LETTER FROM THE APOTHECARY
We are unique in the world of skincare. We are a small batch distillery making natural scents, creams, aromatic waters and balms from flowers, bark, leaves, roots, blossom and moss that we grow or pick wild in the fields, mountains and gardens that we love.
We put all manner of natural temptations into our copper still - from Oakmoss and Sweet Gale collected in Ardnamurchan, Scotland to Orange Blossom and Geranium picked in the hills of Cyprus and Roses, Lavender and Clary Sage that we grow ourselves in Sussex, England. Transformed into our nourishing skincare.
Our business has grown from a particular way of being, of gathering and noticing. It’s a slow, meditative process, a precise art that has been passed from hand-to-hand. We’re not convinced that new is always preferable so, we’ve immersed ourselves in the history and traditions of thousands of years of interaction with plants and with landscape – we draw on the alchemy of intuition and the wisdom of generations of healers, travelers and makers.
We like to think that each small pot carries something subtly transformative - a vitality that comes from working with the seasons and harvesting by hand at just the right time; each one has the defining characteristics of a particular harvest, a singular moment.
It’s important to us to really understand the language of smell and sensation. Scent is immediate, arresting, elusive and comforting. Like music, the notes of a scent, evoke memory, pull us back to particular places and speak to our emotions. We think that the best products capture the vitality and spirit of place within them. So many of us are separated from nature - our own nature and the rhythms of the natural world. For us, it’s all about the plants, community, environment and an appreciation of the inter-connectedness of us all. We hope that our products have a subtle, nurturing influence on body, mind and spirit and that everything that we make is a gentle catalyst for reconnection.