Essentials by APA

APA means Aid for Pets & Animals

🎁 Gift shop + Personalization store

Great gifts for everyone

Saving 1 life at a time.

Helping only one pet seems small but for that pet you are actually changing his or her life. We created "Essentials by APA" to help pets and a goal of spreading awareness to homeless animals. In fact, it’s our entire mission. 

100% profits go to rescuing animals.

Feel free to DONATE to help us achieve our goals and help animals in need:

Thank you! πŸ’•βœ¨πŸ’«πŸŒŸ


Why Choose Us?

We are a small Woman-owned business. It is just me and my mum.

And we are American πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Venezuelan πŸ‡»πŸ‡ͺ French πŸ‡«πŸ‡· citizens of the world 🌍

We created this online on-demand Gift shop + Personalization store to keep helping animals.

You will find gifts for Pets and their Animal lover parents & kids.

The store is located in Beverly Hills, California πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ.

We offer 2 main types of gifts: our print-on-demand products & our collection of all natural organic skin care products.

For the print-on-demand collections we are creating classic & cool designs & patterns and we use several printing companies to offer any kind of cool products that we like from apparel for pets to home decor products. We don’t have any stocks, as you place your order, we will then send it to production.

We offer also the possibility to customize & personalize everything.

For the all-natural organic skin care collections we are using only high-quality ingredients, food-grade, organic, natural and locally sourced when possible. Tested on humans, dog, cat friends and family only :)​

What makes your product special?

All our product are homemade from scratch, and we infused all our carrier base oils with tons of different flowers...

We love to use tons of flowers to enjoy their medicinal powers and also because they spread joy and happiness.

And that make our products unique.

Also we offer you the possibility to customize almost anything !

Let us know if you’d like a special scent, if you want to customize your packaging with your pet’s name… We can do it all!

Thank you so much for your business and together, we’ll be making a positive difference in the world, one animal at a time.

Delivered in timely manner. Great quality, fast shipping, and packed neatly. Love both bath bombs with surprises inside. Though the Midnight bomb is more "powerful" ... Love the Light yellow Bandana for my dog Playa. Smell very nice & has a calming effect on her. Our favorite shampoo bars are the tropical island one and the glow in the dark that the kids loved. Love that the packaging comes with another surprise crown to take cute selfies :)

Aci L.
Laguna Beach, CA

I can not say enough about how much she care and all the special attention she put into my baby’s T-shirts. Thank you for making a one of a kind item for my Dolly RouxC πŸ’•πŸΆπŸ’•

Kathy H.
Arlington, TX

Fantastic!!! so responsive w shipping. they went the extra step to ensure I would receive it in time for my event!! fits perfectly. I am a size 14 w DD and the Xlarge was perfect fit! good quality fabric too, not see thru either.

Jennifer M.
Saint Louis, MO

A beautiful t-shirt, with a message…

Paula West, NY

About Us

Airam Cordido

store owner / designer

Hello! ¡Hola! Salut ! 🌸🌺🌼🌻


Airam = Maria backwards.

Venezuelan πŸ‡»πŸ‡ͺ French πŸ‡«πŸ‡· American πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

EnglishFrench Translator-Interpreter | Project Manager | Dialect Coach & Fixer-Producer | Graphic Designer  | Entrepreneur

I am the single mum of 2 cats: Boris (12 years old) and Chloe (2 years old).

I Was born in Caracas Venezuela. πŸ‡»πŸ‡ͺ

At the age of six, moved to Limoges, France πŸ‡«πŸ‡· where I grew-up.

I studied Economy, Banking and Finance and Spanish at Paris X University where I graduated with a master’s degree and I also studied at the Sorbonne University and graduated with a post-graduated diploma in Finances with a specialization in Iberian and Latin-American Markets in 2000. In 2003 I applied to a one year production program in the French film school l’Institut International de l’Image et du Son in Paris. I even got a 22,000 Euros grant from the government so I could attend and complete the program. I learned a lot about producing films and I was ready to begin a new journey.

I have been living in Los Angeles πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ for the past 13 years.

Now in my 40's I decided to explore my creativity making handmade colorful cold pressed soaps, skin care products and candles using essentials oils. I also started designing and creating great products using print-on-demand companies. The idea was to create something FOR animals that will generate a revenue and that 100% of the profits will help built a no-kill shelter in California and help saving animals' lives.

My mum, Maru, is a Fine Artist living in Normandie (France) and she has been super nice and drawing all the artwork of our products. She is also my own hero as she has been helping rescuing animals, mostly cats but also a fox, dogs, goats, owls... since I am little.

Feel free to DONATE to help us achieve our goals and help animals in need:

Thank you! πŸ’•βœ¨πŸ’«πŸŒŸ



We are an online store

Pick-up Address

145 S. Roxbury Dr, Beverly Hills CA 90212 USA

Store Hours


9 a.m. - 6 p.m.