About us

Penny Frances is honored to work on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm|Musqueam, Sḵwxwú7mesh|Squamish & səlilwətaɬ |Tsleil-Waututh Nations.

Welcome to the beautiful, botanical world of Penny Frances Apothecary. Our products transport you; the feeling of salty skin with delicate wafts of coconut, fresh flowers, and herbs, enticing a dance between the olfactory and the tangible. Sun on the skin, dancing on the sand, the scent of the ocean, sleeping under the stars on a balmy summer's night, fragrant flowers in the night air, orange blossoms, jasmine, roses, geraniums, lavender, and the aromatic scent of fresh lemons, basil, papaya, and strawberries, warmed by the sunshine. True love. Real magic. Elixirs of the earth.

Our founder's love and appreciation for intrinsic flavours and aromas, began with extensive culinary training, 25 years ago, in Edinburgh, Scotland. This eventually took her all over the world and during these travels she became enraptured and bewitched by the allure of scent and the exotic potency of plants. 

All Penny Frances skincare potions are handmade from our small heritage studio in Vancouver, British Columbia. Each comprises the highest quality organic (where stated), wildcrafted ingredients, meticulously and sustainably sourced from artisan producers in North America and Worldwide.

All Penny Frances formulations are our own, and each product is poured into beautiful, violet glass to ensure freshness and ultra potency.

*The appreciation of the unique protective qualities of violet glass can be traced back to ancient Egyptian culture. In those times, valuable essences, oils, and natural healing products were kept either in gold or in violet glass vessels.

Violet glass is the only glass that offers exceptional protection, assuring that the smell, colour, bioenergy, and the product's botanical properties, remain preserved longer.

Tests have shown that products stored in violet glass keep their distinctive qualities for extended periods, sometimes even for years. The sooner a product is consumed, the better, as it will still benefit from the energetic enhancing properties of beautiful violet glass.

If this is your first time using Penny Frances skincare we recommend that you perform an allergy test before use. This an be done by applying a small amount of product to your forearm and waiting for 24 hours to see if any irritation occurs.