Welcome to Bygone Apothecary. We're dedicated to giving you the very best of self-care products, with a focus on thoughtfully chosen ingredients,a luxurious look and feel, and unique fragrances inspired by historical figures and events.

Bygone Apothecary started in 2012 as cdi soapworks from my kitchen in Upstate New York. I read a Cleopatra biography and was so inspired that I created my first ever historically-inspired soap, Cleopatra. Since then I've been seeing inspiration everywhere and using my spare time to create things that make me happy. As it turned out, they made other people happy too, and thus began my foray into selling soap online. Since then I've refined my skills and experimented with some new products, many of which you'll see on the website today. In 2019 I rebranded to Bygone Apothecary to better reflect the nature of my products, but the original name sticks with me in the form of a personal motto: "cdi" stands for "Cassie Do It", which was apparently my catch phrase as a stubborn toddler who wanted to do everything on my own. 

Since becoming a mom, I've noticed that every online article and mommy blogger about how to stay happy as a mom implores you to "practice self care", but they don't always take into account just how busy you are! This applies to everyone, too, not just moms - no matter your gender or whether or not you are a parent, modern life is so busy that it's often hard to just handle the basics let alone carve out time in the evening to do a DIY spa treatment. That's where I come in - I've created upgraded versions of your personal care staples like body wash and bar soap, so you can turn your daily ritual of showering or bathing into a moment of luxurious self-care. We also offer a variety of more specialized products, like bath bombs and body scrubs, for those evenings you can find an extra hour or two to truly indulge. And our subscribe and save options make it even easier to make sure you can maximize the time you have to yourself by making sure you never run out of your favorites!

I hope you enjoy our products as much as we enjoy offering them to you. If you have any questions or comments, please don't hesitate to contact us.

Cassie, Founder of Bygone Apothecary