Imagine a sanctuary of wellness and renewal. A hidden gem for those seeking a haven of natural beauty and holistic self-care.
In the heart of the Capital on Cuba Street, Wellington Apothecary is more than just a shop. It’s a botanical factory, herbal dispensary, natural therapy clinic and alchemists’ delight. This urban sanctuary offers a tranquil and sensory experience, where you can immerse yourself in a world of botanical wonders and personalised remedies.
At Wellington Apothecary, customers are warmly welcomed. You can gather over a steaming cup of herbal tea, engage with qualified apothecarians, herbalists and naturopaths, and even have remedies custom-made for you while you wait.
This loving establishment values the simplicity and purity of nature, and it’s evident in their approach to creating products. Every item – from teas to tonics to skincare – is crafted by hand in small batches at their Cuba Street store, using the finest natural and organic ingredients. Plus, all of their products are thoroughly tested on humans, not animals, embodying their ongoing commitment to ethical practices.
While wellness is their primary focus, Wellington Apothecary has also evolved into a collective creative space, hosting workshops that inspire learning new skills, practicing mindfulness and indulging in active relaxation to nurture your creative spirit. These workshops are led by local artisans and cover a wide range of topics, from natural perfumery and candle making to botanical watercolour painting and modern calligraphy. The store is a hub for those who seek not just wellness but also a deeper connection with their creative side.
One of the standout features of Wellington Apothecary is the holistic facial treatments offered by Stephanie Malcolm. With an international career spanning two decades, Malcolm is a Holistic Facialist and Integrative Nutrition Health Coach. Her expertise in the natural beauty industry is unparalleled, having trained with and worked for top natural brands and creators. Malcolm’s holistic facial treatments go beyond traditional facials, offering deep relaxation and pampering, addressing areas of tension, stress, and congestion, leaving you with a soft, plump, and smooth complexion. Her holistic facials are designed to transport you to a place of pure bliss.
Malcolm has collaborated with Wellington Apothecary to create the Restore Facial Oil. This premium face oil is a powerhouse blend of natural plant oils and actives, expertly crafted to suit all skin conditions. With ingredients like Cacay, Prickly Pear, Abyssinian, and Acmella, it aims to brighten, nourish, plump, balance and purify the skin. Astaxanthin, a super antioxidant, adds the final touch to protect your skin from free radical damage and premature aging.
Wellington Apothecary was founded in 2014 by three friends – Laura, Chantal, and Jemma. The team are an eclectic bunch of herbalists, naturopaths, nutritionists, anthropologists, massage therapists, artists, yoginis, gardeners and researchers – all of which enriches their approach to understanding wellbeing, people and nature.
With a strong focus on sustainability and community, Wellington Apothecary is a shining example of how natural beauty and wellness can go hand in hand. The store actively supports various local charitable and social organisations throughout the year, further nurturing the community they serve.
They also prioritise the wellness of the planet. Sustainability is at the core of their packaging, with reusable and recyclable glass vessels, and the option for recyclable aluminium lids on most skincare products. Even their herbal tea packaging is compostable, along with their clay mask sachets. The labels are made from paper or degradable Rocktak, and compostable materials are used in-store where possible.
Discover the wonders of Wellington Apothecary, where the beauty of nature meets the art of holistic well-being.