Meet the Vendor: Pure Luxe Apothecary + Giveaway
Who are you and what do you do?
I’m Leslie, creator of Pure Luxe Apothecary. I make 100% natural, luxury remedies for body and home. Working with botanical ingredients, particularly essential oils and hydrosols, is such a joy for me. The process is energetic, creative, and endlessly fascinating. And my skin loves it too!
I make all of my remedies by hand in my Olympia workshop – everything from blending, bottling, labeling, photographing, and packaging happens there. I’m careful to utilize packaging that is recycled, recyclable, and/or compostable. Taking care of the environment is just as important to me as taking care of my skin and health. For me, it’s all intertwined and very holistic.
What do you love most about craft show vending?
I’m brand new to vending, but I’ve been a customer and fan of artisan handmade products for as long as I can remember… LOVE a good craft show! There’s something so energetic about the atmosphere. It’s brilliant to be surrounded by others who appreciate handmade and to support individuals’ skills and talents. I’m thrilled to be part of UCU this year and can’t wait to meet both shoppers and crafters alike!
How did you get started in your business?
Though my career background is in Higher Education (college student advising and administration), my personal interests and passions have always drawn me towards natural remedies, holistic health, herbs, gardening, and nutrition. While I was working in London as a Study Abroad Advisor, I had the chance to formally study Integrated Health & Complementary Therapies at the University of Westminster, which included training as an Aromatherapist. So I jumped on it! Since then, endless ideas for remedies and blends have been brewing in my mind. I finally tackled one of my biggest ‘bucket list’ items earlier this year … and officially launched Pure Luxe Apothecary.
Is this a full-time business for you?
Yes. Since this past summer, I’ve focused on Pure Luxe Apothecary full time. I’m joyfully doing what I love – and learning and growing every day!
What’s your favorite item that you sell?
At the moment, my favorite start-the-day ritual is using Rosewater Hydrating Face Tonic and Argan & Rosehip Face Oil (see below). The Lebanese rose hydrosol smells so gorgeous, and I feel totally pampered. And the Face Oil is a super-light, non-greasy moisturizer that helps keep fine lines and age spots at bay. It sinks right in, and works beautifully under sunscreen and makeup. Or simply on it’s own for those makeup-free days. I’d love to give away this set to a lucky UCU blog reader!
Rosewater Hydrating Face Tonic and Argan & Rosehip Face Oil Set
To enter this drawing, share your natural beauty tips in the comments below by December 3rd. Be sure to include your first name and email address so we can let our winners know where to pick up prizes at the UCU Winter Show.
THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED.