Archeus is an apothecary and studio in Hawke's Bay, New Zealand. We owe our name to the 16th Century physician and alchemist Paracelsus, who coined the term ‘Archeus’ [Ah-kee-us] for the vital life force that resides in us, Nature and the universe.
Amazing transformation can happen when you tap into the healing power of plants. Archeus products for skin and soul arise from a deep and deliberate relationship with the natural world.
Archeus is not a mass-market brand. We would rather serve less people by spending more time handcrafting a premium product, than try to be everywhere for everybody. The people we serve the most tend to be going through some form of life transition such as recovering from illness, going through bodily changes like menopause or simply seeking to create a more natural lifestyle.
So, you will not find Archeus in department stores or pharmacy chains. You will find us in a small number of like-minded outlets and you can connect to us directly through our online store.
Human and environmental health matters to us. We owe it to Nature and its healing properties to work in a way that’s not wasteful and supports the wider ecosystem. We work with plants that have a long tradition of therapeutic and ritual use, sourcing the finest certified organic and therapeutic grade ingredients we can find. Our plant essences are made from plants growing in our gardens. All plant waste is returned to the Archeus gardens as compost.
In a world of so many choices, the Archeus name is becoming recognised as a brand you can trust. Since launching in 2013 we have been finalists in a number of awards including Best New Premium Skin Care Product in the Pure Beauty Global Awards.
Our founder Georgina Langdale is passionate about connecting people to the healing power of Nature. In addition to creating the Archeus range of products, she offers learning opportunities, coaching and individualised offerings for body and soul. In 2018 this work was recognised with a Good Magazine award.
We look forward to connecting with you and helping you on your path to Nature-based wellness. You can be anywhere in the world and purchase directly from us here on our website. Every purchase supports habitat restoration projects.
Like you, we want to reduce our impacts on Nature and give back to it where we can.