Founder Chrissy Fichtl’s passion for soap making, scent formulation and essential oils are the roots of what created APOTHEKE in 2011. Chrissy learned about the beauty of essential oils, starting with sourcing ingredients directly from farms and teaching herself the art of soap making in her own kitchen. Over time, she has self taught herself about fragrance blending.
In the summer of 2012, APOTHEKE opened their first factory, a 3,000 square foot site in Brooklyn, New York. Chrissy’s husband Sebastian Picasso took on the lead as production. He aided in maintaining the philosophy that high-quality and luxury goods can still be made steps from home by real people.
APOTHEKE has come a long way but the vision hasn't changed. Candles and soaps are still made by hand, and each fragrance is thoughtfully blended at their Brooklyn factory.