The Earth Berry Apothecary Story
Hello. My name is Elena Bozzi Ardagna, founder of Earth Berry Apothecary.
I grew up exploring the forests and lakes of beautiful Michigan. The leafy trees and murky waters held wonders and treasures that strengthen and shape a young imagination. I made potions of leaves and cottonwood seeds, and read books in the apple tree. I was never far from a pile of books, always greeting the bronze bear statue in front of the local library like an old friend.
I’ve dabbled in various endeavors over the years. Barista. Book seller. Various greenhouses, flower farms, landscaping, and freelance gardening. Middle school teacher of science, english, creative writing, mindfulness, STEM, and several more. Herbalist. Writer. And a grab bag of other curiosities. I've collected many hats over the years. They've all proven useful in starting a successful small business.
In truth, I started my company to share the self care products I made and used while pregnant and as a new mom. I wanted the comfort of scented candles, but knew that conventional candles had questionable ingredients. I wanted everything safe for my family, without wonky chemicals. And I wanted each item to carry a smile and some wonder, to celebrate nature, stories, and the imagination. Earth Berry Apothecary grew from there, and continues to blossom.
Thanks for joining the journey. I hope you find some new favorites. And have a lovely day.