Chrissy Fichtl created Apotheke in 2011. Beginning with sourcing essential oils directly from farms, she self-taught herself about the beauty of essential oils and soap making with the finest coconut-olive oil, blended with essential oils and natural botanicals. Hand made in batches, cut by hand and cured for 3 weeks before being wrapped and shipped,  each soap is a luxury in itself. In 2012, Apotheke opened a 3,000 square foot factory in Brooklyn, New York. Inspired by the hand crafted technique for soap-making, Apotheke expanded its range into candles, diffusers, body care, and skin care.