Hand-crafted soaps connected to our roots
How It Started
Growing up in Lebanon, I was always a very curious child. I was constantly inspired by the beauty of the planet and enjoyed conducting little experiments in nature in my spare time. These experiences began to shape how my brain worked, and new ideas were constantly flowing through my mind.
When I was seven, my entrepreneurial spirit started to shine. I started by selling lemons that I picked from my backyard to local produce stores. Then, some of my friends and I started a small window cleaning business.
One day, when I was thirteen, my sister and I bought a soap-making kit at a local book shop. As we worked together making our first soap, I had my first thoughts of creating a business and making my own hand-crafted soaps using the natural ingredients I had experimented with as a child.
How It’s Going
That idea I had when I was younger has now blossomed into Apricoty, a family-owned business based in Altadena, California. Starting with handmade soaps, we have now expanded to include lip balm, deodorant, candles, bath salts, sugar scrubs, and more. We pride ourselves on environmentally-friendly and health-oriented products using natural and cruelty-free ingredients.
If you couldn’t tell by our name, one of our favorite natural ingredients is Apricot! Not only is the fruit delicious but the oil extracted from the seed is one of the best oils for your skin. It is loaded with vitamin A, C, and E, as well as antioxidants.
The deep moisturizing effects help fight wrinkles and other signs of aging. Because it is rich in antioxidants, it helps your skin combat the harsh free radicals that it comes into contact with on a daily basis.
Roots of the Apricot Tree
The apricot tree is originally thought to have originated in Armenia, having been cultivated there for centuries. Today, there are about 50 variations of apricots growing in Armenia. There is evidence of apricots being cultivated in China since around 1000 BC. From there, as humans began to circumnavigate the globe, apricots began to spread to new locations as well.
Each culture found a new way to use apricots. China preserved them through various methods. Egyptians dried them to make a sweet drink. By the 17th century, the English began to use them medicinally. To this day, apricots are considered a superfood thanks to the load of vitamins and minerals they carry.
Our products show a respect to the history and nutritional value of apricots, as well as other eco-friendly and cruelty free natural ingredients.