ApothecaryMuse

Adventure Skincare and Herbal Soap

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania · 738 Sales

ApothecaryMuse

Adventure Skincare and Herbal Soap

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 738 Sales On Etsy since 2013

5 out of 5 stars
(115)

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Eryn

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Announcement   Apothecary Muse uses extensive training to formulate herbal soap and adventure skincare products that offer athletes relevant performance while remaining safe for the environment. More details below!

**Wholesale is available for qualified brick and mortar shops. **

In the meantime, you can add some PGH local events to your calendar and be the first to see and smell the new stuff. Share my adventures on social media to learn about new items, events, offers and recipes:

https://www.apothecarymuse.com
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Last updated on Apr 3, 2018

Apothecary Muse uses extensive training to formulate herbal soap and adventure skincare products that offer athletes relevant performance while remaining safe for the environment. More details below!

**Wholesale is available for qualified brick and mortar shops. **

In the meantime, you can add some PGH local events to your calendar and be the first to see and smell the new stuff. Share my adventures on social media to learn about new items, events, offers and recipes:

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

Eryn

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Abigail Praklet

Abigail Praklet on Mar 30, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

In my quest to find more natural and biodegradable products, I found this! It's amazing! I'm finally making the switch to natural deodorant and can't wait to continue to use this.

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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, I am confident that there products I create 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 it: **
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 has a shelf life of 6-8 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 these local stores:
Adda Coffee & Tea House, Shadyside, Pittsburgh, PA
East End Food Co-op , North Point Breeze, Pittsburgh, PA
I AM Yoga Squirrel Hill, Squirrel Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
Olive & Marlowe, East Liberty, Pittbsurgh, PA
Farm & Forest, Garfield, Pittsburgh, PA
Armature Tattoo Co. Bloomfield, Pittsburgh, PA
Craft-O-Tron, Location Varies, Pittsburgh, PA
Staghorn Garden Cafe Greenfield, Pittsburgh, PA
Bear Dog Bicycles, North Side, Pittsburgh, PA
love, Pittsburgh, Mt. Washington, Pittsburgh, PA
Quality Gardens Valencia, PA
Oilio Kiosk, South Hills Galleria Mall, PA
Mending Roots Wellness, Camp Hill, PA
Wildnerness Voyageurs, Ohiopyle, PA
Vegan Outdoor Adventures, Glens Falls, NY
The Codfish Cowboy, Long Beach, NY
Blackbird Attic, Beacon, NY
Sunbeam General Store, Frenchtown, NJ
Full Circle Supply, La Cross, WI
Woodland Cottage Boutique, St. Helens, OR

Feel free to send me a Conversation with the handy Contact link to the left if you have any questions. I like people!

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  • 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.

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