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Apis Apotheca


The Intention

*Current hydrosol offering: lemon balm*

AlcheMist contains a seasonally rotated, farm distilled hydrosol: the pure expression of the plants in Apis Apotheca’s farm fields. Water rises through the plants during the day to greet the sun, and falls again to the roots at night, like the sweet sap in a maple tree. When the waters rise and the sun is shining, the plants Apis Apotheca distills are singing with essential oils and water-soluble nutrients that are captured in all their glory and bottled for you.

All the plants Apis Apotheca distills have slightly different characters and affinities, but all are wonderful for balancing skin pH and the skin’s microbiome; and these flower waters help oils and balms skin in and go deeper to keep skin hydrated and balanced…day and night. Uniting in beautiful harmony with these artisanal, copper-distilled cellular plant waters are niacinamide and n-acetyl glucosamine to encourage proper shedding of skin cells, increased hydration, and skin brightening.

So gently anoint your skin with these powerful and potent plant waters, and experience the alchemy of nature in every drop.

2fl oz

The Ingredients

Organic, seasonally rotated, farm-distilled hydrosol (current offering: lemon balm), Niacinamide, N-acetyl Glucosamine

The Ritual

Spritz on damp, clean skin before applying oils or balms, or combine a few pumps with an oil or balm in your palm and smooth the combination over cleansed skin.

The Apis Apotheca Story

Founded and run by farmers, herbalists, and educators who feel a duty to uphold traditions of equitable access to safe herbal medicine and knowledge, Apis Apotheca creations are brought to life by Aviva Skye Tilson, who comes from a farming background and is a certified community herbalist. Aviva has spent a decade healing herself through working with plants and animals, and has always loved skincare. The Apis Apotheca line represents her combined years of field experience, academic research, and endless experimentation. 

The Apis Apotheca team runs a medicinal herb farm in New York’s stunning Hudson Valley, high on a hill facing the Catskill Mountains, with deep, mineral-rich, loamy soil that supports trillions of healthy micro-organisms in balance. This healthy soil grows healthy plants, 100% organically. They grow 98% of the plants used in their formulas to ensure they are fresh, potent, and properly preserved for ever batch of products. And their lab is steps away from their farm fields, which enables them to capture the potency of the plants they grow to the fullest, as well as to experiment to their hearts content whenever they have a lightbulb moment out in the field! The Apis Apotheca lab is also solar powered and they recycle everything that can be recycled, and compost absolutely everything that can be composted — and that compost goes right back on their fields to help grow more gorgeous plants. Full circle.