ABOUT LITTLE BARN APOTHECARY
LITTLE BARN APOTHECARY WAS FOUNDED IN 2015 BY JOSHUA MORGAN AND BRAD SCOGGINS TO CREATE SAFE, ALTERNATIVE, MODERN APOTHECARY GOODS CRAFTED FROM ORGANIC AND WILD HARVESTED INGREDIENTS, COMPLETELY NATURAL AND SIMPLE.
JOSHUA AND BRAD BOTH HAVE A DEEP PASSION FOR ALL THINGS NATURAL, HOLISTIC, AND ORGANIC AND ENJOY THE SIMPLE BEAUTY OF LIFE. NEITHER LIKE COMPLICATED AND BOTH BELIEVE IT IS UNNECESSARY. THEIR PASSION IS TO CREATE UNCOMPLICATED, SIMPLE, BEAUTIFUL, EFFICACIOUS PRODUCTS. NO FILLERS, NO TOXIC CHEMICALS. LITTLE BARN APOTHECARY’S PRODUCT LINE FEATURES OVER TWO DOZEN PRODUCTS WITH PLANS TO LAUNCH SEASONAL PRODUCTS TO KEEP THE BRAND FRESH AND EVER EVOLVING.
FROM RECIPE TESTING TO PACKAGING DESIGN TO SHIPPING, FOUNDERS JOSHUA AND BRAD HANDLE EACH STEP OF THE PROCESS. THEY SELECT INGREDIENTS NOT ONLY FOR THEIR INTOXICATING SCENTS BUT FOR THEIR UNIQUE HEALING PROPERTIES. BY COMMITTING TO WHOLE AND CERTIFIED ORGANIC INGREDIENTS, LITTLE BARN APOTHECARY CREATES GOODS FROM SCRATCH THAT ARE 100% SAFE, NATURALLY POTENT, AND HIGHLY EFFECTIVE.
PRIOR TO FOUNDING LITTLE BARN APOTHECARY, JOSHUA WORKED AS AN EXECUTIVE FOR 16 YEARS IN THE LUXURY BEAUTY AND SPA INDUSTRY IN NEW YORK AND CHICAGO. BORN TO TWO ENTREPRENEUR PARENTS IN A SOUTHERN FARMING COMMUNITY, BRAD HAS ALWAYS BEEN PASSIONATE ABOUT THE HEALING POWER OF NATURE. HE PREVIOUSLY WORKED IN MARKETING, HOSPITALITY, AND BRAND MANAGEMENT.
IN 2012, JOSHUA AND BRAD BEGAN RESEARCHING BOTANICALS AND EXPERIMENTING AT HOME WITH RECIPES FOR HANDMADE, SIMPLE SELF-CARE PRODUCTS. THEY SHARED SOME OF THE ITEMS WITH FRIENDS AND FAMILY AND WERE SHOWERED WITH ENTHUSIASTIC REQUESTS FOR MORE. AFTER EXPANDING THE LINE TO INCLUDE TODAY’S CORE SELECTION, JOSHUA AND BRAD DEBUTED LITTLE BARN APOTHECARY TO THE PUBLIC IN JANUARY 2015.
THEY BELIEVE IN THE POWER AND HEALING OF ALL NATURAL INGREDIENTS AND HAVE CENTERED EACH OF THEIR PRODUCTS AROUND THE SIMPLE FOCUS OF BEING A SAFE, PURE, ALTERNATIVE TO THE CHEMICAL LADEN SELF CARE PRODUCTS IN TODAY'S MARKET.
THEY INVITE YOU TO SLOW DOWN, AND CREATE A TRULY SIMPLE RITUAL OF SELF CARE FILLED WITH SIMPLY SIMPLE FORMULATIONS EACH LOADED WITH UNIQUE AROMAS, CENTERED AROUND HERBACEOUS, EARTHY TONES, LUXURIOUS TEXTURES OF NATURAL EXFOLIANTS, ORGANIC BUTTERS, AND COLD PRESSED PLANT BASED OILS.
Fermentation is a time-honored custom that has been practiced by many cultures for thousands of years. While the process is simple, it has a powerful, biologically enhancing effect on ingredients which increases their nutrient value.
Carla has been fermenting food for years and noticed the myriad skin benefits of consuming fermented foods like kimchi, saukercraut and kefir. "Eating these foods helps clarify and rejuvenate the skin from the inside, so it glows on the outside". When applied to topical skincare, the process of fermentation increases the bio-availability of ingredients so that they can be absorbed into the deeper layers of the skin. You receive the benefits of super charged ingredients while using a completely natural bio-system, keeping in tune with the biorhythms of our bodies and nature. The Beauty Chef's unique Flora Culture process is backed by twenty years of research.
The process also produces good bacteria, which is vital for a healthy gut. Carla says, “I am a big believer that beautiful skin starts on the inside. It’s where your hormones are metabolized, 70% of your immune system lies, and where nutrients are manufactured and toxins are eliminated. For good health, the gut requires a proliferation of good bacteria, which can be found in abundant supply in fermented foods. The skin, hair and nails are the last places to get nutrients that go to more important organs first; therefore the skin is the first place where gut imbalances or signs of under nutrition will manifest. Beneficial bacteria in the gut is key to good health and skin."
"The role of the infinitely small in nature is infinitely great"