ABOUT ALCHEMY SKIN & SOUL
SKINCARE AND REMEDIES
Welcome to Alchemy Skin & Soul, artisan skincare and remedies crafted lovingly from the purest natural ingredients in the mountains of Andalusia in southern Spain. Enter the world of senses, textures and colours of nature. Luxurious offerings for skin and soul which capture the raw essence of the elements, the pure beauty and spirit of nature.
It is holistic approach to skincare, respecting the skin, our bodies largest organ and greatest defender, which at times can be as delicate as a flower. Offering a unique line of adaptable and interchangeable skin allies, to heal, repair and revitalize, to support its natural functioning. Offerings, to bring our skin back to vibrant health and provide sensations that nourish our souls and calm our minds. Creating rituals that make us feel and look our best, little moments of joy, for within the process of self-care we empower our own natures.
PHILOSOPHY & ETHICS
- Raw materials are carefully selected, choosing the highest quality, natural ingredients.
- Minimum waste. Glass and aluminium recycle-able or upcycle-able bottles and jars.
- No mineral oils, synthetic fragrance oils or Palm oil.
- Trading fairly with independent or local producers to supply raw ingredients.
- No GMO or transgenic products.
- All oils are cold pressed, virgin and unrefined.
- No harm to animals. No ingredient or product is ever tested on animals.
- All formulations are mixed conscientiously and by hand. Avoiding extreme high temperatures for all butters and oils to help retain the raw, beneficial properties.
JUST LIKE NATURE MADE IT
Powerful yet fragile Mother nature offers us an abundant source of healing, we are connected to her patterns, and vibration. Plants and herbs are raw materials that are best enjoyed unadulterated, and with their full integrity still intact. Formulations created in Alchemy’s atelier include only ingredients that remain as nature made them. These components are blended meticulously, with respect to the raw nature of the material, as well as their compatibility in the formulation itself, resulting in a pure, uncomplicated and highly effective product.
THE ARTISANAL PROCESS
Every one of my creations follows a fine-tuned process and narrative, from the harvest and selection of the herbs, through development, to method of manufacture. It is reliant upon nature and people, those working with our hands, environment and community. Every stage of the artisanal process is shaped by the human hand, and avoids the use of large industry, factory manufacture or synthetic chemicals. Products are crafted in small batches, in a creative process all the way to the very last steps where every bottle is shined, labelled and packaged with care and love. This practice not only allows an extremely high level of quality, it also supports minimum waste, lower carbon footprint, and acts with conscience and respect to the natural environment. As every single offering is nurtured to life in this way, they arrive to you carrying all these sensations and their unique love stories.
THE INSPIRATION TREE
Alchemy is the science of life, of elements and of nature. The roots of Alchemy Skin & Soul come from the earth, from the pure energy of nature and her tremendous healing powers. The inspiration is gathered from ancient wisdom, herbal remedies, and local knowledge from our human heritage of healers from all over the planet, such as Ayurveda (meaning science of life). By tapping into this wealth of healing power we all have at our fingertips and employing techniques to make the most of the fresh, most nutrient botanicals we are gifted with the greatest healing properties for our own wellbeing. As natural healing is innate in all of us, it is common sense, and of course, in keeping with the wisdom passed down to us from our elders.
FROM ROOT TO SHOOT
Alchemy Skin & Soul was born in a small farmhouse on the Andalusian mountainside in southern Spain, it started in my kitchen, where I first formulated my own products for various skin problems and issues that I, my friends and my family were suffering from. with successful results and valued feedback from loyal testers, clients and friends, I have nurtured to life a line of effective and adaptable skin care products and remedies. Five years into this journey and based in the pure luscious nature of the national park in the sierra de Aracena y Picos de Aroche, Huelva. Alchemy continues to evolve, transform and refine. Alchemy is my offering with heart and soul, grown like a flower from the earth and intended to bring joy to all that see or touch it.