HerStory

Malibu Apothecary started as a love for travel, wellness, and evocative fragrance. This passion led founder, Claire Ellis, around the globe; from vacations in the Caribbean, months in the Côte d'Azur, to a solo trip around Asia. With a mantra and belief that no beach should be left unexplored, Claire aimed to capture the spirit of these exotic locales through fragrance. She used her knowledge of scent from perfumery school in Grasse and started hand-pouring candles as a hobby in her SoCal apartment. It was then that Claire discovered the toxicity and unethical standards that exist in today’s candle industry. Ultimately, graduating from wax-coated floors and a lost rent deposit, Malibu Apothecary today is a reflection of a passion for clean, non-toxic living and a thirst for the undiscovered that inspires her travels and creations.