Plants are gifts from Mother Nature & nothing heals like her wilderness. Soothing life’s everyday ailments & battling chronic illness with plants as weaponry is proof of her prowess. Our line is descendent from heritage- grown from our family’s apothecary first established in 1850 Amsterdam. The holistic approach of the founding apothecary remains at the heart of our line today.
Functional Plant Medicine for vitality, sleep & healing. Inside & out pairings to treat your body with oneness. Herbal Tinctures, Aromatherapy Mists & Plant Salves to engage the body’s many systems in harmony.
Our heritage calls us to create, and together we answer.
Cleban & Daughters is one chapter in a story of healing. As children, sisters Liana & Roxane spent their summers living in bliss above their Opa’s apothecary. These foundational moments became the driving force behind their heartswork.
Liana grew to become the eternal student & Mother Nature her greatest teacher. With a B.A. in Health Sciences & Masters in Business she discovered her lifeforce in Herbalism. As Chief Formulator she artfully crafts plant-powered remedies with an East meets West style befitting to her lineage.
Inspired by the meaning the apothecary held to its devoted customers, Roxane dreamt of being in the community of a shop just like her Opas’. After years of working in operations & retail, she is doing just that.
Cleban was founded by Michel Cleban in 1850 Amsterdam as a “drogisterij,” loosely translated as “apothecary.” A century later our grandfather was given a job as a clerk, the shopkeeper being a distant relative of his. Twenty years later he took ownership, working alongside his son for years before passing the apothecary onto him.
We remember it as a place of community & healing, where you would find plant based elixirs & salves, vitamins & supplements, and be treated to a salty dropje (Dutch licorice) on your way out.
Ten years after the founding apothecary in Amsterdam closed its doors, Cleban & Daughters launched in the Golden State of California. In a commitment to sustainability, every step in our manufacturing process is California based. Abundant agriculture here provides access to high quality ingredients. We are blessed with a masterful community of resources- herbalists, practitioners & manufacturers who help bring our creations to life.