The Apothecary

Make haste and step right up! We have a wonder cure for your ailments, fainting spells, and maladies. A visit to The Apothecary is just what the doctor ordered!

The Apothecary is a line of candles inspired by patent medicines of the 1800s. Without having any proof to their claims, charlatans and faux “doctors” were able to travel from town to town selling their snake oils, nostrums, and miracle cure-alls.

When making these candles, I looked at the actual ingredients that were used in those miracle nostrums and used them in this line. These candles’ “miracle claims” are obviously made in jest, but the scents are reminiscent of the potions of yore. Pleasant aromas are the only genuine claims this alchemist will make!

These transportive scents are then poured into vintage green or amber glass where the ethereal glow of the candles' flicker through the colored glass adds to the redolent ambiance.