A transom bursting with greenery above the doorway sets the scene for what’s inside Carytown’s newest shop, Mamie’s Apothecary. The latest project by Lisa McSherry, the retailer behind Lex’s of Carytown, Mamie’s Apothecary officially opened its doors the first day of July showcasing an array of natural products for the body, and for the home.
“I realized I was so careful about what I was putting into my body, but I also need to be careful about what I am putting on my body,” said McSherry, speaking to what inspired her to open the shop.
Lisa McSherry, Owner of Mamie's Apothecary.
Named after McSherry’s mother, Mamie’s Apothecary endeavors to help Richmonders detoxify their bodies and their homes by offering products that are non-toxic and chemical free.
Mamie's Apothecary aims to take customers on a journey to detoxify their lives.
Sleek, black industrial-esque lights play off of the old-fashioned apothecary vibe while soothing spa music and a delicate blend of inviting scents cultivate a welcoming space punctuated by pops of greenery.
All-natural watermelon Mojito mix.
Mamie's Apothecary features cuticle oil made with real flowers as well as a rainbow-colored collection of non-toxic nail polishes.
There are several different soap collections, perfect for gifting.
Wellness offerings include a variety of teas and oils.
Baby-friendly lines include Babo Botanicals and Gripe Water.
From sunscreen to cocktail accouterments, face cream to countertop spray, the products, most of which are beautifully packaged, cover a variety of categories ranging from baby, health, housecleaning, kitchen, and beauty. Additionally, McSherry strives to feature brands that are humanitarian focused, such as Thistle Farms which donates 100% of its proceeds back to the women survivors of sexual violence, addiction, and trauma who handcraft their products.
Proceeds from Thistle Farms go back to women survivors of sexual violence, addiction, and trauma
Beyond the pretty packaging, the products Mamie’s Apothecary stocks are tried and true, often by McSherry and her friends, with simple, honest ingredients. In an effort to encourage customers to know exactly what they are putting in and on their bodies, Mamie’s Apothecary has even sprinkled magnifying glasses around the store.
The store carries all-natural organic soaps and cleaners that are clearly labeled with their ingredients.
Gifting made clean with items from Mamie's Apothecary like this non-GMO soy wax candle.
The store can also create gift baskets. For those interested in helping others on a journey towards detoxifying their lives, Mamie’s Apothecary also offers gift baskets – perfect for bridal parties, baby showers, and corporate gifting.