Martin & Pleasance has a longstanding history, with its origins dating back as far 1855.
Where the story of Martin & Pleasance Began
Where the story of Martin & Pleasance began – founded by Homeopath Mr Kinder in 1855 when he opened his homeopathic pharmacy at 85 Collins Street, Melbourne. Their portfolio consisted Schussler Tissue Salts & Herbal Creams.
M Edward Gould bought the homeopathic pharmacy from Mr Kinder in 1860, renaming the business to ‘Gould & Son’.
Mr R J Martin forms a partnership with ‘Gould & Son’, and soon becomes the sole proprietor of the business when Edward Gould returns to England, retaining the newly established name of ‘Gould & Martin’.
Medically training Charles Pleasance joined forces with Mr Martin in 1878, at which time they renamed the pharmacy Martin & Pleasance. Mr Pleasance was of English heritage and would go on to be the first elected Lord Mayor of Melbourne. Mr Pleasance would go on to be the sole owner of the business in 1886.
Started distributing Original Bach Flower Remedies, joining Martin & Pleasance original brands Schuessler Tissue Salts & Herbal Creams. The owners of Martin & Pleasance dealt directly with Dr Bach himself.
Martin & Pleasance was acquired by the Holyman family, who still to this day retain ownership of this iconic business.
Martin & Pleasance started distributing their products into New Zealand
Harmony, Ki & Zen joined the Martin & Pleasance family of brands with the purchase of Zen Therapeutics, a QLD based developer & manufacturer of multi herb traditional Chinese medicine products.
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