Founded in 2018, Fifield Road Apothecary has grown at the intersection of quality craft and design, the practice of traditional self-sufficiency skills and a passion for herbalism and wildcrafting.

I make my soap using the time honoured cold process method, working only with plant-based ingredients, ethical suppliers of organic butters and oils, and plastic free packaging. My skin balms and bath products are made by hand in small batches, and many of the products across my range incorporate infusions of healing plants which I responsibly forage from the fields and hedgerows on our restorative family farm in the Cotswolds. 

A portion of every sale I make is donated to the global reforestation charity One Tree Planted.

In the interest of sharing my love for  handmade and self sufficiency, I run botanical soap making workshops several times a year, to help others learn how to make their own quality soap with wild plant infusions. I also offer local foraging walks a few times a month, to help people learn about and begin to work with the many medicinal and edible plants which grow generously and abundantly right on our doorsteps.

When I’m not making things for my shop, I can be found studying herbalism and plant folklore, working on a quilt, wandering through the woods foraging for edible, medicinal and dyers plants and mushrooms, or, sitting on the edge of a cricket pitch watching one of my three sons play this most curious English sport!

Please get in touch if you have any questions about my products or practices, wish to enquire about wholesale, or have an idea for a collaboration. I would love to hear from you. 

-Leslie Jowett Astor, Founder