Since 2018 I have been making small batch soap, bath, skin and hair care products using plant-based, ethically sourced ingredients and plastic free packaging, all under the name Fifield Road Apothecary, which is both where I live (Fifield Road) and what my studio aims to produce (plant based compounds for good health).  

I make my soap using the time honoured cold process method, and make every product I sell personally, by hand. My 'Wildcrafted' designated products incorporate healing oil infusions made from plants that I responsibly forage from the fields and hedgerows on and around our family farm here in the Cotswolds. 

A portion of sales are donated monthly to the global reforestation charity One Tree Planted; we have planted over 1,000 trees since 2021.

I offer hands on, botanical soap making workshops a few times a year, and local foraging walks several times per season. I usually list the dates for these on my Instagram page @fifieldroadapothecary so do follow along if either of these are of interest. 

As a community herbalist, I also teach seasonal workshops on home medicine making with foraged and home grown plants. My next workshop will be on Sunday 14 April, 2024. You can register for that here.

When I’m not making things for my shop, I can be found wildcrafting my own herbal medicines, working on a quilt, or wandering through the woods foraging for edible, medicinal and dyer's plants and mushrooms. 

I'm limiting wholesale production in 2023 in order to spend more time on projects underway here on the farm, including our new cafe. You can find out more about us at If you've got any questions or wish to get in touch for any reason, do drop me an email at
[email protected]

Thanks so much for stopping by.

-Leslie Jowett Astor, Founder