Monday, November 16, 2015

Small Business Spotlight: Pure Luxe Apothecary + Giveaway!

I'm particularly excited about today's Small Business Spotlight! Pure Luxe Apothecary is a local-to-me small business that I stumbled upon at the farmer's market over the summer. It was instant L.O.V.E. when I discovered Leslie's products and I'm thrilled to share her business with you!
Pure Luxe Apothecary is an independent brand that boasts 100% natural remedies and products that are synthetic-free, paraben-free, gluten-free and free of dyes, additives and preservatives. They are small batch handmade with plant based ingredients and presented in environmentally conscious packaging (in fact, one of my favorite Pure Luxe products comes in a recyclable glass bottle!).
"I believe everything we use on our skin and in our homes should invite health, wellbeing, and joy. We - and our living, playing, and working spaces - should be clean, fresh, and naturally fragrant ... without harsh, toxic chemicals."
-Leslie McNeilus, founder & creator
The first product I purchased of Leslie's was her Super Soothe Body Butter. Made with cocoa butter, shea butter, babassu oil, avocado oil and olive oil, it's a skin loving product for anyone...but this is especially excellent on babies. Jackson had a rough patch of eczema on his forehead that was particularly persistent. Hydrocortisone helped a bit, but I wanted to try something different and more natural. Leslie recommended the body butter because of it's blend of oils and natural butters...and goodness was she right. Just a little of the body butter on Jax's eczema spot twice a day cleared it up quickly and gently...and within just a few days! A little goes a long way and it's a product I now use on both boys and myself.

Not long after I fell in love with the Super Soothe Body Butter, I snagged a little tin of Pure Luxe's Sweet Lips Citrus Balm. Made with a blend of avocado, jojoba and mango butter, this balm is light and oh-so-moisturizing for your lips. I love this stuff so much, I've got a tin in my makeup bag, in the diaper bag and in my kitchen cabinet!

Perhaps my favorite Pure Luxe Apothecary product though, is the Rosewater Hydrating Face Tonic. If you want to talk about a luxurious product...this is the one to talk about. Made with aloe, witch hazel and rose essential oil, it is soooooooooooooo lovely to sweep across your face. The scent is fresh and clean without being overbearing. I use this product every morning, after washing my face, as a toner and my skin just loves it.

Beyond Leslie's products being simply fantastic, her packaging is smart, thoughtful and truly adds to the luxury of her brand. There's just lovely..and a little vintage about rosewater tonic in a little glass bottle and lip balm in a slide-top tin.
Pure Luxe Apothecary products make excellent gifts! A gift set from Leslie would make a thoughtful package for a new or expecting mama...or really any mama...And because Leslie is so sweet and generous, she is offering an exclusive discount to my readers! From now until next Monday she is offering 15% off of your total order using code PURELUXE at checkout on or on the Pure Luxe Etsy shop. If you're local, you can also check out Pure Luxe and meet Leslie at the Olympia Farmer's Market!

Don't forget to follow Pure Luxe Apothecary on Instagram and "like" Leslie's page on Facebook! You can also sign up for her email alerts for great deals, new products and awesome sales.

BONUS!! One of you will win an amazing Pure Luxe Apothecary prize pack! Featuring a 4oz Super Soothe Body Butter, 1 oz Gentle Eye Makeup Remover, a Deluxe Sample of Neroli Face Mist, and a sample of Argan and Rosehip Face Oil, one lucky winner will get to enjoy some of Leslie's best products. And seriously, the Body Butter, y'all. Enter via the Rafflecopter widget below. Entrants must be 18 years or older residing in the United States. Giveaway will end on Monday, November 23rd at midnight, Pacific Standard Time.

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  1. I'd love the lip balm! My lips always get SO dry in the winter!

  2. I have tried samples of Pure Luxe Apothecary Neroli Facial Mist and Argan & Rosehip Face Serum which are both lovely. The body butter looks so good and perfect for winter. The Gentle Eye Makeup remover looks wonderful as well. Thanks so much for the giveaway! :) -Kayla;]

  3. Can we say Rich Regeneration Face Cream? Because 30. years. old 😳

  4. I'd love to try the rejuvenate body scrub!!

  5. I want to get the lip balm!! My lips need some ��

  6. I'd love to try the Argan and Rose Hip Face Oil - they all sound wonderful!

  7. I'd love to try the Argan and Rose Hip Face Oil - they all sound wonderful!

  8. I'd love to try the Argan Rose hip oil, I've heard great things about that! My skin needs all the help it can get!

  9. I would love to try the MASSAGE & BODY OIL SET!

  10. I would love to try the lip balm because my lips are constantly chapped during the winter months!