What a beautiful time.

The bringing of new life into the world. We’re sending love and healing to you from the Archeus apothecary.

 We didn’t set out to make products related to pregnancy and antenatal and post-natal care, but the healing power of plants can help people in a multitude of ways.

If you are here because you or a loved one is having a child, then here are some tips on products that are suitable (and some that are not).

“It’s a great thing about being pregnant, you don’t need excuses to pee or eat.”
- Angelina Jolie

Antenatal care:

Naturally Feminine Balm we made this product to be gentle enough to put on delicate ladybits. We have had feedback now from a number of customers who have used it to prepare for labour.

Research has shown that massaging your perineum (the area of tissue between your vagina and anus) from about 34 weeks of pregnancy can help reduce the chance of damaging this area during birth.

Using Naturally Feminine Balm for this massage has worked well for a number of our customers. Some have also used it on stretch marks.

Postnatal skincare:

Calendula & Sandalwood Intensive Facial Oil is a beautiful treat for a new mum’s skin. It can also help calm the skin through hormonal shifts and changes


Breastfeeding can contribute to increased vaginal dryness. Naturally Feminine Balm can help. It can also soothe sore nipples.


Archeus plant and flower essences can help support a new mum by deepening that connection to the natural world around her. Dosage is tiny – only a couple of drops sipped in water or applied to chakra and pulse points, and there is no risk to baby.


Avoid these Archeus Products if Pregnant:

Do not use Archeus Transition Drops if you think you may be pregnant as they may bring on a period.

Do not use Archeus Sleep Balm if pregnant because it contains mugwort which is a muscle relaxant