Courtesy of Jennifer Farmer
By Abby Holman
You might some interesting concoctions wafting from Jennifer Farmer’s kitchen in Trenton.
When commercial products failed to remedy her dry, sensitive skin, she experimented and created her own products in 2007. Farmer’s Apothecary, her one-woman shop, is still headquartered in her kitchen. Jennifer creates artisan soaps, lotions, candles, salves, lip-care products, and body scrubs that she ships across the country and the world.
“It is fun to find the art in science,” she says. “I kind of feel like a mad scientist when I’m in the kitchen making things.”
Each product is hand-stirred by Jennifer and made from a variety of ingredients, which include oil and lye. She uses olive, castor, safflower, coconut, and palm oils for different effects in her products, such as more moisture or more bubbles. Jennifer, also a graphic designer, creates her own packaging and marketing materials.
She has also kept research and development in-house. Her family are the official test subjects for her new creations; she says her daughters are the “scent feedback panel.”
Visit farmersapothecary.com for more information, or call 660-654-0399.