Meet our husband-and-wife co-founders, Bjarke and Holly!
Holly McWhorter and Bjarke Ballisager, a husband-and-wife team with backgrounds in architecture, journalism and music, started PLANT Apothecary in 2012 when they saw an opportunity too promote healthy ingredients, environmental friendliness and social responsibility by way of distinctive, design-forward package design. Starting with PLANT’s organic bodywashes, the line has since grown to include moisturizers, masks and more.
We are based in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, and our products are made with the help of adults with mental and physical disabilities–who are employed by BKLYN UNLTD, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to give them work training and opportunities.
Our unisex, USDA Organic beauty, grooming and bath products contain NO petroleum, parabens, PABA, sodium lauryl sulfate, silicones or any other synthetic nasties–so you can lather up, moisturize, purify, de-stress, exfoliate and be well without worry! All of our formulas are new twists on effective, time-honored traditional skincare and health remedies from all over the world (think sea buckthorn, rice bran, pumpkin seed oil and more), and they all follow the principles of classical aromatherapy and herbalism to offer you some of the best plant-based apothecary products available today.