Thriving in the city requires a unique kind of fortitude.

Monk Oil’s nourishing ingredients support both inner and outer well-being.

Monk Oil City Skin Potion

Our original and much loved Monk Oil. Organic Avocado and Apricot Kernel Oils nourish, hydrate and soften all skin types. Essential oils of Cedar and Lavender simultaneously ground, soothe, focus and energize. Organic Rose Otto Essential Oil balances and uplifts, offering a sense of comfort and well-being. Yarrow Environmental Solution Flower Essence by FES protects against toxic environmental influences and other hazards of modern life. This includes the disruptive effects of electromagnetic fields and crowded places. Rose Quartz Crystals harmonize the potion with unconditional love.

Monk Oil City Skin Potion is conjured in New York City on New Moons, Full Moons and other auspicious days.

Monk Oil City Skin Potion #2

We created Monk Oil’s City Skin Potion #2 to be a scent as reassuring as a dear friend to accompany you throughout your day. A love poem to the California coast, it contains a triple rose formula of Rose Essential Oil, California Wild Rose Flower Essence and Rose Quartz Crystal. It is balanced with pure Sage Essential Oil to uplift and purify. Organic Avocado and Apricot Kernel Oils nourish, hydrate and soften all skin types. Together, these ingredients inspire us to embody the grace and resilience of a Rose. California Wild Rose Flower Essence is made by FES Flower Essence Solution and promotes a Love for the Earth and for human life, enthusiasm for doing and serving. Rose Quartz Crystals harmonize the potion with unconditional love.

Monk Oil’s City Skin Potion #2 is conjured at dawn (for new beginnings!) on New Moons, Full Moons and other auspicious days.

New York

The Alchemists Kitchen
21 E 1 St.
New York, NY 10003
(212) 925-1267

Otherwild NY Pop Up
37 Orchard St.
New York, NY 10002

OroboroAvailable Online
326 Wythe Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11249
(718) 388-4884

The Herban Alchemist
137 Grand St. #2
New York, NY 10013
(212) 925-8772

Golden Bridge Yoga
253 Centre St.
btwn Grand and Broome
New York, NY 10013
(212) 343-8191

Help Yourself
168 Java St.
Brooklyn, NY 11222
(718) 596-3010

Off Season
92-12 Rockaway Beach Blvd.
Rockaway Beach, NY 11693


219 Broad St.
Nevada City, CA 95959
(530) 265-4750

Ritual Skin
621 Capitol Mall, Suite 5
Sacramento, CA 95814
(530) 302-5312

Dream Collective
1404 Micheltorena St.
Los Angeles, CA 90026

Otherwild LA
1768 N. Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Odylyne The Ceremeony
571 South Fairfax Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90036

ReForm SchoolAvailable Online
3902 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90029
(323) 906-8660

Pretty Parlor
483 Guerrero St.
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 556-2883

The Perish TrustAvailable Online
728 Divisadero St.
San Francisco, CA 94117

We Are Good Stock
4198 Piedmont Ave.
Oakland, CA 94611
(510) 653-8518

1767 Church St. and
1173 Valencia St.
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 970-9828

Individual Medley
3176 Glendale Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90039
(323) 665-5344

Moon Juice Venice
507 Rose Ave.
Venice, CA 90291
(310) 399-2929

Moon Juice Silverlake
2839 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90026
(213) 908-5407

Dust and Fog
137 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd.
Topanga, CA 90290
(310) 455-2229


Harmony Society
136 West High St.
Carlisle, PA 17013

Moon + Arrow
754 South 4th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(215) 469-1448

6739 Reynolds St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15206

2041 Frankford Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19125


Tenley Dietrich
2251 Oak Street
Jacksonville, FL 32204
(904) 570-9101

8 Limbs Yoga and Boutique
600 Anastasia Blvd.
St Augustine, FL 32080
(904) 806-9388


Hotel Saint Cecilia
112 Academy Drive
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 852-2400

Friends & Neighbors
2614 E. Cesar Chavez St.
Austin, TX 78702

Bella and Chloe
3010 N. Henderson Ave. #110
Dallas, TX 75206


Freda New Orleans (inside Ace Hotel)
600 Carondelet St.
New Orleans, LA 70130


Pretty Parlor
680 Tahoe St.
Reno, NV 89509
(775) 322-3225


Speak Salon
1736 Broadway Blvd.
Kansas City, MO 64108


HauswitchAvailable Online
144 Washington St.
Salem, MA 01970

Rhode Island

Non Chalant Mom
556 Kingstown Rd.
Wakefield, RI 02879


418 East 6th St.
Des Moines, IA 50309
(515) 282-0669


Two Son
918 Main St.
Nashville, TN 37206
(734) 502-8583


373 Roncesvalles Ave.
Toronto, Ontario
M6R 2M8 Canada
(647) 878-1412

45 Powell St.
Vancouver, British Columbia
V6A1E9 Canada


Pamela LoveAvailable Online

The Folksie WayAvailable Online

Kindred BlackAvailable Online

Spell GoodsAvailable Online

We have been best friends since 2000 when we met working at a honey factory in Brooklyn. Monk Oil came about after we went on our annual camping trip in the Pacific Northwest.

As much as we both love living in New York City, we’d both been feeling the strain of urban life and were having reentry problems! We were working full time in Brooklyn and wanted to be present throughout the day not just physically but energetically too. As we all know, nature is life’s best healer and we came away from our camping trip feeling not just intact, but also inspired. We wondered how to create that feeling of calm, inner stability and harmony with the outer world while still in the city. Monk Oil came out of that need. Monk Oil was imagined with a blend of ingredients to support the body, the soul, and the spirit.

We started wearing our Potion around town and the next thing we knew exhausted New Yorkers and friends were asking “what is that amazing smell?” when we walked into a room. While wearing Monk Oil, we felt we had on a magical sheath as we navigated our days. We started selling it in small homemade batches to our friends and decided to make Monk Oil official. We saw that both men and women in the city really needed some comfort and Monk Oil could help them.

We are both striving to keep the magic alive here in the big city, everyday. We hope you enjoy our Potions!
xKatie and Monika