Here at Farmstead Apothecary, we believe that it's not only important what you put in your body, but also what you put on your skin. Our skin absorbs a significant amount of the products we apply. When you're using synthetic products, you can bet that bad stuff is getting into your body. Using products like lotions, face wash, and hand soap builds up in your system fast with daily use. Our focus is to take the guess work out of your skincare regimen for you. You can trust that you're putting truly wholesome natural products on your body, and no longer need to compromise on quality.
We had a hard time finding all natural and organic body products that didn't make us sacrifice at least some, if not all, of the luxuries we love in synthetic products. Why does all natural liquid soap have to lack that sudsy velvety feeling? It doesn't! Here at Farmstead, our formulations are designed so you can have the best of both worlds.
All of our products are 100% all natural and 99% organic. We're committed to complete transparency, so you'll find that our labels have every single ingredient listed. If an ingredient can be found in an organic form you can feel confident that it will be used.
You can have peace of mind when using our products that the ingredients come straight from the earth and are the most wholesome and skin nourishing formulas possible. We don't need chemicals to soothe our skin. We get back to basics by using plants, herbs, flowers, and fruit.
Our ingredients speak for themselves. We use 8 or less simple, plant based, and identifiable ingredients per product. No long lists of ingredients that are difficult to pronounce.
Not only do we have the purest products, but we also feel it's our responsibility to take care of our environment as best we can by being conscious with our packaging and manufacturing practices. We use recycled and eco-friendly packaging, and try to avoid ingredients that are harmful to the environment to harvest, such as palm.
Why not USDA Organic?
Organic skincare products come at a hefty price. Part of the reason for this is the cost of a USDA Organic certification. Each product has to get certified separately, and the price of this adds up. In the end, the cost reflects down to the customer who ends up paying for it.
We strive to create reasonably priced products and believe in making our natural and organic body care available to everyone with all kinds of budgets.
We take pride in being transparent and specify which ingredients are organic. Every ingredient that is organic or non-GMO is labeled on our products and product pages.
No Animal Testing
We respect all forms of life on this planet. Therefore, all of our products are cruelty free, and we have never, and will never, test on animals.
All of our products are vegan except our lip balm, which contains beeswax. We're currently working on our lip balm formula to make it vegan as well. We're certified cruelty free and vegan through PETA.
Lauren and Randy are a husband and wife team who love nature and animals. They believe that life is best lived uncomplicated and as simple as possible. They live just outside of NYC, on Long Island, and life there can be fast paced and stressful at times. With Farmstead Apothecary, they ground themselves with nature and allow raw ingredients to bring them back to simpler times.
Lauren attended school at Le Cordon Blue in London for French Pastry, where she learned to understand each ingredient on a molecular level, how it interacts with other ingredients, and to build recipes from scratch. Because most of the ingredients in her products are edible, making skin care came naturally to her.
Out of concern for her family's health, and a growing frustration with synthetic ingredients and expensive natural products, Lauren used her education to formulate her own products to rid her home of anything with questionable ingredients. She formulated products that are 100% plant based, organic, easy to use, residue free, and effective.
Lauren and her husband Randy realized they had something special and decided to sell their products so everyone could provide their families with pure, safe, and effective skin care. Together they work day and night, mixing, formulating, bottling, labeling, you name it. They handcraft every single bottle with love so you can rest assured that you're using wholesome products from genuine people who are looking for the same things as you.
"We craft simple and uncomplicated body products so you don't have to worry and can focus on the more important things in life." - Lauren