vegan apothecary for tea and book lovers

Moretonhampstead, United Kingdom

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Last updated on Aug 20, 2021

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Tanya Kuznetsova

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Tanya Kuznetsova


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About RavensCtApothecary

Sales 8,939
On Etsy since 2013

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

Shop members

  • Tanya

    Owner, Photographer, Creator

    Hi! I'm Tanya. I am passionate about treading lightly on this earth, and I believe it is achievable through low waste, vegan lifestyle. I create simple, quality personal care products that are sustainable and enjoyable. www.ravenscourtapothecary.com

  • Harry


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

Shop policies

Last updated on August 11, 2020
Ravenscourt Apothecary is a vegan apothecary for tea and book lovers. All products are lovingly made by hand in the UK.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 24 hours of purchase
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Questions about your order?
Please if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
• 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.

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.

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 would prefer a refund, please note that the shipping costs cannot be refunded as it has already been paid for to the post office for their services.

Lost parcels are very rare but may happen, please contact me if you don't receive your parcel in a reasonably expected amount of time.
International customers are responsible for any import and/or customs fees. No purchases can be marked as 'gift', even if you're sending it directly to someone as a present.

Domestic packages are sent by Royal Mail or a courier of choice for large and/or heavy orders.


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.

(from the date of shipment)

UK: 1-3 business days
EUROPE: 7-10 days
USA + CANADA: 10-14 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.
All international orders outside of the EU require a customs form and will have the full item value declared.
Additional policies and FAQs

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!