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Mamie's Apothecary Opens in Carytown

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.

 store front

“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. 

 Owner LisaLisa 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.

 store interiorMamie'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.

 productAll-natural watermelon Mojito mix.

 cuticle oilMamie's Apothecary features cuticle oil made with real flowers as well as a rainbow-colored collection of non-toxic nail polishes.

 soap collectionsThere are several different soap collections, perfect for gifting.


teas and oilsWellness offerings include a variety of teas and oils.


Baby-friendly linesBaby-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.


productsProceeds 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.


all-natural organic soaps and cleanersThe store carries all-natural organic soaps and cleaners that are clearly labeled with their ingredients.


productGifting 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.


shop bagMamie’s Apothecary is located next door to Lex's of Carytown at 3020 West Cary Street. More information can be found on their Facebook page.

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