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Artisan Apothecary by Stella Says

Artisan Apothecary by Stella Says

Stella Says is a purveyor of finely handcrafted organic skincare, beard care and natural home fragrance.

Our Story

Specialising in small batch, essential oil scented natural candles with wooden wicks, gentle shea butter soaps, soothing skin balms & organic skincare gift sets. The inspiration for Stella Says came from Christmas 2013, when, through desperation and desire, I (Stella) decided to hand make every gift for family & friends using only the materials I could find and skills I could learn. No mass-produced goods, no excess packaging. Natural, ethical, and beautiful was my aim.

That year I gave crab apple jam, chocolate rum truffles, a bar of (slightly brown) foraged lavender soap, all wrapped in hand-quilted Christmas stockings made from upcycled (old) bedding. I guess I got two out of three! But in making soap, something clicked. This felt personal: I have very sensitive skin, a very dear friend has severe allergies, another, dermatitis. The more I researched, the more I learned what simple, natural ingredients can do. About a year later, I started my first stall at London’s Maltby Street Market and was able to meet face to face with my customers, talk to them, help them, and soon my range grew to include more skincare, beautifully scented candles and home fragrance.

We’ve come a very long way since that first batch of soap but the principles remain the same: All Stella Says products are lovingly handmade in small batches, using natural & organic, ethically sourced ingredients, beautifully wrapped in eco-friendly packaging. Natural. Ethical. Beautiful. And that’s exactly how they’ll stay.

  • Free from parabens, formaldehyde & other chemical preservatives

  • Free from paraffin & other petrochemicals

  • Free from SLS, SLES & other chemical surfactants

  • Free from palm oil, soy oil & any other genetically modified or environment/wildlife damaging

  • ingredients or farming practices

  • Free from animal testing

  • Free from single-use plastic

Our Values

  • Independent Company

    Independent Company

  • All Organic Products

    All Organic Products

  • Contribution to Charity

    Contribution to Charity

  • Family-run Business

    Family-run Business

  • Small Producer

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