AvasApothecaryLLC

Organic, Simple, Rejuvenating Herbal Body Care

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Announcement    Once upon a time, I thought that Etsy was a great platform that cared about independent businesses of many sizes. Then one day (today), awaiting the payment for handmade items I craft, label and ship, I looked at what was coming from the past few days. Turns out, from 30 orders in the past week, Etsy withdrew 100% of my revenue in “fees and taxes”. Also, I do not spend any money on ads, it’s all just organic traffic. I called for an explanation. I was corralled into an explanation: those are just fees, that’s just the way it is. Well, I naturally felt a bit angry, taken advantage of? Or just flat out appalled. I let them know, thank you for inspiring me to leave Etsy and start my own website! For which I will be doing very soon. So if you can’t find me on Etsy anymore, that is why. I’m still here and will share my new website once it’s built. Thank you for all your support and I’m excited to move on from a platform that I once promoted until I learned how they really don’t advocate for or help small businesses.
Perhaps this information is useful to someone who can save themselves from working for free involuntarily. Lots of Love
Lastly, if you can find a business’s personal website that you trust, purchase there, it will help your fellow community members out even more. Alas, another veil has been lifted.

Also, until my business website is up, feel free to place an order or reach out with any questions: avazapothecary [!at] gmail.com
Thank you my awesome, supportive friends 💛

STAY TUNED, I will post my new website link here and any coupon codes you have will still apply on my new website! 🌻

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Last updated on Mar 11, 2021

Once upon a time, I thought that Etsy was a great platform that cared about independent businesses of many sizes. Then one day (today), awaiting the payment for handmade items I craft, label and ship, I looked at what was coming from the past few days. Turns out, from 30 orders in the past week, Etsy withdrew 100% of my revenue in “fees and taxes”. Also, I do not spend any money on ads, it’s all just organic traffic. I called for an explanation. I was corralled into an explanation: those are just fees, that’s just the way it is. Well, I naturally felt a bit angry, taken advantage of? Or just flat out appalled. I let them know, thank you for inspiring me to leave Etsy and start my own website! For which I will be doing very soon. So if you can’t find me on Etsy anymore, that is why. I’m still here and will share my new website once it’s built. Thank you for all your support and I’m excited to move on from a platform that I once promoted until I learned how they really don’t advocate for or help small businesses.
Perhaps this information is useful to someone who can save themselves from working for free involuntarily. Lots of Love
Lastly, if you can find a business’s personal website that you trust, purchase there, it will help your fellow community members out even more. Alas, another veil has been lifted.

Also, until my business website is up, feel free to place an order or reach out with any questions: avazapothecary [!at] gmail.com
Thank you my awesome, supportive friends 💛

STAY TUNED, I will post my new website link here and any coupon codes you have will still apply on my new website! 🌻

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About AvasApothecaryLLC

Sales 328
On Etsy since 2019
Video summary: JOY OF HAND-CRAFTING ORGANIC COCOA BUTTER LOTION -A Tutorial

Wildly Passionate about Holistic Health and Formulating Organic Handmade Bodycare Products so you may become "A Little Better Than Yesterday"

I am so happy you made it to Ava's Apothecary. I am the Ava behind the Apothecary. I am wildly passionate about science and plant medicine. I love chemistry, and I imagine you love chemistry too, you just aren't as keenly aware of it, for the world is chemistry. I love finally working up the perfect blend of ingredients and watching a recipe come into full fruition, yet similarly I enjoy the process of creation. More often then not, a recipe will fail if the temperature is not concise or the right pH is not used for the right preservative. That all sounds complicated to many and thank goodness there are nerds out there like me that enjoy delving into the many worlds within worlds that exist so that you, my cherished customer may receive a superb, organic (in both meanings of the word) personal care product that won't go rancid and will surpass the quality and efficacy of any product you can find in a brick and mortar store (incl. Amazon -most of which is drop-shipped from China). If you are ever unsatisfied with your product, you can return it (so long as it was never a custom order), no questions asked, you just pay shipping. That's how proud I am of the sourcing of ingredients and exact recipes, that have been fine-tuned over the years.

My products specialize in organics because I have a passion for organics. I've seen first-hand several loved ones develop advanced cancer from working either directly or indirectly with pesticides. I've seen local organic farms lose their land because big GMO, non-organic crops that resided in near-by cities shed some of their pesticides onto the organic farms (which is impossible to control whichever way the wind blows the pesticides onto neighboring farms) -thus, making a certified organic farm (a very arduous process to go through), non-organic and then shutting them down. Also be weary, something may be non-GMO, does NOT equate to Organic. To make something non-GMO is easy, simply put, non-GMO seeds are planted. Then someone who is non-GMO, but not Organic has thousands of pesticides to choose from to use. Perhaps in my younger years, organic seemed like over-priced food, goods etc…but having seen first hand loved ones fight Lymphoma due to direct use with pesticides and other forms of Cancer from indirect use, now in my older years, I understand what all the “hype” was about.

I have seen an essential creature to our planet -the honey-bee, rapidly decline due to the use of neonicotinoids ("neonics") (a widely used insecticide that closely resemble the structure of nicotine). Neonics act as a neurotoxin in honey-bees, thereby confusing them so much that they cannot find their home hive.

In the short, I am so passionate about holistic health, improving the livelihood of others and making handmade organic products. I hope to make this business a full-time job, and I’ve held strong to not compromise my values or the health of others for more profit. While I am not busy in the kitchen making organic goods, I work in a laboratory and I am in school aspiring towards a Business degree. I hope you absolutely love the hand-made goods you see here. Everything was made with joy, love and with your best interest in mind.

Experience this fine craft and a new level of pure self-care. You will find products unlike anything else on the market. Excellence, Freshness, Effectiveness Guaranteed.

Thank you for visiting Ava's Apothecary and my genuine thanks for supporting independent companies. I look forward to serving you.

Production partners

  • Photo Credit: Artemfurman

    Ukraine

    Photo Credit: Artemfurman

  • Photo Credit: David Flores

    United States

    Photo Credit: David Flores

  • Photo Credit: Olegdudko

    Federation of B&H, Bosnia and Herzegovina

    Photo Credit: Olegdudko

  • Photo Credit: Puhhha

    Ukraine

    Photo Credit: Puhhha

  • Photo Credit: Roman Iegoshyn

    Ukraine

    Photo Credit: Roman Iegoshyn

  • Photographer Copyright: Mariia Boiko

    Ukraine

    Photographer Copyright: Mariia Boiko

  • Photographer: Dmytro Zinkevych

    Ukraine

    Copyright : Dmytro Zinkevych

  • Photographer: Dzmitry Kliapitski

    Belarus

    Photographer Copyright: Dzmitry Kliapitski

  • Photographer: Sergey Skripnikov

    Spain

    Photographer: copyright Sergey Skripnikov

  • Piotr Marcinski

    Poland

    Photo Credit: Piotr Marcinski

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Last updated on May 18, 2020
Frequently asked questions
Do you offer custom options?

I am thrilled to hand-craft custom requests, I have been very impressed with the creative ideas you bring to me to craft with fine ingredients!

Gift wrapping and packaging

I am happy to wrap orders and include a personalized note per your request. Just message me via Etsy for more details is the option does not show up in the specific listing!

Sizing details

I offer particular quantities and you may request other sizes that are not listed. Just send me a message!

Care instructions

I work hard to not only create the best product for you, but to also make sure it arrives to you as intended. I wrap everything very carefully. Should there be any issues between the time your item leaves me and arrives to your door-step, please message me and I will be happy to help make it right ;)

Wholesale availability

I do offer wholesale options. Timing is different than the normal 3-5 days to fulfill wholesale orders, as, everything is of course, hand-made. Message me with your requests and time-frame. A wholesale discount will be applied and varies depending on quantity and product. Message me for more details!

Custom and personalized orders

I offer the ability to personalize labels as well as the specific item, essential oils used and much more. A favorite for many is the ability to write anything you want, be it a birthday, graduation, anniversary, proposal or company gift with your logo. Message me for details!