CO-FOUNDER / ETHNOBOTANIST
Chantal is a herbalist and naturopath with a BA in cultural anthropology and experience as a yoga teacher. She offers our free practitioner advice online service ASK A HERBALIST. Chantal is our social media manager and also writes our blog 'meditations' to share holistic wellness insights with you, cultivating slow living and connection to te taiao. She is currently learning te reo Māori through Te Pūkenga and is dedicated to being a part of the evolving cultural sphere of healing and belonging.
CO-FOUNDER / HERBALIST / NATUROPATH
Laura is a co-founder of the Wellington Apothecary has a level seven diploma in Health Science: Herbal Medicine, Nutrition and Naturopathy. With an uncanny ability to absorb knowledge and an insatiable curiosity about almost everything, Laura is constantly researching and testing plant extracts and new ingredients on herself (and everyone else) ensuring all of our products are formulated to be as safe and effective as possible. Laura sees community connection, sustainability and transparency as crucial to our integrity as a business and plans to explore this through travel, stories and providing unique traditional holistic therapies.
CO-FOUNDER / HERBALIST
Jemma's greatest pleasure is the alchemic experimentation involved in creating herbal medicine, formulating bespoke skincare blends and sharing these rituals through collaborative workshops. After growing up with severe eczema as a child and exploring many healing avenues, Jemma found her cure in plant medicine and began her training in Herbalism. She has spent the past 20 years immersed in natural health, culminating in the co-founding and continuing evolution of the Wellington Apothecary. Join her in store to create your own skincare/perfumes/tea blends and more.
Manami highly regards the power of nature and plant medicine which led her to join Wellington Apothecary. She has been immersing herself in holistic health care for over 10 years because she found pleasure supporting others in their healing journeys. She started her career as a massage therapist and that brought her into yoga, naturopathy and herbal medicine. She values individual uniqueness and applies different therapeutic modalities in order for people to accept their true nature and promote their own healing power. Find Manami in store Wednesday to Saturday.
From the shores of the Mississippi and originally from the fragrant and beautiful shores of the island of Kaua’i, Deva brings a unique understanding of tropical flowers and wild plants and herbs. Deva is also an established makeup artist with extensive knowledge in beauty and skincare as well as fragrances and essential oils. Our new Custom Bespoke Perfume Blending Specialist, and Botanical Skincare Consultant - book an appointment with Deva and create your very own essential oil perfume blend or skincare ritual.
ZOE MOON MAHAL
ARTIST / APOTHECARIAN
A true believer in the culture of kindness, Zoe is our resident people person. With a degree in Cultural Anthropology and Modern Languages, and over a decades worth of Wellington based retail experience, Zoe’s way with people goes above and beyond. Kaua’i born, Wellington bred, this local musician and multifaceted artist is just the friendly face to assist you in store. Drawing on her lifetime struggles with eczema and skin sensitivity, Zoe offers a personalized insight and a passion for holistic solutions to natural hair and skin care. Find Zoe Sunday through to Tuesday.
DEE VAN WEL
ARTIST / APOTHECARIAN
Dee is a witty and uplifting presence who aspires to leave all customers with a smile. Raised by an acupuncturist and Qigong practitioner, they have always been passionate about alternative medicine and holistic well-being approaches. “Tea, time, and tenderness” has been their guiding philosophy for years. In addition to their role at the Apothecary, Dee studies English Literature and Gender and Sexuality Studies at Te Herenga Waka. They also write music for their alternative-folk band Hearth which performs regularly nationwide. Find Dee in-store on Saturdays, Sundays, and Mondays.
HERBALIST / AROMATHERAPIST / MAKE UP ARTIST
From the coast of the Río de la Plata, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Carmín is a multifaceted artist with a passion for reconnecting with the sacred. From the earth and its medicinal plants to the magic that lives in everyday life. As a makeup artist, herbalist, and aromatherapist, she is the one to turn to to create your sacred beauty rituals. Find Carmín in-store Wednesday to Saturday.
Stephanie is a certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach and Holistic Facialist. Her international career has spanned across more than a decade allowing her to work and learn from experts in the field of natural beauty, including the sought after Natural Lift Facial Massage technique; and more recently adding Integrative Nutrition Health Coach to her offerings, providing a uniquely effective inner and outer wellness approach to your health and beauty needs.
Isabelle is a warm and welcoming woman with a big heart and a warm smile. She exudes care and compassion for everyone she meets. She is committed to natural, organic and wholesome beauty products and therapies in her personal life as well as in her work. She understands the critical connection between mind body and spirit and through her massage expertise and insights is able to help clients unblock tension and find release in their life.
As a practitioner Natalee is a huge advocate of teaching people the importance of self-care. She often advises on many different and simple ways to do this on a regular basis. She is a big believer that we need to look after ourselves first so we have the ability to support others and to make the best impact we can in other areas of our lives. Overall Natalee is passionate about enabling individuals to develop and maintain optimal health and wellbeing and supporting them to reach their individual health and wellbeing goals.