At the Wellington Apothecary we are an eclectic bunch of herbalists, naturopaths, nutritionists, anthropologists, massage therapists, holistic facialists, environmentalists, political ecologists, gardeners, researchers and manufacturers. All of which enriches our approach to understanding wellbeing, people and nature. The ancient history of herbal medicine and healing philosophy inform the basis of what we know about health and wellbeing, and the effects of plants on the human body and mind. We are interested in finding a holistic approach to health and wellbeing for both our people and our land.
Established in 2014, the Wellington Apothecary is a botanical factory, herbal dispensary, natural therapy clinic, and alchemists delight. We endeavour to create a tranquil and sensory experience where you are welcome to smell and try each product, see them being made and gather over a hot cup of herbal tea. You can talk to qualified herbalists and naturopaths in store and have remedies custom made for you on the spot or within a few days.
Our teas, tonics and skincare have been created by Herbalists to provide you with simple rituals for daily self care. Our unique recipes are based on contemporary research and traditional wisdom, and each product is thoroughly tested on humans (not animals). All of our products are made fresh, by hand in small batches at our Cuba Street store with the finest natural and organic ingredients. Our approach is to keep everything simple and pure. We hope that these qualities come through to those of you that enjoy our creations… May we all continue to be inspired by the wonders of the natural world.
The seed for the Wellington Apothecary was planted in Raglan where three friends Laura, Chantal & Jemma lived together in a ramshackle cottage on a hillside, overlooking Raglan harbour. With our chickens, permaculture garden, house bus and grape vines, we lived the epicurean dream cooking, baking and gathering with friends while enjoying the serenity of the countryside. We aim to recreate this sanctuary in the near future by creating a health retreat and eco-sanctuary where you can cultivate wellness and contentment through simple wholesome pleasures, immersion in nature and balanced conscious living.
We value compassion, integrity and sustainability. Our goal is to collaborate with you, share knowledge, and offer healing rituals to be well. We are working on becoming more sustainable through reusing packaging, recycling and composting waste and offsetting our carbon footprint. We are committed to sourcing our ingredients as locally as possible with the aim to grow our own herbs and provide a working example of sustainability.