Upcoming Events

Floral Special on May 8 2021

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Coming up on May 8th, 2021,from 10 am to 2 pm, we will be hosting a preorder pickup party through our studio window.  We will be joined by The Bearded Iris Floral who is making special Mother’s Day floral arrangements and taking orders through their new website. You can pickup both orders on Saturday through our side window, shopping each website separately.

We have a generous gift bundle featuring florals, as well. When placing your order use the Local Pickup shipping option and leave a note for us with your order that you plan to pickup that Saturday.   We’ll also have native wildflower seed bombs on site available for free.

Alternately, you can proceed with making a weekday afternoon appointment (limited hours) and pickup your Apothecary Muse order then. The Bearded Iris Floral arrangements will be prepared for Saturday, May 8th pickup ONLY.

Apothecary Muse isn’t planning to resume participating in public, local events during the pandemic until herd immunity is achieved.  At that point, it may be more selective than before.  We appreciate your continued support!

Artisan Code of Conduct

Safety:

ALWAYS
Wear protective clothing when handling raw materials:

  • Pants, Long Sleeves, Gloves, apron, closed toe shoes, goggles (and mask when handling lye).
  • Hat or hair tie helps prevent touching face.

PREVENT
contamination

  • Please notify the instructor upon registration
    if there are any allergies or sensitivities. 

    • Use dedicated tools for each raw material.
    • NO food or drink beyond the lobby desk.
    • Do NOT touch hair, face or clothing with
      contaminated gloves.
    • Exposure will be mitigated as best possible;
      however, cross contamination can not be guaranteed especially in the classroom
      setting.

Code of Conduct

Diversity and Inclusion

By proceeding with programs in this studio, you agree to support efforts to make this classroom and other spaces safe for all people regardless of sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, livelihood, culture, race, religion, or ethnicity.

Cooperation and Kindness

We’re all in this together to create a welcoming, educational environment. Keep all comments on-topic and respectful. Dialogue is encouraged, but unsolicited advice should be avoided. When in doubt, report safety concerns to the teacher.

No Promotions or Poaching

Give more than you take in this shared educational experience. Curriculum is designed by and property of Apothecary Muse to provide basic crafting skills for hobby-level makers. Self-promotion or outside referrals must be pre-approved by teacher. Spam, multi-level marketing or poaching student or other proprietary information is prohibited and will be grounds for dismissal without refund.

Respect Everyone’s Privacy

Being present in this classroom
means open minds and mutual trust. Authentic, expressive discussions make
groups great, but may also be sensitive and private. What’s shared in the group
should stay in the group.

Coming soon to a trade show near you?

Well, at least there’s one and it’s new to me.  It’s a start, though!  With a growing foundation partnering with regional brick and mortar retail locations to sell my product, I wanted to reach to the fringe of my network.  Although I’ve worked in the outdoor and wellness retail world and attended trade shows on behalf of other businesses, I am honored to represent my own brand at one finally!  It is my intention to stay within the athletic and outdoor adventure world, Philadelphia is far enough mileage-wise that I expect to see some new faces.  As a new exhibitor showcasing a unique – and relevant – style of product outside their typical bikes and bike parts lineup, they interviewed me on their website, to introduce my business to their attendees.  Those were some good questions!

 

Hughes Muse

March Adventure Challenge

JOIN IN!

What are we doing? 

Using people power, we are working together to share outdoor experiences with others, improve photography skills, enhance environmental awareness and grow our community along the way.

Kinds of images

Use the DAILY THEMES below for inspiration when you are outside and share on Instagram. Your images can be anything outdoors, sports, nature or travel related, taken at ANY point by YOU in March 2018.  Try to tell a story with your image, not just words. Bonus: avoid post-editing, cropping or filtering

Are there rules?

Nah, how about suggestions instead? Have fun! There are no prizes other than enjoying the fresh air, making new friends and learning some new skills. One request: please do not use branding or sales information for the sake of hashtag integrity. Don’t forget! Use hashtag #marchadventurechallenge for your INSTAGRAM posts. Follow @apothecarymuse for tips, ideas and to see what other folks are posting.

Download INSTAGRAM here: follow @apothecarymuse

You can click here or the image below for a printable calendar which you can take with you on your adventures or post on your wall.  It includes lunar cycles and some important dates for quick reference.  You can click here for just the list or the second image below:

Download MarchAdventureChallenge_Calendar2018

Download MarchAdventureChallenge_LIST_2018

#MarchAdventureChallenge – 2018

List:

1 Horizon

2 Miniature or Micro Landscape

3 Lifecycle: Plant, Trees, and/or Fungi

4 Reference scale (temp. installation)

5 Diversity in Outdoors (people)

6 Distant Landscape or Lookout

7 Favorite Tool for Outdoors

8 Climate Extremes

9 Natural Frame

10 Action Shot (still or Boomerang)

11 Sunrise (Daylight Savings)

12 Parts of a plant (arrange a collage)

13 Secret or Hidden location

14 Color

15 Wild edible (unharvested)

16 Water or reflection

17 Wildlife

18 Sunshine

19 Stewardship

20 Something new learned today (Spring Begins)

21 Goals

22 First time

23 Favorite Sport or Activity

24 Your “3rd Place” (outside work and home)

25 Bringing the inside, outside (books, knitting, etc.)

26 Old, abandoned  or historical

27 Shadows

28 Picnic

29 Next generation

30 Weather

31 Dusk/Sunset Silhouette

 

Customer Feedback

Occassionally, I’ll get some feedback from a customer that really stands out.  My product spoke to them in a meaningful way.  This is fascinating to me as my process engages both creative and analytical methods, many of which are not apparent in the commercial side of my industry.  It is my only hope that the aromatherapy blends I choose trigger deeper thought and lend themselves to continuous learning for the user.

From a fellow cyclist and coach – and professional medical doctor – this feedback was posted about a custom salve I made for bumps, bruises and broken bones from athletic pursuits to my facebook page:

Erin your Pittsburgh Roubaix Joint & Muscle Salve is amazing!!! Thank you so much, it’s really helping me move today and be a better person…because without it I was like an angry Betty White when I woke up today. wink emoticon

Posted by Suzanne Atkinson on Thursday, August 20, 2015

Valentine's Day Body Care – NEW stuff!

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As an aromatherapy student, I’ve come up with a blend of essential oils formulated to help a woman find balance in the roller coaster of life. The popularity of the Luna Love Bath Salt and Sprays led me to source some rose clay and Rose Centifolia petals to make a really beautiful, luxurious and ultra-lathery bar to complete the package.  You can find many of these items in my #Etsy shop now, or in person at I Made It! Market’s Valentine’s day event in the Southside Works, Pittsburgh on February 7th!

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Click either image for more information!

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