What is the significance of the name: Rosa & Lilium Apothecary?
We knew we wanted to have our provinces connected somehow. It’s a unique business, being run out of two different places. Rosa comes from the genus name for the provincial flower of Alberta, the wild rose. The same goes for Lilium. The provincial flower for Saskatchewan is the western lily. Together they form Rosa & Lilium Apothecary.
What are the challenges of your long distance business?
It’s the same as any long distance relationship -- difficult! All we want to do is be in the same place and be creative together. Alas, we make things work via long Skype dates, phone calls, daily emails and texting. It’s fun though. We are best friends and have made the business work for the two of us!
What is your personal favourite product from the R&L collection?
Carly: My absolute favourite product is our lip elixir. If I had a beard, I think I would love our Rustic Beard Oil the most. It smells like the forest. Heck, I love it all!
Lindsay: I would say the Botanical Room Mist. It is a great alternative to all of those aerosol room sprays that hurt your lungs and our environment.
What is your personal favourite all natural beauty product from a company other than your own?
Carly: Kama Soap. It is a wonderful natural bath and body product company run out of Salt Spring Island (one of my favourite places in the whole entire world). It is wonderfully amazing!
Lindsay: Sappho Organics. It is a natural cosmetic company based out of Vancouver, BC. They have a great line up of foundations, concealers, and other daily staples. Their products are loaded with pure ingredients and they are committed to keeping their cosmetics chemical free.
What do you have planned for the future of R&L?
Hard to say! We are taking it step by step. We love the idea of a storefront, so maybe that is in our cards. For now though, we are taking each opportunity on with gratitude and hard work. We will wait patiently to see where that takes us.