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 are using synthetic products, you can bet that bad stuff is getting into your body. Using daily products like lotions, face wash, and hand soap builds up in your system fast. Those are only a few examples of what we use on a daily basis, and our focus is to take the guessing work out of your skincare regimen for you. You can trust that you are putting natural and wholesome products on your body and you don't need to compromise on quality.
We had a hard time finding all natural and organic skincare products that didn't make us sacrifice 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 organic. We are committed to complete transparency, so you will find that our labels have every single ingredient listed. If an ingredient can be found in the organic market you can feel confident that it will be used. We also list every ingredient on all of our product pages on this website.
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 satisfying formulas possible. We don't need chemicals to soothe our skin. We get back to the basics and use plants, herbs and Mother Nature.
Our ingredients say it all. There are only a handful of simple 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 are also environmentally conscious with our packaging and manufacturing practices. We use recycled and Eco-friendly containers as much as possible 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 the USDA Organic certification. Each product has to get certified separately and this can cost thousands of dollars. In the end, the cost reflects down to the customer who ends up paying for it.
Here at Farmstead Apothecary, we strive to create reasonably priced products and believe in making all natural and organic products 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 is labeled on the back of all our products and website.
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 are currently working on formulations to make our lip balm vegan as well. We are certified cruelty free and vegan through PETA.
Who are Lauren & Randy?
Lauren and Randy are a husband and wife duo 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 quite 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 started using her education to formulate her own products to rid her home of anything with questionable ingredients. But the men in her family are particular and wouldn't use anything unconventional. Out of necessity she made products that are 100% plant based, organic, easy to use, leave no residue, and work really well.
Lauren and her husband Randy realized they had something special and decided to sell their products so everyone could provide their families with pure and safe 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
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