ApothecaryMuse

Adventure Skincare

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania · 520 Sales

ApothecaryMuse

Adventure Skincare

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 520 Sales On Etsy since 2013

5 out of 5 stars
(82)

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Eryn

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Announcement   Winter clearance items are marked "SALE" in the title, priced to go. Spring brings moisturizing sun and insect protection Adventure Skincare! Treat your skincare like nutrition. #woodsywarrior #adventureskincare #wilderness #plantbased #handmade #shopsmall

My craft is a balance of art and science, demaning that I grow many of the herbs I infuse, use respectful wildharvesting practices and source organic whenever possible. It is a constant meditation! My products tend to have a light, complex but earthy aroma, but options vary from no added essential oils to complex blends. Ingredients are 100% vegan and natural; no fragrances, artificial chemicals or detergents are added. I practice full ingredient disclosure to demonstrate my commitment to product integrity, complying with all labeling regulations and avoid making unwarranted or illegal claims. I share details about my process, source of ingredients and strive to maintain low-impact manufacturing from source to consumer. I also offer soapmaking classes and share some of my recipes on my blog: http://www.apothecarymuse.com

In the meantime, you can add some PGH local events to your calendar and be the first to see and smell the new stuff.

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Last updated on Feb 25, 2017

Winter clearance items are marked "SALE" in the title, priced to go. Spring brings moisturizing sun and insect protection Adventure Skincare! Treat your skincare like nutrition. #woodsywarrior #adventureskincare #wilderness #plantbased #handmade #shopsmall

My craft is a balance of art and science, demaning that I grow many of the herbs I infuse, use respectful wildharvesting practices and source organic whenever possible. It is a constant meditation! My products tend to have a light, complex but earthy aroma, but options vary from no added essential oils to complex blends. Ingredients are 100% vegan and natural; no fragrances, artificial chemicals or detergents are added. I practice full ingredient disclosure to demonstrate my commitment to product integrity, complying with all labeling regulations and avoid making unwarranted or illegal claims. I share details about my process, source of ingredients and strive to maintain low-impact manufacturing from source to consumer. I also offer soapmaking classes and share some of my recipes on my blog: http://www.apothecarymuse.com

In the meantime, you can add some PGH local events to your calendar and be the first to see and smell the new stuff.

Follow me on social media to learn about new items, recipes and share the adventures:
https://instagram.com/apothecarymuse/
https://www.facebook.com/ApothecaryMuse
https://twitter.com/apothecarymuse
https://www.pinterest.com/apothecarymuse/apothecary-muse/

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5 out of 5 stars
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Jessie

Jessie on Mar 19, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

I bought this lip balm yesterday at a local show. It's amazing!! There is a very slight and very pleasant botanical fragrance that I love. My lips, which were cracked, are already starting to heal. The packaging is really nice too. Love it!

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Winter Warrior lip balm is the softer formulation of the Herbal Warrior lip balm. It's just come out of hibernation, so very yours soon!
Look familiar? Maybe it's time for a keycap_starhotkeycap_star bath with soothing herbs and essential oils.
All set for shipping holiday gift orders! First class USPS deadlines for Christmas delivery are Thursday December 16 at noon. Priority upgrades are available through the 19th- and automatic if you order more than 4 items weighing 4 oz each.

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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 determined that outdoor athletes' health and the environment have unique needs, which are mostly unmet by the industry. Interest piqued, I've studied sports nutrition, wilderness medicine, mountain bike coaching, herbalism and aromatherapy.

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:
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
Armature Tattoo Co. Bloomfield, Pittsburgh, PA
Una Biologicals, Lawrenceville, Pittsburgh, PA
Craft-O-Tron, Location Varies, Pittsburgh, PA
Staghorn Garden Cafe Greenfield, Pittsburgh, PA
Quality Gardens Valencia, PA (coming soon)
Oilio Kiosk, South Hills Galleria Mall, PA (coming soon)
Mending Roots Wellness, Camp Hill, PA
Wildnerness Voyageurs, Ohiopyle, PA
Vegan Outdoor Adventures, Glens Falls, NY
The Codfish Cowboy, Long Beach, NY
Full Circle Supply, La Cross, WI

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

    Eryn is a vegan, outdoor athlete. She has been making soap for friends and family since 98. As the hobby has grown into a small business, her lifelong herbalism and aromatherapy studies are expressed in her sustainable skincare practice.

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