Our Story

In the heart of magical Daylesford, our Apothecary is the real-life dream of founder and naturopath Bree Melotte who was guided by her child-hood love of crafting wild flower potions in her backyard and sharing them with her loved ones.

 

Today, Daylesford Apothecary continues to embrace bree's naturopathic roots and magical spirit, hand-crafting a luxurious range of healing potions and tinctures that are crafted with intention.

 

Each of our products have evolved to embrace both elements of traditional and modern herbalism, and in their creation are given their own unique purpose and intention for healing.

 

When you trust your instincts we believe you will select the healing remedies that you truly need.

A message from our founder and naturopath, Bree:

As a young girl I always marvelled at the power of herbs, making special potions under a staircase in the motel I grew up in, my sacred and special space where no time existed.

I still have vivid memories of mixing wild crafted violets with water in a bottle.  

 

Looking back, this was a pertinent time in my life as it was my Dad who I wanted to drink my potions. He passed away when I was eight years old, but prior to this I knew in my own way that he was sick and wanted to help him heal.

Born and bred in Daylesford, I enjoyed a bright and a wonderfully free upbringing, which has all contributed to who I am today. As a child I was surrounded with a diverse bunch of humans from farmers to hippies, yet they all shared one common thread, a respect for the land we share.

Daylesford Apothecary products are created with respect for our planet. Sourcing our ingredients and packaging from smaller business operators in the Central Highlands where possible, not only supports our local economy  hopefully also enables more young girls (and boys), to perhaps one day fulfil their childhood dreams in their native surrounds, just like me.

With all of this experience and knowledge, I find myself here today handcrafting magical and medicinal potions for you and I’m so excited that so many of you will receive their benefits. Each product is made with healing properties and their own unique intention, so when you close your eyes with the product in your hand, you may actually see what how it will help you.

I have been dreaming of Daylesford Apothecary for the past 15 years and now the time is right for me to bring it to you. I hope you enjoy our products and may you feel the love and care in each.

Stay tuned for more exciting products and developments to come.

 

Bree Melotte x
Naturopath

Founder and Director