Saint Charles Apothecary – Wholistic Counselling and Healing
A little over a year ago, I first visited SAINT CHARLES pharmacy on Pariser Straße and have been infatuated ever since. Time has come, it seems, to mention Sabine Zeeck's conceptual healing temple once more as SAINT CHARLES continues to grow, even receiving online press coverage from New York!
If you live for something as dedicated as pharmacist Sabine Zeeck, interest in progress and expansion comes naturally. In the past months, the concept has been optimized, the product selection expanded, new cosmetic brands have been added to a range of well-known medications and supplements.
Scented candles and herbal body care products by Swedish brand L:A BRUKET, for example, refined with all natural herbs and spices. Or Swiss vegan luxury brand Ananné, products by Spa Manufaktur, also available at Schloss Elmau's spa, or Prtty Peaushun – a silky body lotion that lends a slight bronzing effect and evens out blemishes.
I took some time to go through Munich's Lichtjuwel manufacture and their 100% natural 'flair sprays' based on essential oils. Each mood gets its own spray and the scents truly are delicate.
However, wholistic consulting and counselling are still the highest priority around here. Four pharmacists now work to provide the best service to each customer, while always starting out by looking for an all-natural alternative as long as the disease pattern allows it. When it comes to common colds, allergies or bowel complaints, even doctors attribute extraordinary competence to SAINT CHARLES.
Products by SAINT CHARLES Vienna have acquired an entire fan base. Anti Flu capsules for common colds and progressed stages of flu, Propolis Spray for sore throats and vitamin C product Ester C are said to be especially effective.
SAINT CHARLES HIDEAWAY, situated in the backyard, has been given a complete makeover, too. Two cosmeticians go through an extensive anamnesis with each customer, followed by a customized recommendation of care products by 'The Organic Pharmacy', only available at Quartier 206 or Hotel de Rome's spa, and Vienna's max and me body oils.
Just as I was about to leave, I passed by a display full of Johan Bülow's Lakrids and was persuaded into trying some. Those beautiful little black-capped tins are not low-priced, but they are most definitely worth every cent. Treat yourself!