Santa Cruz, CA
Growing up in rural Northern California, Leyna was perpetually digging in the mud, climbing trees, and imagining living off the land. With this penchant for natural living as kindling, her interest in the medicinal qualities of plants was eventually ignited and she bought every herbal book she could find and was totally engrossed in the simple recipes for liver tonics, healing ointments, and cleansing teas.
Before URB APOTHECARY was born as a brand, the concept came to fruition in the form of Christmas gifts. Leyna gifted friends and family with an herbal infused healing salve and the response these little tins received was the catalyst, ultimately leading to URB APOTHECARY'S conception.
Leyna holds a Bachelor's Degree in Foods and Nutrition and through learning about the science of the human body and food a deep passion developed. A passion for natural living, eating, and using herbs and whole foods instead pharmaceutical drugs to overcome most health issues.