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.
Meet Our Founder
There is just something truly sacred about working with plants and nature for beauty, health and well-being. I love working with plants that have a long tradition of therapeutic and ritual use and I think of this as 'earth medicine'. Many are grown and processed in the Archeus gardens. We also source the finest certified organic and therapeutic grade ingredients we can find. All plant waste is returned to the gardens as compost.
The Archeus range has evolved through getting asked by people to make something for their particular need. Over time I have deepened the work I do with plant therapeutics and energy and created a range of products and services to support people through life transitions. In the tradition of wise women and healers through time, I share knowledge through the Archeus Apothecary Workshops. Every purchase contributes to our plant conservation activity.
Archeus is the result of a long-held dream to work closely with nature, taking my place in the daisy chain of women healers and herbalists through time and helping others live life more naturally. I left a career with the United Nations to do this and in the process changed my career into a calling. Enjoy exploring and experiencing Archeus.
EARTH MEDICINE MAVEN
We work hard to reduce our impacts on nature and give back to it where we can.