Meet the Maker: Our collaboration with Amber DeFrang

Whether you're searching for the perfect housewarming/host gift, or simply looking to elevate your daily products, these handcrafted products are as effective as they are beautiful. 

We recently collaborated on a third round of our bestselling 'Notary Candles'-hand thrown Notary vessels filled with 100% soy wax candle poured locally by Amber DeFrang of Homestead + House. Enjoy the candle and when it is finished, have it refilled, or clean with hot water and enjoy as a mug! 

We are thrilled to announce the restock, and even more thrilled to introduce you to the maker behind the magic! 

Photos by Kris LeBoeuf

Please introduce yourself

My name is Amber. I’m the owner, operator and creator for Homestead+House. I’m a one woman show who still (currently) works full time in healthcare. My passion for natural products and simple beauty is the driving force for my business.

How did you get into apothecary?

My Mom was an herbalist and midwife when I was growing up. I have been surrounded by apothecary for as long as I can remember! I took the leap into selling my handmade products right before the pandemic hit. Although there have been lots of challenges with that, it has also given me a much needed outlet to turn off the stressors from the healthcare component of my daily life.


Do you have a favorite product to make?

I have to say making lotion is my favorite. There’s something so magical about all the individual ingredients coming together to create this amazing product that feels and smells so good!

What do you enjoy in your free time?

I love to spend time in my garden for most of the year. During the cold dark months of winter I enjoy drinking tea by the fire with a good book.

Shop the candles HERE

And be sure to give Amber a follow on Instagram

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