Natural Ingredients for Living Well

Alembique Apothecary, located in west Berkeley, California, is your trusted source for natural products and ingredients we need to live wisely and well. Our mission is to promote the products, crafts and tools that help us live healthy, natural and sustainable lives on this fragile planet.

We purvey predominantly non-GMO, organic, local, wild-crafted/wild-harvested, food-grade and petrochemical-free products whenever possible, including natural botanical, herbal and mineral ingredients that help us maintain the health and beauty of our skin, hair and body. We specialize in organic teas, extracts, tinctures, bitters and oils to help make magic in your kitchen and bar.

We also feature handcrafted natural perfumes and culinary scents created by talented artisans across various disciplines. All of Alembique’s products and natural ingredients are selected with care to rank highly in health, safety and environmental impact ratings on reliable databases including The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, EWG Skin Deep Cosmetics, CIR, and Paula’s Choice. Bottomline, we strive to offer what we ourselves would want as ingredients and products for ourselves, our loved ones and the planet. 

Alembique Apothecary offers:

  • An Organic Health Store | The store, housed in a historic 1870s building in West Berkeley, features hundreds of organic raw ingredients, herbs and high-quality petrochemical-free products for your body, kitchen and home.
  • Refill Station | BYOB & Refill your natural personal and household products to save money and the planet from oceans of toxic and plastic waste.
  • Organic Blending Bar  | Blend from our menu or your own selection of organic ingredients and create your own custom freshly-made all natural body care and delicious seasonings using wonderful, beloved recipes.
  • Community Workshops | Attend workshops on the science and craft of using natural ingredients for our the health and pleasure. Learn to make your own organic personal products with zero petrochemicals using fabulous ingredients, recipes and formulations.

Alembique Apothecary  |  901 Hearst Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94710 | Phone (510) 255-0901  |  info AT

  7 comments for “Natural Ingredients for Living Well

  1. bnalembique
    September 3, 2014 at 11:32 pm

    Hi! And thanks for your question. We are currently open Wed-Sat 11 AM-6:30 PM and Sun 11-5 PM…we plan to extend our hours in the coming weeks.

    The hours are now posted at the apothecary and on

    You can always email us at info at alembique dot com or call 510 255 0901 if you have questions.



  2. Anonymous
    September 3, 2014 at 5:41 am

    what are hours open to the public?

  3. Kimberly Bernita Ross
    August 27, 2014 at 9:48 pm

    Hi this message is for B! Thank you again for making that special tea with the rose hip and licorice, it definitely gives me some pep and energy. I am in Michigan about to make a cup now! Look forward to getting the full recipe. Take Care!

  4. Robi
    July 27, 2014 at 12:11 am

    Happy to see your doors open as I drove by today. What hrs are you open?

  5. Piet Bess
    July 8, 2014 at 5:22 pm

    Howdy, neighbour. You should have something about your open house on this website.
    -Piet across the street.

  6. June 4, 2014 at 7:05 pm

    Hi — Tracey from Berkeleyside here. We’d love to include a mention of you in our regular Shop Talk column where we cover new businesses opening in Berkeley. When are you opening? Can you give me a call on 510-229 7270 to give me info on your store? Thanks. Tracey

  7. June 3, 2014 at 2:11 am

    Dear Friends at Alembique,
    I am a counselor, nurse, and hypnotherapist in West Berkeley and have a number of clients who are seeking natural remedies for insomnia and anxiety. Do you carry such products in your store? My office is near you and I would like to refer my clients to visit your store if you do carry herbal or natural sleep aids and remedies for anxiety.
    Kathy Labriola

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