from a dream to reality…

The Beginning

Dr Isidor is a name taken from a childhood memory in a small European town. The Apothecary captured the eye and made a lasting impression and a desire to want to help people like the man at the back of the counter. Who knows why such a desire exist at such an early age or why the need to help people was born. From that early childhood memory came these products and a desire to put expertise into use in order to help people…

Who/What is Dr Isidor

Behind DR ISIDOR are two people; Dr. Miroslav Sarac, M.S., Ph.D., D.D. and Kelly Russell, BS,Certified Aromatherapist …They both have a great degree of experience and skills in Apothecary, Perfumery and Aromatherapy…

Dr. Sarac is a Retired university professor of pathophysiology and pharmacology due to severe disability (blindness, deafness and impaired balance), homebound due to disability, but active and making every day different and productive – Despite his disability, he is passionate to share information that will help others hold on to their health and life, appreciate their life and health, not take their life for granted, and age gracefully and wisely everyday in this productive life. He was born and raised in Europe in multicultural environment, specifically Balkan Peninsula where he was exposed to the varieties and multicultural nature.

Dr.Sarac holds a baccalaureate degree in Biology, master and doctoral degree in pathology/ pathophysiology and extended postdoctoral fellowship with over 30 years of intensive laboratory work experience. He carries multiple national and international certifications in healthcare and biomedical sciences as well as certifications in cosmetic rehabilitation therapy.

For almost 30 years he has been a researcher and collector of the traditional and ancient apothecary and perfumery formulas, skin care formulas based on folk lore and ethnology of the Mediterranean region of the southern Europe.

He designed and formulated a potent 100% pure natural preservative for the skin care products with outstanding antimicrobial and antioxidant properties.

Kelly Russell is the second person in the company (DR ISIDOR)… Kelly Russell has over 40 years of experience in the herbal and folk lore, aromatherapy, herbal and natural remedies and their formulations and that same driving desire to help people.  Kelly holds a baccalaureate degree in Agriculture, minors in chemistry and microbiology.

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North GA in the Winter (2015)

 What do we do?

Based on ancient traditional formulas, Dr. Isidor Apothecary and Perfumery specializes in all natural and organic perfume oils, perfumery, facial skin care, hand/body skin care and hair care products. Each formula is handcrafted and made up of artisanal concentrate blends of organic carrier and essential oils, extracts, herbs, fruits, and resins.

Dr. Isidor Apothecary and Perfumery is dedicated to preserve original formulations for decades of research, collection, but slightly modified and accommodated for modern times and skin care needs of people of the 21st century.

Almost all herbs and plants used in our formulation are organically grown near the Appalachian Mountains of Northern Georgia. We never use any herbicides, pesticides, or chemicals.  All other herbs are ordered from organic-certified vendors. Herbs at the Dr. Isidor Apothecary and Perfumery are harvested at proper times in accordance with the lunar and astrological calendar, taking into considerations seasonal variations of the quality of the natural ingredients and all formulas follow the same principle.

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Moma BEAR & two babies (Summer 2016) Taken from our home front steps.

The percentage of trading the products is dedicated to the advocacy for the disabled people and improving their challenged everyday life; improving their health disparity, transportation and so called “independent living”.

Our motto is “Age gracefully and wisely with 100% natural and organic skin care formulas as our ancestors”.

We are making and selling:

All natural and organic perfume oils and eau de parfum; Signature perfume oils and eau de parfum (requires 2-3 weeks to process); Apothecary products, cosmetics and cosmeceuticals.