About Clarity Apothecary
The team that makes up Clarity Apothecary is based in Tofino, British Columbia. Every product we make is designed by Claire Bond, drawing on her insight into essential oils: these ingredients form the basis of everything we make. Claire’s experience and training with these oils comes from decades of massage and body work.
Clarity Apothecary initially grew out of the demand of her clients, who were interested in the hand made products being used in that practice. We care a lot about what we do, choosing to create our business in the same way that we create our products: with a commitment to quality, locality and the pursuit of adding authentic value to those we work with. We will only use the highest quality ingredients, source locally whenever possible and avoid unsustainable practices and materials.
About Claire Bond
Claire Bond, owner of Clarity Apothecary and Clarity Integrated Health, has been practicing massage therapy for over 20 years. Trained and state board certified in Hawaii. Claire continued her education working extensively with Hawaiian elders learning Lomi Lomi and integrative forms of massage.
Claire continues mentorship and education with some of the best practitioners all over the world as she continues to develop her own style of treatments. Now, drawing on her extensive past experience and use of oils and products in body work - she creates the range of products available on Clarity Apothecary.
About the Products
We source every single ingredient in each hand crafted product with an incredible amount of love, time and education. Supporting small organizations and businesses is our priority and we are connected with every single person we work with. This connection we develop with our vendors carries a lot of importance in ensuring the highest quality of product is available.
Our products are vegan (except for our 100% pure beeswax candle). They are small batched, cruelty free, gluten free, no preservative, chemicals and are ethically sourced. They absolutely do not contain any artificial oils, additives or colours. Absolutely no preservatives or fillers.
There is no where in the world like Tofino. On the lands of the Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation, this westerly, remote and windswept land hosts a community of people that share a drive to both escape and thrive.
Nature in Tofino cannot be considered separate from the day to day experience of living and working-it is the main character at all times. From dramatic storms to incredible beauty, it is necessary to work with it at all times as it provides a dominant throughline to all aspects of life here.
It is against this backdrop that Clarity Apothecary does its work, probably the most important ingredient in all the things we make: a little bit of wildness mixed with a reverence for nature and all that it can provide.
What is the approximate shelf life of Clarity’s products?
Because our products are fresh with no preservatives or fillers, the recommended shelf life is one year.
What Kind of Essential Oils do you source?
All of our oils are sourced through small wholesalers that Claire works with personally. They are the highest grade from local Vancouver island, all the way to Morocco.
Why are your products made in glass?
Did you know our products are made in glass? When we ship products to you, we use as much recycled material from any of our wholesalers or vendors. We re-use anything that is sent to us from our vendors and wholesalers. When you receive your Clarity box, it should either go into your recycling bin or your wood stove. We believe in lifetime staples, therefore we package each handcrafted product in dark pigmented glass bottles. This not only preserves the life of the product inside, but is also re-usable and less impactful on the planet. We highly encourage you to recycle your bottle by re-using it for another purpose or by recycling it just as you would any other glass bottle.
Do you have a re-use program for your glass Clarity bottles?
Yes, this is offered at Epic Pharmacy in Tofino, where you may drop off your glass bottle so that it can be re-used or re-distributed. We’re hoping for more drop off locations coming soon.
Are Clarity products safe for infants?
We do not recommend using any products containing essential oils on your infant. However, our Just B Collection of unscented products are perfectly safe and beneficial for your little one(s)! The Body Butter is one of the most amazing products for babies and mamas or anyone with dry or sensitive skin. With any products, we recommend testing an area before using it all over.
Are your products good for pain and inflammation?
YES! We use 4 of the most powerful anti-inflammatory oils in the world as our carrier.
That is the base/carrier of any of our oil products and then we add the highest grade of essential oils to help create products that make you and your physical body feel better.