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.
2015 - Closed Leaders Soap & Apothecary
2019 - Opened Workshop Apothecary. Transformed an old printing shop turned tire shop into the Apothecary. Original mural, ladders, and oil shelves are currently reused.
Wood shelving was repurposed from ceiling and used to hold all of our dried herb jars amongst other products.
OUR FUTURE GOALS
it is our mission to create vegan soap loaves, medicinal spirits, and skin care free of chemicals, and completely handmade for you to enjoy.
*SMALL BATCH- hand poured made from scratch
*NO PLASTIC, LESS PAPER- our soaps are twined
*REFILLABLE GLASS BOTTLES- refills are half price