2009 - Originally opened as Leaders Soap & Apothecary in Chicago's Pilsen neighborhood by Tanya Tucci, an Oncology Massage Therapist, working at Rush Hospital, became concerned with her patient's dry, irritated skin. Returning to simpler times, the use of her own kitchen & garden, she created her very first soap from scratch — Chamomile, perfect for sensitive and inflamed skin. This led to experimenting and creating over 30 different soap varieties, a deeper connection to mother earth and nature's kitchen.
2019 - Opened Workshop Apothecary. Transformed an old printing shop turned tire shop into the Apothecary. Original mural, ladders, and oil shelves are currently in use as well as repurposed wood taken from interior walls, are used to hold our tea and herb jars.