Retail Store


Blackwood Apothecary  

It is with a heavy heart that I let you all know that after six incredible years, I must regretfully inform you I have made the difficult decision to close my beloved health food store and apothecary. This has not been an easy choice, as this store is such a huge part of me, it has been my passion and a labor of love.

I want to take a moment to express my deepest gratitude to each and every one of you for your unwavering support throughout this journey. Your patronage, kind words, and trust in our products have meant the world to me. It is because of your continued support that I have been able to serve the community and promote herbal medicine.

Although this chapter is coming to an end, I am excited to share that I will not be disappearing completely. In fact, I have some exciting news to share with you all soon. I will be extending upon my degree by pursuing additional studies in herbal medicine which will allow me to further support and serve the community in new and meaningful ways.

I am committed to keeping you informed and engaged during this transition. I will continue to post here as I did before opening the store. I want to ensure that our connection remains strong, even if my physical store is closing.

As a token of my appreciation, we will be offering storewide sales until our doors officially close at the end of October. This is an opportunity for you to stock up on your favorite products and take advantage of significant discounts. I encourage you to visit us during this time and make the most of these final weeks.

Huge thank you to the amazing Megan and my family. Your support has been the driving force behind my success, and I am forever grateful.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to us. I am here to assist you and ensure a smooth transition during this time.

Thank you, from the bottom of my heart. I am truly blessed to have had the opportunity to serve you all. Sarah 🌻

We are a specialty retail store and naturopathic clinic located at 75B Regent Street New Lambton. We sell a curated range of natural health and homewares items, servicing the local community and the wider Newcastle and Lake Macquarie area. In addition to the bricks and mortar store, our online store features many of our popular products available for both delivery or in store pickup. Blackwood Apothecary is a place for community, holding space, sharing ideas and facilitating workshops. Upon visiting the store, you will be met with friendly, knowledgable staff, eager to assist you.

Walk away feeling heard, truly supported and in touch with the magic of the plant world.


Located at 75b Regent Street New Lambton in a tenancy that has been home to health food stores for 40+ years, Blackwood Apothecary is a popular store for health conscious customers in the local community.

Sarah Hunter founded the store in 2017 while completing a Bachelor of Health Science and working part-time in health food retail, selling her Blackwood Botanicals range of herbal skincare products at local boutique stores and markets. 

In her role as a naturopath, Sarah is passionate about empowering the individual to achieve their wellness goals and combines traditional herbal wisdom and nutritional guidance supported by scientific knowledge to bring about individualised, holistic healing. 

Blackwood Apothecary specialises in plant based remedies, available in a variety of applications such as bespoke liquid herbal formulas (by appointment only),  high quality nutraceutical supplements from Australias top suppliers or in package free from our wide range of organic dried and powdered herbs available in bulk.

In alignment with our values, we support many local makers and/or small businesses and only stock products against animal testing. We value organic farming, sustainability, reconnecting with nature, community, conscious consumerism, social equality, natural health and herbal medicine. To that end, we offer a unique mix of organic dried herbs and teas, vegan, organic, natural health foods and products, vitamins and supplements alongside community minded, environmentally friendly household products, books, arts and crafts, aromatherapy, cosmetics and holistic health goods.

Unlike bigger stores or supermarkets, we hold space to really listen to our customers and ensure time is allowed to consult with our caring, knowledgable staff to achieve the best health outcome.

In the short time it has been operating Blackwood Apothecary has become the best local destination for all natural health needs.

Follow the booking link to lock in a holistic Naturopathic consult with Sarah, custom liquid herbal formulas and practitioner only dispensing of herbal and nutritional products.