RavensCtApothecary

vegan apothecary for tea and book lovers

Moretonhampstead, United Kingdom · 3816 Sales

RavensCtApothecary

vegan apothecary for tea and book lovers

Moretonhampstead, United Kingdom 3816 Sales On Etsy since 2013

5 out of 5 stars
(1043)

Announcement   Inspired by literature, love of unusual teas, and the rich simplicity of nature, Ravenscourt Apothecary focuses on literary fragrances and vegan skincare. We strongly support the cruelty-free movement and strive to handcraft personal care products that are kind to the environment. More about Ravenscourt Apothecary in the Etsy Blog interview: http://etsy.me/1eRlcDc. Find us on Instagram @ravenscourtapothecary

BLOGGERS: I do not do collaborations, but if you want to feature my product(s) on your blog, please request permission before using my images.

WHOLESALE: I am open for wholesale inquiries to physical shops only - no online resellers. If you feel that my products fit the aesthetics and ethos of your company, please apply to become a stockist here: http://www.ravenscourtapothecary.com/wholesale-enquiries/

Thank you!
Ravenscourt Apothecary © 2013-2015

Announcement
Last updated on Aug 9, 2016

Inspired by literature, love of unusual teas, and the rich simplicity of nature, Ravenscourt Apothecary focuses on literary fragrances and vegan skincare. We strongly support the cruelty-free movement and strive to handcraft personal care products that are kind to the environment. More about Ravenscourt Apothecary in the Etsy Blog interview: http://etsy.me/1eRlcDc. Find us on Instagram @ravenscourtapothecary

BLOGGERS: I do not do collaborations, but if you want to feature my product(s) on your blog, please request permission before using my images.

WHOLESALE: I am open for wholesale inquiries to physical shops only - no online resellers. If you feel that my products fit the aesthetics and ethos of your company, please apply to become a stockist here: http://www.ravenscourtapothecary.com/wholesale-enquiries/

Thank you!
Ravenscourt Apothecary © 2013-2015

Tanya Kuznetsova

Contact shop owner

Tanya Kuznetsova

French Green Clay Soap. Unscented Vegan Soap.
US$5.41
Women's Fragrance Sampler
US$14.86
Shaving Bar | Natural Vegan Shaving Soap
US$5.41
Kaolin White Clay Soap - Unscented Vegan Soap
US$5.41
French Yellow Clay Soap | Unscented Vegan Soap
US$5.41
Bathing Salts - Moroccan Rose
US$13.51
Bathing Salts - Cornflower & Hibiscus
US$13.51
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(1043)
Ezra Fay

Ezra Fay on Aug 24, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

It shipped very quickly and was beautifully packaged in a little box. I am trying out all of the fragrances and when I decide on a favourite, I'll start saving up for the full bottle. Highly recommended!

Tea Marie Fae

Tea Marie Fae on Aug 19, 2016

4 out of 5 stars

Arrived in the post super fast. I got "green tea", which was not to my liking due to the strong lemon opening. After the top notes I did like it but it didn't smell enough like green tea for me. However I was very impressed by the sillage and longevity, and would highly recommend this shop. I may sample other scents here in the future.

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Updates

Men's, women's and unisex sample sets are true bestsellers. They have just been made more unique. Have a look!

About

botanical perfumery & mineral skincare

I love books. And fancy quirky vintage things. And everything handmade. So it stands to reason I created Ravenscourt Apothecary to blend great literature, scents and natural body care products.
I use characters from both well-known and more obscure Victorian-era writers and poets to create the perfect blend for body and soul. You get a slice of great literature and nice fragrant things: vegan soaps, botanical perfumes, beeswax salves, lip balms, and more. A lot of thought, care and love goes into those little creations before they reach you: I make sure that I use those quaint old-fashioned novels as an inspiration. If I name my botanical fragrance Jane Eyre, it's because to me, it's the expression of this remarkable character in the form of a scent. A scent that is both lovely to wear and is good to the earth and your body, as I only use the most clean, simple and natural ingredients in my products. They never have any hormone-disrupting, asthma-causing artificial chemicals.
I also abstain from using palm oil in any of my soap products, as its harvesting and manufacturing practices are harmful for the environment and endangered species like orangutans and Sumatran tigers.
As a compassionate vegan and animal lover, I care about sustainability, green living and the cessation of animal testing. I do my part by catering for fellow vegans, vegetarians, or people who are looking for a unique gift that has a story to tell.
You can find out more about the philosophy behind Ravenscourt Apothecary in the Featured Seller Interview here: http://etsy.me/1eRlcDc

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  • Tanya

    Owner, Photographer, Creator

    Hi, I'm Tanya Kuznetsova. I'm a photographer, yogi, vegan, a global nomad and the force behind Ravenscourt Apothecary. www.ravenscourtapothecary.com

  • Harry

    Designer

    Photographer and web designer. I like quirky and beautiful things, pugs, cats and sushi. www.harryduns.com

Shop policies

Last updated on August 18, 2016
Ravenscourt Apothecary specializes in botanical fragrances and skincare. We are committed to cruelty free, mindfully-produced beauty, handmade in the UK.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
You can pay using PayPal or Direct Checkout. Etsy gift cards are accepted.
International customers are responsible for any additional customs fees incurred.
Shipping
DOMESTIC SHIPPING (UK ONLY)

Domestic packages are sent by Hermes, or by Royal Mail 1st class Signed for for small items that fit into a large letter format (lip balms, perfume samplers, single bars of soap).

INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING

All products are shipped from the UK. To keep shipping costs low, default shipping method provides NO TRACKING. If you want your parcel to be tracked, please UPGRADE TO 'INTERNATIONAL TRACKED' at the checkout.

If you're ordering something as a gift from outside the UK, please make sure you order well ahead of time. Ordering at least 30 DAYS IN ADVANCE is highly recommended.

To save paper, a packing slip won't be automatically included with your order. If you'd like one, just make a note of it in the note to seller section during checkout.

AVERAGE DELIVERY TIMES
(from the date of shipment)

UK: 1-3 business days
EUROPE: 7-10 days
USA + CANADA: 10-14 days
AUSTRALIA + NEW ZEALAND: 10-20 days

Please understand that these are estimates based on average delivery times. The customs and postal services are the ones handling your order once it is shipped. Unless you paid for a tracked delivery at the time of placing your order, there is no way to track your parcel.
*see exceptions below

ITALY, GREECE, RUSSIA, UKRAINE, BELARUS, SERBIA
If your order is going to one of these countries, your shipping charge will automatically include a fee for TRACKED&SIGNED delivery. There is no need to upgrade.

All international orders outside of the EU require a customs form and will have the full item value declared. I am unable to send orders marked as "Gift", no exceptions.
Refunds and Exchanges
• Due to the nature of the products and hygiene concerns, only UNUSED full-size products with full original packaging intact may be returned, but samples may not. Shipping costs will NOT be refunded. Returns and exchanges are accepted if a product has been shipped with a defect or not as described.

• Returns can be only be made within 14 days after the receipt of goods, in accordance with the EU law.

• Buyer is responsible for return shipping, except when returning an item that is faulty or not as described. A prepaid shipping label will be issued for you in this case.

DAMAGES
In the rare event that your order arrives damaged, please contact me immediately and provide pictures of both the item and the packaging. Claims will need be filed with Royal Mail. Limited assistance with these rare cases will be provided on an individual basis.

BOUNCED PACKAGES
In the event that you provided the wrong address OR failed to collect your order from the post office, and your parcel bounces and is returned to me, please contact me. If you still want your order, you will have to pay additional postal charges at the current rate. If you want a refund, your order is subject to 20% restocking fee. That means that 20% of the order and shipping costs will not be refunded.

LOST PACKAGES
Claims are to be made with Royal Mail: https://royalmailemailform.datasquirt.co.uk. Limited assistance may be provided on a case-by-case basis.
Additional policies and FAQs
BOTANICAL FRAGRANCES FAQ:

Botanical fragrances do not act the same way as store-bought alcohol-based ones. They do not have the same harsh intensity, nor will they last all day long. This is because they lack chemical fixatives, which are linked to allergies, migraines and hormone disruptions. All my fragrances are made using essential oils, resins and absolutes. No alcohol, phthalates or synthetically produced fragrance oils are used, ever.

Botanical fragrances I make all come in a portable form, so you can refresh the scent as needed. They are formulated to be hypoallergenic but individual intolerances may still occur, patch test is recommended, as with any new cosmetics. If a rash occurs, discontinue use immediately. If you're pregnant or nursing, please consult your doctor before using any products containing essential oils.

BLOGGERS: I do not do collaborations, but if you want to feature my product(s) on your blog, please request permission before using my images.

WHOLESALE: I am open for wholesale inquiries to physical shops only - no online resellers. If you feel that my products fit the aesthetics and ethos of your company, please apply to become a stockist here: http://www.ravenscourtapothecary.com/wholesale-enquiries/

More information

Last updated on Aug 18, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Custom and personalized orders

I do accept orders for custom mini soap bars intended as gifts for your wedding/baby shower guests. Please see this listing: https://www.etsy.com/listing/230026716

I'm sending this item as a gift directly to its recipient. Can you please leave out any indication of price?

In an effort to save paper, I do not automatically include a printed invoice for all orders. However, if your gift is going to outside of the EU, I am legally obligated to disclose the contents and their value (in pounds sterling) on the customs form.
If you'd like to include a message with your gift, please let me know in the message to seller box at the checkout and I'll be happy to take care of the rest!

Wholesale availability

I welcome wholesale orders from physical shops! Please tell me more about yourself and your business here: http://www.ravenscourtapothecary.com/wholesale-enquiries/

Care instructions

Your natural soaps will last you much longer if you allow them to dry between uses.
Please store your natural botanical fragrances, beard oils and toners away from direct sunlight and heat.

Do your fragrances have phthalates in them?

My fragrances are made with only natural ingredients of plant origin. I do not use any synthetic materials in my perfumes. They are completely free of phthalates, parabens, denatured alcohol and animal cruelty.

Do you use lye in your soap making?

Yes, but so does any other soap maker under the sun. Soap is the result of a chemical reaction between fats and alkali (lye), during which both are transformed into a completely new substance - soap! Please rest assured there is no lye (or sodium hydroxide) in the finished product. My soaps are very mild and safe even for sensitive skin.

How are botanical fragrances different from regular alcohol-based ones?

Botanical fragrances do not act the same way as regular store-bought ones. They do not have the same harsh intensity, nor will they last all day long. This is because they lack chemical fixatives, which are linked to allergies, migraines and hormone disruptions. All my fragrances are made using essential oils, resins and absolutes. No alcohol, phthalates or synthetically produced fragrance oils are used, ever.

I'm a blogger. Can you send me a free product for a review?

Unfortunately I am unable to send free stuff for a review, but if you want to feature my product(s) on your blog, it would be nice if you asked me about using my images first. Thanks!