The Apothecary

We believe that the medicines and supplements you use and the products you put on your body are just as important as the foods you eat. The products on our shelves are made from renewable resources found in nature, and all products are deemed safe by the EWG. Synthetic ingredients are only used when safe and when there is no readily available natural alternative ingredient. Our supplement brands are reviewed for quality, purity, and effectiveness, and all proprietary blends are vetted by our KWF purchasing team. Our goal is to provide as many non-gmo, organic, whole-food choices as possible.

None of our health and beauty products are tested on animals, because we don’t think that animals should suffer to bring us a better eye cream. We encourage our suppliers to get the international “leaping bunny” certification from Cruelty Free International.

Direct your questions to our knowledgeable apothecary team, or reference our Aisle 7 Database for a comprehensive health and wellness guide.

Apothecary Kimberton Whole FoodsYou’ll Find

  • Herbal Remedies
  • Homeopathic Remedies
  • Flower remedies for emotional health
  • Vitamins, Minerals, Probiotics, and Omegas for men, women, and children
  • Protein, meal replacement, and green powders
  • Sports recovery products
  • Natural remedies for seasonal wellness, first aid, gut health, and more
  • Kimberton Whole Foods brand herbal extracts, formulas, and essential oils
  • Aromatherapy
  • Natural and organic skincare
  • Hair care for men and women
  • Natural, non-toxic beauty products including perfume, makeup, hair color, and more

We aim to offer products that are free from:

  • Parabens (synthetic preservatives that are potential endocrine disruptors)
  • Petrolatum/Mineral Oil/Paraffin (by-products of crude oil with potentially dangerous impurities)
  • Chemical sunscreens – avobenzone/oxybenzone (potentially hormone disrupting)
  • Glycols (petroleum derived synthetic chemical that can draw other chemicals into the bloodstream)
  • Phthalates (synthetic fragrance compounds that are potential toxins)
  • Ethoxylated ingredients (made with petrochemical ethylene oxide that results in a trace contaminant which is classified as a possible carcinogen)
  • Ethanolamines (can interact with other ingredients to form nitrosamines, a known carcinogen)
  • Synthetic Polymers (may contain residual PAHs, an organic pollutant)
  • Formaldehyde Donors (preservatives that work by releasing formaldehyde)
  • Synthetic Fragrances (fragrances that use petroleum-based solvents for extraction as well as purely synthetic additives)

Key Terms

Herbal Remedies for Immunity
Herbalism is the use of plants (such as leaves, flowers, fruit, seed, stems, wood, bark, roots, rhizomes or other plant parts) to heal and...
Homeopathy for Cold and Flu Season
Not to be confused with herbalism, homeopathy is therapeutic method that uses highly-diluted natural substances to relieve symptoms.
Relief for Fall Allergies
For some of us, Autumn means the unwelcome arrival of fall allergies. We’ve asked our knowledgeable apothecary team members for their go-to remedies.
Getting to Know: Vitality Works
We recently visited Vitality Works, the supplier of our Kimberton Whole Foods brand herbal extracts, formulas and essential oils, found in the Apothecary.
TLC for Sun-Kissed Summer Hair
There’s something about summertime by the sea that does wonders for both body and spirit., but can have less desirable effects on your hair's health.
DIY Essential Oil Recipes
A collection of our favorite quick recipes for do-it-yourself body, hair and home care remedies using essential oils.
Choosing the Right Mushroom Supplements
What can mushrooms offer? Discover the many known uses of mushroom supplements from immune support to cognitive functioning.
Greenbrier Herbalist, Upper Black Eddy, PA – 50 miles
When she left the corporate world behind 20 years ago, Sharon Moncrief’s path took an entirely different turn.  A lifelong love of plants, an interest...
Winter Wellness Round-Up
As Winter wears on and we navigate cold & flu season, there are preventative measures you can take to strengthen your immune system and boost your...
Best Beards, New Holland, PA – 15.1 Miles
Gary Parker, co-founder of Best Beards, explains that when he and partner Jason Hertzog first decided to develop the Best Beard product line, they...
DIY Lemon Eucalyptus Bug Repellent
It’s the time of year when we need to begin considering protecting ourselves from the elements, especially pestering insects. The Center for Disease control has listed...
What is Baobab Fruit Powder?
Baobab (BEY-oh-Bab) is tree that consists of seven species, the most known being the African Baobab tree.  The baobab tree thrives in dry climates...
Hope Hill Lavender Farm, Pottsville, PA – 48.3 Miles
Located in the mountains of Schuylkill County, PA, Hope Hill Lavender Farm has been home to Troy and Wendy Jochem for over a decade.
Why We Love Derma e Skincare
Derma e goes above and beyond to ensure that their skincare products are cruelty-free and eco-friendly. Their commitment to the environment shows in their...
Wedderspoon Manuka Honey, Malvern, PA – 11.8 miles
Wedderspoon introduced the first Non-GMO verified Manuka honey products in the world, all made from sustainability harvested raw honey. Read our interview to learn more.
Store Brand Supplements in the News
Our guide to current articles, resources and statements that can help answer your questions about supplements.
Summer Travels to the Gaia Herbs Farm
Over the summer Apothecary Team Member, Liz, had the opportunity to travel south to visit the Gaia Herbs farm. She returned with so much to share with us! Read our one-on-one interview with Liz to find out more about her experience at the farm.
The Apothecary’s Top Picks for Green Beauty
Spring is the perfect time to freshen up your beauty routine with organic and locally made products, but changing out your beauty staples can feel...
DIY Soothing Rose Bath
For many of us, there are few things more enjoyable than soaking in a warm bath after a long day. Adding essential oil and...