The Modern Alchemy Lab
Create something precious out of the ordinary
We hand-craft small batch bath and body goods for men and women. All products are mixed, pressed, molded, made, packaged and labeled by hand. They're formulated with 95-100% naturally derived ingredients (depending on the particular product), and packaged using as much recycled, compostable and/or re-purposable containers as possible. In addition to selling products, I also offer hands on classes to make certain items like bath bombs. These classes can be booked for anyone over the age of 3.
I first started learning about skins care when I was 15 and working for my best friend's mother's skin care company. She developed her products in her kitchen while undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer. It was her attempt at doing what she could to save her complexion and instill a bit of self-confidence. She taught me the importance of taking care of those around you, packaging even a free sample with the thought and care you'd put into a gift. She also taught me how much of a difference taking a moment to take care of your body, really being present in that moment can make in even the toughest situations (like battling cancer). Fast forward to college and I decided to attempt to make my own lotion. First two tries failed. The third did too. So I decided to take a nap to recover from the disappointment. When I woke, I had my very first bottle of lotion. I just hadn't been patient enough before for it to actually become a glorious, thick emulsion. So I learned patience...and that I really enjoyed creating bath and body products. Combining my experience working in skin care and my experience in actually formulating my own products for the last 15 years, I've learned and grown a great deal. And now I've decided to share that knowledge and my products with all of you wonderful people.