Village Apothecary

Hey there, my name is Jo!

My husband and I started Village Apothecary while I was pregnant with my first child. I have always been fascinated with those deep, earthy, and unique candles, but I’ve struggled with finding products that were safe for the family & home. As a hobby, I decided to hijack our kitchen and started testing my own candle formulas with coconut wax and clean fragrance oils.

After hundreds of hours of testing, (and probably hundreds of failed candles), I started producing candles that I was proud of. Now, candle-making is my full time business and I hope to be able to hire working mothers, students, and artists in the near future.


Village Apothecary is about community, pushing past intimidation, and embracing the creativity within. From your bathtub to the office, we want our candles to help you self-care more often.

– Jo & the fam

from my shop