Petal + Hive creates natural, high-performance skincare solutions that moisturize and protect your skin. Our luxury plant-based skincare is made with fresh ingredients and local botanical extracts, and it makes a difference you can see and feel.
We use plant-based and organic ingredients in every product. We know that “clean” ingredients, free from pesticides and GMOs, are important for our overall well-being.
What makes Petal + Hive’s products different is our commitment to using active botanical extracts in every product we create. As an herbalist, I see the results that come from using plants and flowers in my daily skincare routine. All of our herb and flower blends are created with a specific purpose in mind.
Health and wellness are priorities for us. What’s not in our products is just as important as what is in them.
Our preservatives are paraben-free. We are committed to being compliant with the high standards set by Whole Foods, and use only preservatives that are on the Whole Foods Acceptable Premium Preservative List. Their widely trusted guidelines are our guidelines, too.
Our fragrances are phthalate-free and all natural. Synthetic fragrances can contain ingredients that are not up to our standards. Not only that, we often find that synthetic fragrances can be too strong and irritating. All of our products that contain fragrance are lightly scented with essential oils and/or natural fragrances.
All of our formulas are original creations developed by our formulating team, made up of my husband, Jeff, and myself. We select ingredients that work to penetrate and moisturize the skin, feel elegant, and act to effectively deliver the active plant extacts in our products.
Hi, I’m Jillian, the founder of Petal + Hive. I’m a skincare formulator and herbalist working at the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains, in Galway, NY. Petal + Hive was founded in 2015, and was first named Jillian’s Apothecary. We set up our booth at the local farmers’ market every weekend and made many new friends who have become loyal customers and fans over the years.
I received formal training in the use of herbal medicine at the Herbal Academy, and I have a Diploma in Organic Skincare Formulation from Formula Botanica. I continue to learn professional skincare formulation techniques and absolutely love spending time in my cosmetic formulation lab.
To meet me in person and say hi, please visit the Clinton Street Mercantile in Schenectady, NY, where I have a dedicated Petal + Hive shop and I work during select hours. Check the Petal + Hive Facebook page for updated hours.