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“When I founded Naturopathica, I wanted to define well-being as a realistic
approach to living a healthy, rewarding life. That’s why I’ve dedicated the last twenty years
to providing the inspiration, tools and education for achieving well-being.”

Barbara Close, Founder and CEO of Naturopathica, is a wellness innovator, author and educator. A lifelong practitioner of the healing arts, Barbara has a Master’s degree in Therapeutic Herbalism from the Maryland University of Integrative Health and holds credentials in esthetics, advanced massage and aromatherapy. She has been a pioneering product architect for more than 20 years, creating skin care, body products, ingestibles and holistic health treatments that inspire individuals on their path to well-being.

Drawing from travel and apprenticeships with the most respected thought leaders in holistic and traditional healing, Barbara Close founded the Naturopathica East Hampton Healing Arts Center & Spa in 1995. There, Barbara began developing products and rituals that empower well-being, establishing Naturopathica as a trusted resource for 21st century wellness.  Barbara is a recognized leader in the wellness industry and has been featured in The New York Times, Vogue, CNN, and Financial Times.