What's In Your Soap?

What's in your soap? You might not know. The average bar of soap contains up to 80 chemicals, many of which are toxic. You don't need these toxins coming into contact with your skin or entering the environment through wastewater. Organic soaps and bath products are the solution to this problem. Made from natural ingredients, organic soaps and bath products are free of toxic chemicals like paraffin, petrolatum, and sodium lauryl sulfate. They're also great for people with sensitive skin and allergies. There’s no better time than now to switch to organic soaps and bath products.

The Outdoor Apothecary

“I just love this soap. I have bought many from my local farmers market and on here but this is by far the best. My husband goes to the field a lot since he is a solider and this workers best for that field rash. Thanks!!!”

– Lauren Rose

Sacred Plant Medicine

Within every leaf and petal resides deep, sacred magic. Our artisan products are brewed from the heart and steeped in intention to help you evoke the wild beauty within and connect more deeply to the spirit of nature.

All of our herbs, flowers, roots, and barks, come straight from the Earth, procured from local + organic farms and the majestic wilderness of Connecticut forests.

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Our Ingredients

Olive Oil

Olive oil acts as a moisturizer that forms a “breathable” layer on the skin, preventing loss of internal moisture.

Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is moisturizing and contributes to a quick, fluffy lather and possesses antimicrobial, anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, and antioxidant properties. 

Sunflower Seed Oil

Sunflower seed oil is a great source of vitamin E, rich in nutrients and antioxidants, and is effective for combatting skincare issues like acne, inflammation, general redness and irritation of the skin. Emmolient

Shea Butter

Shea Butter has the ability to soften and sooth your skin. This property makes it a great choice for dry, damage and mature skin. It also is a good choice for those who suffer from psoriasis, eczema and acne.

Castor Oil

Castor oil contains ricinoleic acid which helps to increase absorption in the skin and is used in the treatment of various skin conditions, including dermatosis, psoriasis, and acne.

Avocado Oil

The beta carotene, protein, lecithin, fatty acids, and vitamins A, D, and E found in avocado oil help moisturize and protect your skin from damaging UV rays and also increase collagen metabolism .

The Outdoor Apothecary


  • The Outdoor Apothecary

    Barbi Gardiner is a bioregional herbalist, gardener, forager, modern naturalist and creator from the “quiet corner” of Connecticut in what is known as The Last Green Valley - the largest stretch of dark night sky in the Northeast megalopolis corridor. She is of Chaubunagungamaug Nipmuck, Polish, and Scandinavian descent and is committed to reviving the plant knowledge of her ancestors. The Outdoor Apothecary aims to inspire people to return to their roots, rewild themselves with nature, and rediscover the joy of living a simple life.

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