ADME is making simple, easy to use, and beautiful apothecary products. I am so excited to introduce them to you this Christmas season...
Tell Us About Your Business
ADME Apothecary was created by a public health nerd, passionate about making routine beauty products healthier. The name was inspired by how anything we put in our bodies, or on our skin, travels through our bodies. ADME Apothecary is dedicated to creating products that replenish and repair daily damage to your skin without leaving anything harmful behind. ADME uses high quality, organic ingredients, and develops blends for all skin types. Each product is made by hand, in small batches to ensure you receive the best possible product. ADME Apothecary is also dedicated to making a difference in the world. I truly believe that business is one of the most powerful instruments for meaningful change. I am proud to give back to causes that inspire my products: women's issues, environmental sustainability, and human health. Currently 5% of all profits from my products are donated to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, a world leader in cancer research and patient care, and whose sole mission is to defeat cancer. I also created a product that gives 50% of the total cost to supporting efforts to rebuild in the Caribbean Islands through Unidos por Puerto Rico, and the Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands. Both of these charity efforts are very near and dear to me, and being able to give through my work is the most rewarding part of ADME Apothecary.
Where are you located?
Why should people shop small?
There so many reasons to shop small, but I think the biggest one for me is that shopping small helps to support and build your own community. You're not only investing in a product, but also the people around you, and that can have a really incredible impact.
Why support makers?
As a maker I put my heart into every jar of scrub, or bottle of oil. I really want you to enjoy the product as much as I love making it for you. As a maker you share your passion with others, and it creates a better product.
What is your most popular product?
My most popular product is the Rosemary & Peppermint Body Scrub.
What is the greatest reward in being a small business?
You can connect with your customers in a really incredible way. I've also had several customers request custom body scrub, which has evolved in new product ideas.
What is the greatest struggle in being a small business?
Balancing work and life. Often they blur together, and it can take real effort to disconnect.
What is one piece of advice you'd share?
Invest in yourself. If you have an idea or passion, invest what makes sense into cultivating it, and see where it goes. The worst thing that can happen is that it doesn't work out as you imagined, but at least you tried.
What is your favorite Christmas song?
I'll Be There With Bells On, by Loose Ties