We are Apothecary Kitchen

Creating a kinder, subtly fragranced, essential oil infused hand defence rub. Perfect blends of essential oils care for hands, health, and wellbeing.

Kills 99% of bacteria 

Our hand defence is WHO approved, containing 80% alcohol, kills of 99% of bacteria

Protect on the go

We live in a world a 40 times a day routine. Using our hand defence when out and about can give you protection confidence that smells great too

Say no to sticky hands

Our hand defence range kills 99.9% of bacteria and contains 80% alcohol which is WHO approved

our scents

Citrus blend

A vibrant citrus aroma, uplifting and refreshing with a hint of the soothing and calming properties of English lavender

Woodland blend

An earthy aroma, revitalising and rejuvenating with the balancing properties of rosewood and exotic ylang ylang

Garden blend

A warm and stimulating aroma with the cheerful and reviving properties of geranium and parmarosa

handmade in England

Online store launching in 2021

In the meantime find us stocked online at Art & Soul Hub

our range

30ml aluminium bottles

These lightweight bottles are perfect for carrying around and using on the go. Holding 30ml of our three scents, you’ll be surprised how long they’ll last.

30ml glass bottles

These recycled glass bottles are a much better option than the off the shelf plastic versions. Also holding 30ml 

hand defence collection

Our collection of 3x 30ml hand defence sprays in Citrus, Woodland and Garden blends. Available in both glass and aluminium bottles.

our story

Apothecary Kitchen started as an experimental kitchen past-time and has grown into something much more profound. 

After living and breathing the food world for over 30 years, Malcolm and Dianne began settling into retirement in 2018. Their award-winning deli in Hessle prided itself on creating innovative, delicious, unusual and visually appetising food.

Not wanting to sit on their laurels in early retirement they began experimenting creatively with alternative therapies. Fuelled further when a longstanding health issue couldn’t be shaken off by antibiotics, which they began to feel were no longer working for overall health and well-being. 

Their essential oil experiments began in hand sanitiser (being religious users of this in the food world) and they wanted to create something that was actually desirable to use – not the sticky uninspiring off the shelf gloop already out there.  

And so the range of AK hand defence sprays were launched. The garden, woodland and citrus scents not only leave your hands protected from 99% of bacteria, they are left feeling incredibly soft and smelling delightful. A.K are working in the background on other natural everyday products (launching soon!).

Apothecary Kitchen aims to provide not only luxurious, great smelling products, but with their added wellbeing benefits they aim to make overuse an absolute pleasure. 


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