Sharing some Amazon Favorites that make my apothecary business run smoothly or brings joy to the space. From jars to sewing machines, to printers - you've asked and I've delivered. Some stuff I was conned into buying via Tik Tok, but then again who hasn't been? Amazon makes it truly easy to get everything you need to start a home apothecary business. Whether you're in the market for a plant holder, a cozy blanket, or a last-minute gift Amazon has you covered.
Amazon Favorites Top 10 Apothecary Business Edition
1) Porcelain Mortar and Pestle Set $14.99
Every apothecary needs one of these, not only for grinding salt, cinnamon, peppercorn, nuts, fruits and garlic, but it's also great for adding some detail to photos for your business (winning). Comes with a wooden placement for stability, has a bamboo grip, and a bamboo coaster that can also be used as a lid.
2) 16 oz. Mason Jars with Lids and Bands 12-Pack $25.00
I can never get enough mason jars in my business & home. Keeping herbs sealed tightly is a must. Not only do I use them for herbs but also to store sliced fruits, vegetables, pickles, juices, sauces. jams and jellies, salsas, pie fillings etc... you get the drift. These jars are BPA-free and improved sure tight lids help keep canned food sealed now for up to 18-months!
3) Stainless Steel Colander Set $17.99
You'll need separate ware for your apothecary. It's a health hazard to mix your kitchen tools with your concoctions. These colanders are great for straining all the things. Strain, drain, and rinse to your hearts content. Come in a three pack of 5 quart, 4 quart, and 3 quart.
4) Kitchen Scale $9.99
Not having precise measurements in your business can cost you. This bad boy has multi-unit conversions, easily converts between oz / lb'oz / fl'oz / g / mL. Theres also a cool tare function which allows you to subtract the weight of container, and can help you get the accurate reading for your ingredients. Capacity is up to 11 pounds. Secret note: I not only use this for measuring herbs and such, but also sneak a package or two on there for shipping.
5) Double Boiler Melting Pot $21.98
This stainless steel double broiler is the best thing that ever happened to wax. Has insulated handles and comes with a silicone spatula. If you plan on making candles, salves, or balms you absolutely need this. Just be warned, you're going to want two if you want to make chocolate fondu, yum!
6) Ceramic Measuring Cups Set of 4 $13.55
Ok, swoon! I love all things ceramic. They just bring so much more life into my business and make me feel happy when I'm creating, and as we all know - adding love into your business goes a long way. How do these not put a little smile on your face? Hand-stamped and magical, 1/4 cup, 1/2 cup, 1 cup, 1 1/2 cup.
7) Ceramic Measuring Spoons $21.09
Well now, the ceramic measuring cups need friends - (1) tbsp, (½) tbsp, (1) tsp, and (½) tsp. Made of fine porcelain and dishwasher, microwave, freezer, and oven Safe.
8) 2 oz Glass Bottles With Mist Sprayers $9.99 - $20.99
Depending on what you plan to make you'll need to invest in glass bottles with dropper tops, pump tops, spray tops, or top closures. Note that darker bottles are better for preserving certain ingredients so amber, blue, or black. The darker glasses protect from UV rays that might otherwise damage the contents.
9) Summer & Rose Ceramic Flower Vase $18.99
This is more for added spark to my home. As much as I love to work with dried plants, I love some fresh foliage in my home too. 11" by 4".
10) Eco Dot Smart Speaker $49.99
Music is my go to for a proper mood set. A true gamechanger in any home and business, and I'm thinking it’s a pretty ideal. Priced at only $49.99, it’s an economical price to pay for convenient technology. Stream from Amazon Music, Apple Music, Spotify, SiriusXM, and others, plus play music, audiobooks, and podcasts throughout your home with multi-room music.
11) Singer MX232 Sewing Machine $139.99
If you're thinking about picking up a new hobby, might I suggest sewing! This machine is great for beginners and there are a ton of tutorials online. 97 Stitch Applications for any fabric or project, one-step buttonholes, quick and easy threading with a built-in needle threader, and a front loading bobbin.
12) Canon PIXMA TS3321 Wireless Color Inkjet All-in-One Printer
Every business needs a printer, but an inkjet printer is where its at these days. From printing invoices, scanning receipts, or printing out your own labels it's a staple. Wireless and also photo printing friendly.
13) Thermal Shipping Label Printer $175.99
You might be seeing these all over the internet by now if you are starting a business or just trending in general. Saves time on printing shipping labels and taping them, but ain't no shame in that game either. Makes a great upgrade when you feel the time is right.
14) WD 2TB Elements Portable External Hard Drive $57.99
I swear by external hard drives, without it my computer would fry itself from information overload for sure. Technology can be fickle and we just never know, so save all your hard work on and external NOW. No tears here, just smart decisions.
15) Pentalic Sketch Book 8-1/2" X 11" 220 Pages $13.09
Journal, journal, journal. Vital to a business and mental health. I'll be posting about how I set up my journal for optimal productivity in the new year so you guys can follow along. I'm obsessed with journaling and always have been, helps evaluate past, present, and future, along with perspective on projects or problems. Plus you can sketch in it, duh! You'll need this in 2022 I promise!
16) 5-Tier Bookcase $57.57-$199.99
Planning on running a physical store from the comfort of your home? Then storage space it is. These shelves help keep products in place and can make cute displays, great for social media too! A few differences in pricing, personally I rock the white ones since they are slimmer. But, if I had more space the other two are my top picks.
17) Round Wall Mirror 24" Gold $69.99
Bring more light into your space with mirrors. A timeless trick that can add so much character to a room. Easy installation, timeless style, great for pics!
18) Sony Noise Cancelling Headphones Wireless $78.00
I don't know about you guys but, there is no such thing as complete silence in my world. From neighbors, animals, and random street noise, there's zero escape. These headphones have up to 35 hours of battery and quick charging. Noise cancelation automatically senses your environment with dual noise sensor technology. Comes in two colors.
19) 10'' Ring Light with 50'' Extendable Tripod Stand $38.99
Not much of an explanation needed, planning to make content? Then great lighting is a must so you can work your business from day to night without Mr. Sun being unavailable. Pocket-sized Bluetooth remote allows you to take selfies or group photos easily from a distance up to 30 feet. Compatible with most Apple/Android smart phones, no app download necessary.
20) 3-Tier Rolling Metal Utility Cart $36.99
I use this cart for some of my sewing accessories. Things I need to roll around with me. Makes a great organizer shelf (or happy hour). With a capacity of 44 pounds per shelf, this cart provide ample storage space while allowing you to keep your necessities close.