- Apothecary -
a shop for seasonally available, small batch, herb infused:
edible skincare (serums, body oils, salves & scrubs)
medicine (syrups, tinctures, oxymels)
culinary seasonings (vinegars, salts and mixes)
We are a bioregional herbal apothecary.
This means we only use herbs that we grow at our own homestead. All of the herbs we use are hand harvested and air dried on site. They are stored in large glass jars.
We strive for self-sufficiency.
Aside from growing and processing all of our herbs, we infuse all of our own oils, macerate our own tinctures and steam distill all of our hydrosols.
We choose our other ingredients ecologically.
Of course there are ingredients that cannot be locally produced and we do our best to source them mindfully, with as little travel, packaging and processing as possible.
Beeswax and honey comes from local beekeepers.
Sunflower, sea buckthorn and rose hip seed oils are from local producers.
Vodka and vinegar is produced locally in Ontario.
Olive oil comes once a year, on a slow boat, in 18 litre tins, directly from a family connection in Greece.
Salt (Fleur de Sel and Himalayan Pink) comes in bulk from a local organic food store.
We limit the use of tropical ingredients and exotic oils, but can't deny the value of ingredients like shea butter, cocoa butter and coconut oil. These are always organic and fairly traded.
We create as little waste as possible.
All of our new packaging is recyclable and reusable. We can refill your bottles if we are making a custom package specifically for you, At this time we cannot accept bottle returns for general reuse.
Maria curated a package of garden delights she makes with her own hands and the bounty from the garden. I am transported to the garden during the quiet cold winter months when I use the Love Yourself organic herbal body oil on my face and take a big inhale of the lavender, and chamomile flowers infused with olive oil. The garden continues to fill my cup when I need it most.
OMG Maria, I feel like a new man. The oil is so rich and luxurious, the lip balm is sublime, and the salve feels like it’ll feed my poor tradesman skin for weeks.
With each gift I pulled out, the words "She is an ANGEL" swept out of my mouth. From the offerings to their gorgeous packaging. SOOO much gratitude!! Feeling seen and so, so, cared for!! Thank you, Maria.
Your beautiful package just arrived. I feel all the love you poured into these gorgeous gifts. Thank you so much! I've already infused some tulsi, and I'm excited to share it with my friends. I can't wait to come back and see what magic you continue to create in there. Love,
My elbows were fit to win the sand paper of the year award, and I came across a moisturizing cream made by Maria. After just one application I was no longer a contender for the sandpaper contest. Now I use the cream anywhere I have dry skin (knees, and the top of the heel) and I smell great. Whatever is in that cream makes me feel younger. Thanks Maria. I would recommend your product line to the film industry.