Friday, 25 July 2014

AS.AP Apothecary

I had the real pleasure of meeting Amanda, founder of AS.AP Apothecary last week and it was fascinating to chat to her about her work as well as being lovely to meet her.

She has recently launched her small batch distillery - AS.AP.  (I was a huge fan of her range of products as Wellgreen Lewes especially the Rose Body Butter).

She uses natural scents obtained from flowers, bark, leaves, roots, blossoms and moss picked from fields, mountains, gardens and hedgerows. She learned the art of distillation to create aromatics and essential oils.  You can read and see step-by-step photos of rose distillation here - I think it looks fascinating.

Amanda works with the seasons, growing and harvesting by hand and each harvest is different.  Louisa (who writes the features - check out the delicious Rose Turkish Delight recipe) previously worked with Falcon Coffee who produced Small Batch Reports on the growing conditions, harvest etc. AS.AP decided to do the same - see here.

Amanda very kindly brought me two of her new range of products to try and I can tell you they are both fabulous and I love the simple but stylish packaging.



AS.AP Cleansing Oil #5* (25ml - £29) - I'm a huge fan of cleansing oils so was excited to try this.  A super luxe oil which contains Rose, Clary Sage, Bergamot, Labdanum, Benzoin, Calendula, Borage, Rosehip, Jojoba and Castor Oils along with Vitamin E.  The scent is just amazing - slightly rosey with a vanilla warmth. It makes for a relaxing and comforting cleanse.  The oil deeply cleanses the skin removing make up and impurities leaving it clean, soft and radiant.  A little goes a long way, you only need a few drops.  It is best removed with a damp warmed cleansing cloth.

AS.AP Lip Balm #9* (5ml - £8) - You will know my huge love of lip balm so I'm happy to have this gorgeous little pot very firmly in my stash! Scented with Myrrh & Rose Geranium which is a perfect combination "sultry and resinous". I'm loving its Rose Geranium scent. Buttery soft it super moisturises the lips leaving them soft, smooth and nourished. Again it contains lots of great ingredients - unrefined Cocoa Butter, Sussex Beeswax, local Organic Honey, unrefined Avocado oil, Olive oil, Myrrh Essential oil and locally grown Rose Geranium.  This has now become one of my favourites!

There are lots of interesting products to buy including edible aromatic watersfirst aid kitface creams and glorious sounding body butters. I'm already making up my first shopping list!

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10 comments:

  1. Love love love the packaging! The cleansing oil sounds lovely. Thanks for introducing us to the brand! x

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    1. The products are so gorgeous. I can't wait to try more. Sure you'd love it Amber x

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  2. Oh I LOVE the look of this brand! So many things to loooove. I am super tempted to try that body butter you love. Amazing discovery!

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    1. Gorgeous isn't it. The body butters all look amazing, which one to choose? x

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  3. Thanks for sharing Sandra! looking really nice...really the type of brand I like! xx

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    1. You'd definitely love this brand :) x

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  4. Looks amazing Sandra Amanda is very talented I love what she does :) Xx

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    1. They are really lovely. I can't wait to try more products. I so agree :) x

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  5. The photos of the distilling process are fascinating. Both products sound fantastic. thanks for sharing x

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    1. I agree I'd love to go and watch Amanda work! They are gorgeous and I want to try more! x

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