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 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
  • 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

Guide to Alternative Dental Care
Article originally appeared on The Town Dish. By Emily Kovach. Taking care of your teeth is important year-round, but it’s especially when there’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 children’s gut health.
What Are Adaptogens?
What are adaptogens? 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.
An Introduction to CBD Oil
CBD Oil has been steadily gaining in popularity, and for good reason! This safe and effective remedy has become a staple supplement for many...
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 you’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.
Hemp History Week
This week, June 4-10, we proudly celebrate the 9th Annual Hemp History Week. Learn why grassroots organizers, farmers, producers, and advocates are working to change Federal policy on hemp in the United States.
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.
What is CBD Oil?
CBD Oil has been receiving a great deal of attention lately. But what is CBD Oil? We spoke to the experts at CV Sciences to give you the scoop.
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 you’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.
5 Supplements You Need to Know About
We are always ready and willing to walk shoppers through KWF’s extensive selection of herbal and homeopathic remedies, vitamins, minerals, probiotics and omegas, protein powders, aromatherapy, natural skin and hair care and so much more. Every product on the apothecary shelves at Kimberton Whole Foods is reviewed for quality, purity and effectiveness by the KWF purchasing team.
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 “superfoods” 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
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, you may be seeking preventative measures to strengthen your immune system and boost your body’s...
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...