Archeus Artisan Apothecary

Archeus is an artisan skincare and well-being company handcrafting natural and organic products, running fabulous workshops and giving back to the local landscape via plant conservation.

Located in picturesque Poraiti with stunning views up the Ahuriri estuary to the port and city of Napier, the Archeus artisan apothecary is the perfect place to step out of the rat race and immerse yourself in nature and beauty at one of our artisan workshops. The Archeus philosophy is to work in a way that honours traditions of nature wisdom and artisan craftsmanship, but helps us with our busy modern living. Archeus means ‘the vital force in man, nature and the universe’.  Gotta love that. We create natural and organic products for skincare and well-being. We share knowledge via our workshops and we give back to the Hawke’s Bay landscape through our plant conservation activity.

Using ingredients used in our own range, you’ll learn how to make your own natural and organic products for beauty, home and well-being. But Archeus workshops are not just about making things, they are about connecting to nature, tapping into timeless traditions for beauty and well-being. They are fun, they are empowering and they are quite a cool thing to do when you visit the bay. You can even book your own private workshop for a group of friends or colleagues.

Archeus founder Georgina returned to New Zealand to build this unique Hawke’s Bay company out of her love for nature and the land that nurtured her. Her intent to work in this way has been recognised by the Sustainable Business Network who selected her as a finalist for 2015 Sustainability Champion, and the 2015 Pure Beauty Awards in the UK who chose an Archeus product as a finalist for Best New Natural Product released globally.

“This workshop has been magical” – Kerrie
“So much fun and so empowering” – Debbie


Opening Times

The Archeus Apothecary is only open to participants of workshops. It is not open to the general public unless by prior arrangement.

Call Us

P 021 135 2639


96-100 Ballantyne Road, RD2, Poraiti, Napier 4182

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