Created by Clare and Darren Cooper, the brand began as an idea whilst travelling around India on a three-month yoga expedition. India was part of a personal healing journey for Clare. After years suffering anxiety disorders and sleep problems throughout most of the latter part of her twenties, yoga and meditation finally gave Clare some solace. Meditating with frankincense and regularly practicing yoga in London was just the start. She knew she wanted to delve deeper into this healing work, and was drawn to India where their story began.
During their travels, Clare and Darren spent time at an Ayurvedic retreat in Kerala, learning all about the power of plants and natural healing, as well as lots of yoga, meditation, and early five a.m. chanting ceremonies!
It was at this retreat, they got to see first hand the plants and herbs transformed into oils used for treatments. To experience how the aromas from the oils made them feel during their own massages and affect their wellbeing in a positive way, was a life changing experience.
Following the powerful experience in the Ayurvedic retreat, the idea was formed to start a range of natural products, infused with essential oils, with the focus on emotional wellbeing. Made By Coopers Apothecary was officially launched in July 2016.
Believing that what you put on the skin and what you breathe in should be as important as what you put in your body; therefore we only use natural, organic and clean ingredients to create our artisan line of beauty and wellness products.
Nutrient rich plant oils, therapeutic grade essential oils, flower hydrolats and botanical actives are used throughout, to give you a skin care line that harnesses pure plant power. Each product has an aromatherapy element to it: Calming, Balancing, Uplifting, Energising and Passion. Drawing from the Ayurvedic philosophy to treat the body as a whole, we believe to nourish the skin, nourish the mind.
All products are always 100% free from: Parabens, SLS’s, Mineral oil, Palm oil, Sulfates, Artificial colours and Synthetic fragrances.
We are vegan friendly and cruelty-free.
Now based in Sussex, all products are designed, formulated, hand blended and labelled by the small team at Made by Coopers.