The Apothecary

We believe that the quality of the supplements and body care products you use is just as important as the quality of the foods you eat. The products on our shelves are made from renewable resources found in nature, and 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 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 donโ€™t think that animals should suffer to bring us a better eye cream. We encourage our suppliers to get the international โ€œleaping bunnyโ€ certification from Cruelty Free International.

Direct your questions to our knowledgeable apothecary team, or reference our comprehensive health and wellness guide.

Wellness Guide

Apothecary Kimberton Whole Foods

You’ll Find

  • Bulk dried herbs
  • 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
  • Cruelty free, natural and organic skincare
  • Hair care for men and women
  • Natural, non-toxic, and locally-made 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)
Clean Skincare
With more and more research pointing to how skincare and makeup ingredients may negatively affect our health, clean skincare options are popping up on...
More than a Mocktail
Surely you’ve heard a lot of talk recently or know someone doing Dry January but there has also been a lot of buzz…pun intended,...
Connecting Regenerative Agriculture and Health
What's the connection between nutritional supplements and regenerative agriculture? True Grace share their commitment to soil health and human wellness.
What are Adaptogens?
Adaptogens are therapeutic botanicals that can help strengthen your bodyโ€™s natural response to stress. Adaptogenic herbs have a long history of use in indigenous...
Coconut Milk Matcha Latte Recipe
Organic Matcha green tea powder supports grounded energy and alertness, while simultaneously providing a dose of unique antioxidants.
DIY Amla Facial Mask
While Amla has been cherished for centuries for its nutritional content, few know that it also offers significant skincare benefits.
Plant-Based Calcium for Bone Strength
Our bodies use calcium to aid in normal muscle and nerve function, blood clotting, cellular health, and the release of certain hormones.
Guide to Alternative Sweeteners
Who doesnโ€™t love sugar? Refined sugar has its time and place in moderation, but today dozens of alternative sweeteners are available to us.
Vitamin C for Every Body
We all know that exercising regularly; limiting alcohol, caffeine, and sugar; eating healthy meals that contain plenty of fruits and vegetables; and drinking lots...
Learn what blue light is, and why you may want to consider protecting your eyes and skin from its rays, even in the winter months.
Finding Calm with Local Herbs
We have cultivated a batch of locally grown and produced herbal products designed to support a resilient nervous system and a happy heart.
How to Brew Loose Leaf Tea
Herbal teas are prepared by steeping fresh or dried plant matter (such as flowers, herbs, seeds, roots, or bark) in hot water. They are an easy and delicious way to enjoy the medicinal benefits of herbs!
Supplements for Heart Health Month
February is American Heart Month. Did you know that heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women? Together we can...
Zinc for Winter Wellness
Zinc interferes with viral replication in test tubes, may interfere with the ability of viruses to enter cells of the body, may help immune cells to fight a cold, and may relieve cold symptoms when taken as a supplement.
Give your body all the support it needs this winter. Vitamin D, a fat-soluble vitamin, is frequently used as a supplement during the common cold.
Vitamin C for Wellness
Vitamin C is a frequently recommended supplement for use during the common cold. Learn more about this water-soluble vitamin.
Manuka Honey 101
Manuka honey comes from bees that pollinate the flowering Manuka tree (Leptospermum scoparium), native to New Zealand. Learn more about its unique properties.
Natural Hope Herbals, Millersburg, PA – 75 Miles
Amos and Linda Stoltzfus founded Natural Hope Herbals in 2010, with the goal of combining rich herbal traditions of the past with current scientific...
Understanding Biodynamic Farming with Avena Botanicals
Avena Botanicals is the first Certified Biodynamic farm in Maine, specializing in high quality hand-crafted herbal remedies.
Herbal First Aid Kit
Along with a traditional first aid kit, we love keeping a few high-quality herbal products on-hand, to treat Summerโ€™s ailments.
When it comes to sun protection, there is a lot to consider in regards to the safety, efficacy, and environmental impacts of the products youโ€™re using.
Collagen Supplements 101
There are different types of collagen, which differ in amino acid, or peptide, composition; some form skin, while others form cartilage and repair muscles.
Restoring Gut Health
A healthy gut houses thousands of species of beneficial bacteria, fungi, viruses, and parasites. Learn how this ecosystem can be disrupted in modern life.
Guide to Alternative Dental Care
Article originally appeared onย The Town Dish.ย Byย Emily Kovach. Taking care of your teeth is important year-round, but itโ€™s especially when thereโ€™s likely to be a...
Gut Health for Children
We caught up with Dr. Bush and the experts at Biomic Sciences to help illuminate current research in the field of childrenโ€™s gut health.
Adaptogens are a class of non-toxic plants that are thought to help the body resist stress and create balance. Here are 6 to try.
DIY Tick Repellents
As you enjoy the great outdoors, don't forget to protect yourself against bug bites and ticks! Try these DIY tick repellents from Wyndmere Naturals.
Medicinal Plants for Summer
As you get outside this summer, you may find yourself with the occasional sunburn, bug bites, and bruises, blisters and chapped skin from various outdoor activities. Rather than turn to conventional medications, consider using homeopathic remedies, which might provide just the relief you need.
Supplement Your Fitness
Now that the days are long and the weather warm, many of us are taking our exercise regimens outdoors! Whether youโ€™re hitting the trails, biking, swimming, playing tennis, or simply moving your yoga practice outside, find ways to supplement and support your wellness goals this Summer.
Summer Essentials
Summertime means warm breezes, sunny afternoons, sand in your toes, and more days spent in the great outdoors. It can also mean bug bites, sunburn, and dreaded poison ivy. Don't let summer's little annoyances detract from your enjoyment: Here's our list of summer essentials to get you through the season in one piece.
5 Underrated Essential Oils and How to Use Them
Some essential oils may be more recognizable to you, such as lavender, tea tree, orange, lemon, eucalyptus and peppermint. But, there are dozens and dozens more essential oils beyond these common varieties, each with special holistic super powers.
DIY: Kimberton Whole Foods’ Top 5 Essential Oils for Green Cleaning and Self-Care
Switching to green cleaning and healing methods is easier and more effective than you may think. With naturally occurring antiviral and antibiotic qualities, essential oils can be used not only to clean the kitchen or bathroom but also to treat minor scrapes and clear out sinuses.
Safe Spring Cleaning Guide
At Kimberton Whole Foods, we know that youโ€™re not only interested in keeping your own home clean, but in protecting your family, and keeping our air, water, and environment clean, also. Use this safe spring cleaning guide to help you make the most of your cleaning efforts.
Restore Your Gut Health
In this educational blog, we'll break down our current knowledge regarding the expansive topic of gut health, as well as some steps you can take to find relief for your digestive system.
Superfoods for a Modern Diet
The term โ€œsuperfoodsโ€ has gotten a lot of use over the past few years, which has caused many to discount the term. While we...
Herbal Remedies for Immunity
We asked Guido Masรฉ, Chief Herbalistย at Urban Moonshineย to share some of his knowledge about traditional herbs used to boost immunity, including elderberry/elderflower, echinacea, and elecampane.
Homeopathy for Cold and Flu Season
Not to be confused with herbalism, homeopathy isย 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. Weโ€™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.
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 differentย turn. ย A lifelong love of plants, an interest...
Winter Wellness Round-Up
As we navigate cold & flu season, you may be seeking preventative measures toย strengthen your immune systemย and boost your body’s capacity to ward off...
DIY Lemon Eucalyptus Bug Repellent
It’s the time of year when weย need to begin considering protecting ourselvesย from the elements, especially pestering insects. The Center for Disease Control has listed...
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.
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.
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...