Meet the Makers

The Old Op Apothecary Shop is proud to work with a carefully selected group of talented local makers. We’d like to introduce the creative minds behind some of our shop’s most popular products.

A selection of jewellery, including bonesaw earrings, apothecary bottle necklaces, skull and heart earrings, and bottle earrings,  placed in front of blue, green and amber glass bottles

Beth K. Crane Jewellery

Local artist Beth K. Crane is a writer, artist and designer based in London, working in a wide variety of materials. She makes custom laser-cut jewellery and other merchandise for museums. She also writes and acts in We Fix Space Junk, an award-winning British audio drama podcast.

Beth has created a beautiful bespoke range of jewellery, with each unique piece inspired by an artefact in the museum's collection.

Mildred the Apothecary recommends Beth K. Crane’s jewellery as a gift for those interested in the history of medicine or as a remedy for anyone suffering from Unadorned Body Parts.

Three Medicine Makers jigsaw boxes; boxes of Women, Scientists and London History Heroes; and some of the History Heroes Women cards spread out on the table

History Heroes

History Heroes create award winning, high design products that are educational and entertaining for all ages. They are passionate about having fun, playing games with others and learning along the way, telling stories about who has helped to make and shape our world.  

Their products are made in the UK with packaging that is 100% recyclable and from sustainable card.

Mildred the Apothecary recommends the History Heroes Card Games and Medicine Makers Jigsaw Puzzle as a remedy for Restlessness.

Organ marmalade, Seasonal Bogies, Toasted Bone Chunks, Brain Food, Cubed Earwax, Olde Fashioned Brain Jam, Guts & Garlic Chutney, and blood sweets

Hoxton Street Monster Supplies

We’re proud our garret ghosts are working with the gremlins & ghouls of Hoxton Street Monster Supplies, who are notoriously good at recycling, and make great use of any visitors left in the Museum after dark.

Plus, due to an inconvenient curse, all of their profits go to the Ministry of Stories, a creative writing and mentoring charity for young humans. Based in east London.

Mildred the Apothecary recommends Hoxton Street Monster Supplies for skeletons and other beings who seek to replenish an Undernourished Soul.

Green and white patterned tote bag and tea towel; herbal tea infusions and greetings cards

Jekka's Herb Farm

Established in 1984, Jekka’s is a UK based family run business that champions sustainable, environmentally friendly and organic approaches resulting in a remarkable biodiversity and over 400 varieties at the herb farm.

They also offer a variety of experiences, classes, and a fabulously informative website where you can browse their Jekkapedia to learn anything and everything there is to know about herbs.

Mildred the Apothecary recommends our Jekka's products as part of our Home Remedies.

Bottles of pillow potion, beard oil and facial oil, and a jar of Achilles Charm salve, next to dried roses

Salix Moon Apothecary

Herbal self care beauty products made purely with plant magic! Handcrafted in the UK by a moon witch and wizard.

All Salix Moon Apothecary products are handmade in small batches and contain potent plant extracts, soothing herbs, high quality and sustainably sourced cold pressed oils and essential oils.

Potions are all-natural, cruelty-free and free from parabens, sulphates and unnatural preservatives.

Mildred the Apothecary recommends our Salix Moon Apothecary products to alleviate all manner of Fraught Nerves.

Three terracotta tealights, with candles tins of Bay & Rosemary, Thyme & Mint, and Lavender

St. Eval

A UK based Certified B Corporation, St. Eval creates unique candles, home fragrances and body care products inspired by nature, with people and planet at their heart. 

Sustainably manufacturing for over 28 years, they blend both traditional and contemporary methods, perfecting the art and science of candle making with grounded beliefs in using business as a force for good in the world.

Mildred the Apothecary recommends our range of Victorian Herb scented candles to alleviate all manner of Fraught Nerves.