Master Soapmaker and Teacher Eryn Hughes returns for the second time to the Philly Bike Expo with her Apothecary Muse line of Pennsylvania-made adventure skincare made for your skin, your sport and your weather. Utilizing resources in exercise physiology to formulate increasing levels of care through the entire product line, you can have a semi-custom experience without burdening yourself with single use plastic or ingredients with questionable origins.
Founded in 2013, Apothecary Muse Adventure Skincare products are carefully formulated by an industry veteran and former professional cycling coach, with special focus on seasonal exposure, body chemistry and types of outdoor sports. All products are 100% vegan and packaged in compostable or reusable containers with eco-friendly ink, these products are safe for the environment and safe for your skin
PBE: What did you do before starting Apothecary Muse?
EH: In thebike industry, I’ve been a coach, buyer, mechanic, done sales, marketing, been a manager. In the health food business – I’ve done marketing and education.
PBE: Do you have any particular education/training/experience that prepared you for where you are now?
EH: I have certifications inSports Nutrition, Coaching, Wilderness First Aid, and Soapmaking
PBE: How did you choose your location or did it choose you?
EH: My family brought me to Pittsburgh.
PBE: What’s the derivation of your company name?
EH: Formerly DJ Muse, then founder of women’s mountain bike organization, VeloMuse, then Apothecary Muse; I’m always learning, musing.
PBE: What’s your favorite part of your work?
EH: The multi-sensory experience.
PBE: What’s your favorite ride/route/destination?
EH: Currently, I really like the afternoon rides that I can sneak in between errands to the bank or local deliveries.