A Year in Review – Navigating Highs, Lows, and Glows of 2023!

A cartoon depiction of the founder, Natacha walking through an enchanting forest towards the moon with the title Maison Apothecare's Journey in 2023

As we approach the end of another year, I find myself reflecting on the incredible journey we've had at Maison Apothecare in 2023. This year has been a tapestry of highs, lows, and glows, and I am eager to share these moments with you, our cherished community.

Closing the Beloved Niagara Store: A Bittersweet Farewell and New Beginnings

This year began with a decision that weighed heavily on my heart – the closure of our beloved Niagara store. It marked the end of a cherished chapter, a space filled with memories and connection. In a previous blog post, I delved into the emotions surrounding this decision, expressing gratitude for the moments shared and the self-care needed during the transition. Read more about the store closure here.

Closing the Niagara store was both a challenging and liberating experience. It allowed Maison Apothecare to embrace change and open a new chapter that transcended physical boundaries.

Holistic Self-Care Workshops: Nurturing Mind, Body, and Spirit

Maison Apothecare took a bold step in our pursuit of holistic well-being by introducing our first-ever holistic self-care workshops. These sessions weren't just about our products; they celebrated the intricate connection between mind, body, and spirit.

Our workshops featured practices like breathwork, meditation, and self-massage, seamlessly integrated with Maison Apothecare products. It was a beautiful exploration of the importance of conscious product choices in enhancing our overall well-being. The positive response from our community reinforced our commitment to providing products that resonate with mindful living.

A Fresh Start: Moving the Maison Apothecare Showroom

Change was a constant theme for Maison Apothecare this year as we moved our showroom right next door. This transition brought in vibrant new energy, infusing our space with a fresh and invigorating atmosphere. The new showroom reflects Maison's commitment to growth, creativity, and creating an immersive experience for our customers.

New Product Launches: Elevating Your Self-Care Rituals

This year, Maison Apothecare proudly unveiled a range of new products, each meticulously crafted with love and intention. Our Lemon Aide in Amber Glass Packaging and the Peppermint Bliss Foot and Leg Exfoliator offer a mere glimpse into the exciting additions to our product line. Launching in 2023, our Rose & Sage Hand Cream, Healing Oil Night Edition, Radiant Bronze Lip and Cheek Tint, and the Maison Apothecare Signature Candles embody my passion for infusing a touch of elegance into our lives.

My unwavering dedication and love for formulation inspired these launches, aiming to provide you with products that not only elevate your self-care rituals but also contribute to your overall well-being. With a commitment to conscious products, you can feel good about purchasing, Maison Apothecare continues to be a beacon for those seeking intentional and mindful choices in their self-care routines.

Navigating Economic Challenges: The Power of Buying Local

While we celebrate our successes, we cannot ignore the challenges faced by communities nationwide due to the economic recession. This period has underscored the importance of buying locally to boost regional economies. Maison Apothecare remains committed to supporting local communities, and we encourage you to join us in making conscious choices that positively impact our shared future.

Welcoming Willow: A Furry Addition to the Maison Family

As we reflect on the remarkable journey of 2023, an exciting addition to the Maison family adds another layer of warmth to our story. I am thrilled to announce the wonderful arrival of Willow, a beautiful rescue dog, to the Maison Apothecare family.

Maison Apothecare's philosophy has always been rooted in the belief that we can leave the world a better place, and rescuing Willow embodies the impact we can make through compassion and love. Her presence brings joy to our team and aligns seamlessly with our commitment to making mindful and positive choices in every aspect of our lives.


As we wrap up this transformative year, I want to express my heartfelt gratitude to each member of the Maison Apothecare community. Your support has been the driving force behind our journey, and we are excited about the future's possibilities.

Here's to the highs, the lows, and the radiant glow that has shaped Maison Apothecare in 2023. We are excited to take you along for the beautiful ride to a deeper connection to ourselves, the community and the planet in 2024!

With gratitude,


Founder, Maison Apothecare