Freedom Apothecary was founded by Morrisa Jenkins and Bonkosi Horn in Philadelphia as a place for women to empower women. The duo stocks women-owned brands like Alder New York that bring a holistic view to beauty and wellness. We had a quick chat with co-founder, Bonkosi, about her number one skincare tip and how the team has adapted to life during a pandemic.
What inspired you to create Freedom Apothecary?
Freedom Apothecary is the vision and brainchild of our partnership — Morrisa Jenkins (co-founder) wanted a space for black women to heal and uncover themselves, implementing access to clean and natural wellness and I, Bonkosi Horn (co-founder) wanted to be able to bring people together, cultivate a strong and dynamic community of women through representation, accessibility and disruption in a pretty whitewashed industry as a result of our country’s history.
What is your number one piece of skincare advice?
Drink all of the water and sleep all of the hours. Less is always more.
How can customers shop with you right now (during Covid-19)? Are you still offering treatment services, pickup, etc?
With the way the world has turned, we pivoted what we were creating online — people have access to all of our female-founded, clean product lines in our webshop where we offer curbside pick-up and standard shipping and you can book virtual skin consultations with our holistic esthetician, Allyson who can support in building the right regain and practices unique to you. We typically offer in-shop treatments, but unfortunately, we have no idea when we’ll be able to return to these special sessions with Allyson.