters may melt during shipping -- typically, all they need is a quick stint in the freezer for a few minutes.
If you are making changes in your skincare routine, there may be a transition period where you experience breakouts. This is completely normal as your skin detoxifies and re-learns how to balance itself naturally. If you have any questions during this adjustment process, feel free to send us a message.