Our Story


It all started when…

“I became interested in natural beauty products after becoming increasingly conscious of what I was putting in my body from the food I was eating. Where did it come from? How was it produced? What was in it? Then I started thinking about the products I was putting on my skin. I discovered the huge, untapped benefits of herbs and essential oils – both in terms of mental well-being and skincare. But I couldn’t find the natural products I was looking for so I decided to train in aromatherapy. As I developed products for my family and friends, I found that people with conditions such as eczema or psoriasis could really benefit from using natural products containing essential oils - with great results and no nasty side effects.  I have also developed products specifically for people whose skin is suffering the effects of chemotherapy. And I firmly believe that the mood-enhancing properties of essential oils help us to deal with the stresses of modern-day living.

I founded The Apothecary Room in 2010 with my late husband, Jerry. Later, I was joined by my friend Clare Butterfield, a marketing professional, and then I gave up my job as a CEO of a software company to concentrate wholly on The Apothecary Room. We believe there is a better way of doing business that is profitable and caring.”