AO Apothecary

Los Angeles, California · 15 Sales


AO Apothecary

Los Angeles, California 15 Sales On Etsy since 2012

0 out of 5 stars

Shop owner

Ali Chen


Ali Chen

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Ali Chen


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Anonymous on Nov 8, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

I love it! Serious quality product. Seller was great at communication. Will most definitely buy again.

Anonymous on Sep 11, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

Smells lovely and I like the slender tube as well.

Anonymous on Sep 11, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

This cream is amazing! It is rich and moisturizing, but not too heavy which is perfect for my combination skin. Will be ordering more when this is gone :)


'青' the story of AO.

The Japanese meaning of the word, 'ao' describes a light blue-green color, the Chinese translation being 青, or 'qing.' Taken to symbolize a range of colors depending on context: a sky, a lake, or a piece of jade could be described as 'ao'.

To me this word takes on an ethereal meaning. It connotes something that is fresh, intangible and changing, the very essence of nature.

I am a strong believer that health must be derived from nature. From the things we ingest, the products we put on our bodies, to calming our minds in its presence. Understanding that nature has provided us with all the ingredients needed for a healthy body and mind has inspired me to create a line of natural, holistic products that aim to capture the very essence of the word 'ao'.

I strive to develop products that contain the simplest, most effective natural ingredients. My products take their roots from asian and western herbal medicine and aromatherapy to utilize the healing power of natural herbs, plants, and fruits. In short, I hope to bring people products that not only nourish, cleanse, tone, and refresh, but eventually contribute to a more holistic health. My goal is to return to the basics, to live natural.


Shop members

  • Ali Chen

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Ali has a background in architecture & design and is currently based in California. Her passion for graphics and well-designed product packaging paired with her interest in natural health resulted in AO's line of natural and simple products.

Shop policies

Last updated on June 25, 2012
Thank you for visiting our store! Ao Apothecary's products are freshly handmade using all natural ingredients. None of our products contain: laurel sulphates, glycols, tea, dea, synthetic colors, phenoxyethanol, petrochemicals, parabens, phthalates, silicones, or artificial fragrances.

Please check out our brother site { atelier / wisp } at: for more all natural products and fragrances!

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Money Order
  • Check
We accept Paypal, credit card, money orders, and checks. Paypal payments are suggested for quick delivery of your products. Orders cannot be canceled or modified after they have been shipped.
Once payment is received, we will ship your order within 1-3 business days. We will ship either USPS First Class Mail or Priority. For expedited or rush shipping, please contact us with your request and we will modify the order for you.
Refunds and Exchanges
We only offer refunds / exchanges on our products if they are shipped to you damaged. Please contact us and we will re-ship to you a new product. A photo of the damaged product will be needed. Exchanges can be made within 7 days of receiving the order. Your satisfaction is of utmost importance to us so feel free to contact us for any requests.
Additional policies and FAQs
Wholesale: If you are interested in wholesale orders, please email us with your company information at 4alichen [!at] and we will supply you with our wholesale and MSRP prices.

Custom Orders: Feel free to request any custom products or combination of items. Email us at 4alichen [!at]