bk apothecary

bk|ap was inspired by the simple truth that nature heals, nourishes and connects us. When wholesome self-care becomes a gratifying ritual feeding your body, skin and soul from the inside out.
Our 100% safe, non-toxic formulations combine the best of ancient herbalism with modern aromatherapy to enhance the health and appearance of your skin for lasting results you can see and feel.
Consciously crafted with mindfulness toward you and the environment.
bk|ap combines the healing benefits of fresh, locally grown organic and respectfully wild-crafted medicinal plants and flowers with specialty ingredients sourced from sustainable and fair trade suppliers.
Just as fresh food is best, we believe that plants and flowers offer the most therapeutic value when used fresh as well. To capture their maximum healing power, our plants go from farm to infusion in mere days. Every hand infused oil, glycerite or herbal extract is patiently steeped for at least 30 days to ensure thorough extraction of their beneficial properties.
We use only unrefined, cold pressed, and non-deodorized butters and oils to ensure they maintain all of their beneficial properties. Our hydrosols are 100% botanical extracts steam distilled from fresh plants, and our essential oils are 100% pure, therapeutic grade farm-to-bottle extracts.
Because nature also offers us a spiritual connection, we infuse products with the added energetic benefits of flower or gem essences. These work to restore balance between body and mind, connecting our emotional bodies with our physical health.
It’s what we leave out that is just as important! Knowing that everything we put on our skin quickly absorbs into our bodies, we use only safe, non-toxic ingredients that are checked for safety with the EWG’s Skin Deep database and/or are certified safe by EcoCert.
What you’ll never find in our products are parabens, sulfates, phthalates, propylene glycol, PEG products, formaldehyde, silicones, mineral oils, synthetics, artificial fragrances or GMO’s.
We use 100% recyclable glass packaging for all of our products.
Amber glass provides UV protection for light sensitive ingredients so they last longer. Where light sensitive ingredients aren’t a concern, clear glass allows you to see the beautiful ingredients inside! You’ll never see us using plastic packaging, as we don’t like the potential of chemicals leaching from the containers into our products and onto you. And no extra boxes mean a more environmentally friendly approach.
Please keep the health of our planet in mind by recycling or reusing our bottles and jars.
As a company that relies on the gifts of the earth, we are proud to be a member of 1% For The Planet. We donate 1% of total sales to nonprofit partners who are doing the hard work of restoring our planet for the future.
We have chosen to direct our contributions to the United Plant Savers. Their mission is to protect native medicinal plants and their habitat, while ensuring an abundant renewable supply for generations to come.



Founder Julie DeMaio is a Brooklyn based certified Holistic Health Practitioner, Herbalist and product maker specializing in herbal skin healing traditions and plant based wellness for your body, skin and soul.

Julie is AADP certified, and focuses on food as medicine, herbalism and other holistic healing modalities to bring everlasting wellness and vitality.  She’s had the honor of learning from distinguished teachers of Western Hebalism, Traditional Chinese Medicine and Ayurveda.  She is a graduate of The Academy of Healing Nutrition, TwinStar School of Herbal and Energetic Studies, Formula Botanica, The School of Natural Skincare and Greenhouse Holistic.

Her mission is to empower and inspire you to take charge of your physical, emotional and spiritual well-being by incorporating the healing power of plants into your daily self care.

She is the founder and developer of bk apothecary, a line of herbal skincare products and herbal medicines, teaches integrative skincare workshops and classes, and offers private skin health consultations. 

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