On Thursday, May 24, at 4 p.m. a ribbon cutting celebration was held for Opal Rose Artisanal Wellness Company in downtown Boyertown.
Opal Rose Artisanal Wellness Company is owned and operated by Rachael Martinez and Cassie Rhoadarmer, who have been co-workers and best friends for five years. Both women have always been interested in a more natural and homeopathic lifestyle and dreamed of starting a business together. When they were blessed with the opportunity to purchase a small homeopathic store from Pennsburg, they jumped at the chance to make their dream a reality.
While looking for a new location for their storefront, Cassie and Rachael focused their search on the Boyertown area due to the strong community mindset and support for local business. Rachael and Cassie are currently teaming up with the Building A Better Boyertown (BBB) team and are so grateful for all the support and encouragement provided by the staff. They plan to immerse themselves and the business into providing solutions for the already-present culture of likeminded, natural and holistic people in Boyertown.
The past five months have been full of milestones for Opal Rose. These include the store’s first “do-it-yourself” workshops, essential oil training classes, and the Grand Opening open house celebration on May 26. Opal Rose was also chosen from a pool of several hundred businesses in Berks County to participate in the Best Kept Secrets Tour in the month of June, an honor for which the owners are supremely grateful.
Since January when Opal Rose Artisanal Wellness first opened its doors, Rachael and Cassie have worked to create a one-of-a-kind shopping experience in their store. In addition to the vitamins, supplements, vegan, gluten-free and wholesome food options, Cassie and Rachael focus on supporting local artisans from Boyertown and surrounding areas to fill their store with handmade treasures.
Upon entering the storefront at 31 East Philadelphia Avenue, customers are greeted by a large assortment of handmade crystal jewelry, herb-based skin care and healing salves, natural bath and body care, local art and more. Opal Rose is open to the public Tuesday-Friday from 10 am-5 pm, and Sunday from 12 pm-5 pm.
Hosted by Building a Better Boyertown and the TriCounty Area Chamber of Commerce, the ribbon cutting event is part of the organizations’ strategy in supporting local business.