About Jessica's Apothecary
Owned and operated by Jessica Goniea, we offer the luxury of a day spa paired with the expertise of a botanical skin care specialist. Our customized facials, waxes, skin consultations, and online shop all feature plant-based products that combine ancient herbal knowledge with modern skin care science.
We’re honored to have been voted “Best Skin Care” 8 years in a row and “Best Esthetician 2020” by Current Magazine!
Meet Our Owner
Our owner, Jessica Goniea, developed adult-onset acne in her early twenties and began getting regular facials as a result. Around this time, she felt called to learn more about the plants our ancestors used to soothe skin irritation and aid the body in its natural healing processes.
Jessica began to study aromatherapy, herbalism, and nutrition, where she learned about the powerful effects plants can have on our skin. Encouraged by the results she was seeing with her own acne, Jessica became a licensed esthetician to share her knowledge with others.
Today, Jessica has 20 years of hands-on experience helping clients identify the best natural products and daily routines for their skin type. Jessica’s unique talent lies in her calming presence and intention to create a restorative experience.
Jessica lives in support of loved ones with mental illness and is an advocate for mental health awareness. Through her advocacy work, she learned even more about the mind-body connection between stress and greater well-being, and she realized that aromatherapy could be a powerful support tool. After nearly 20 years of self study, Jessica became a certified aromatherapist in 2019 to infuse her home and practice with subtle scents.
Jessica combines her aromatherapy knowledge with her passion for wellness to curate a peaceful atmosphere where clients find a deep sense of calm. She shares stress-relieving elements throughout all of her services, like warm scented towels and calming music, to help her clients find greater equilibrium and promote a radiant glow from the inside out.
LIFE AT HOME
Jessica Goniea lives on a small permaculture farm outside of Ann Arbor, where she enjoys spending time with her husband, Matthew, and children Simon, Stone, and Julia. By offering events like their U-Pick Chamomile Garden, the family opens their farm to friends and community members who want to get their hands dirty and spend time outdoors together. The farm is also home to goats, a native prairie, an orchard, a pond, and a bountiful garden.
Jessica enjoys growing herbs like calendula and lavender to use in her Stony Creek Aromatics line, which she handcrafts from her farmhouse kitchen. An amateur fiber artist, Jessica can often be found hand-spinning milkweed fibers into yarn, weaving tapestries, and attending local fiber arts fairs.