Meet Founder Elly Toft, Naturopath and Medical
Herbalist. Elly has been interested in natural health
all her adult life with a passion for growing and using herbs and essential oils to enhance health and vitality.
In 2015 Elly graduated from Wellpark College of
Natural Therapies in Auckland with a Bachelor of Naturopathic and Herbal Medicine. Elly achieved Academic Excellence in Naturopathy, the David
Duggan Award for Overall Scholarly Excellence, and
the New Zealand Association of Medical Herbalists
runner-up Herbal Graduate of the year.
Elly has perfected her range of natural
skincare and apothecary products so that
she can share her passion with others.
The Oamaru Apothecary headquarters is based in our historic building in the beautiful coastal town of Oamaru, on the East Coast of Te Wai Pounamu (South Island), Aotearoa (New Zealand). We source our ingredients locally and from other New Zealand Companies. We take inspiration from our natural surroundings as seen in this photograph by Richard Scott taken on a stretch of coast South of Oamaru township. We are passionate about the preservation of our environment and work hard to reduce our environmental impact, producing our products in small handmade batches, using recyclable containers with minimal plastic and no extraneous packaging.