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“Natural” vs. “Organic” vs. “Homeopathic” Health and Beauty Products

“Natural” vs. “Organic” vs. “Homeopathic” Health and Beauty Products

You will often see the words “natural” and “organic” used on a variety of health and beauty products, and some people believe these words are interchangeable. Here’s how they’re different.   Let’s first explain what “homeopathic” means when it comes to medicine or products. Simply put, homeopathic remedies come from natural substances such as...

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ZuZu Luxe: Creating a simple summer look

ZuZu Luxe: Creating a simple summer look

Our friends at ZuZu Luxe love to offer tips for creating unique looks using their makeup. And we love that their cosmetics blend soothing, all-natural ingredients such as spring water, herbs, vitamins and exotic essential oils with sophisticated, fresh colors. Here’s a few simple steps to creating the perfect summer look for daytime: Start...

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Natural treatments for canker sores and cold sores

Canker sores are painful, open sores in the mouth that are white or yellow and surrounded by a bright red area. The exact cause of canker sores is not known, but stress and tissue injuries have been known to lead to the development of these often-embarrassing sores. A niacin deficiency may also contribute to...

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Essential Oil of the Month: Tea Tree

Essential Oil of the Month: Tea Tree

Tea tree oil can be found in almost everything these days. It’s taken from the leaves of Melaleuca alternifolia, native to the northeast coast of Australia, and has long been used by Australian aborigines for its healing properties. What it does Tea tree’s antibacterial and antiviral properties make it a healing tool for everything...

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Make your own bug spray

Make your own bug spray

While we love Pharmaca’s all-natural bug repellents (check out Badger’s Anti-Bug Balm or Quantum’s Buzz Away), we also like the idea of making our own insect repellent with a few of our favorite essential oils. According to an article in Whole Living, “Essential oils that have pungent, spicy, or woodsy odors repel insects by...

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High praise for mineral sunscreen

High praise for mineral sunscreen

The question just seems to keep coming up–how do I choose which sunscreen is right for me? Are there mineral sunscreens that won’t turn my skin white? In a recent article in Boulder’s Daily Camera newspaper, Camille Capone, an esthetician at our North Boulder store, helped suss out what’s best. “Mineral sunscreens actually create...

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Upcoming webinar with Dr. Bruce Price

Upcoming webinar with Dr. Bruce Price

Interested in what you can be doing preventively to keep your brain and memory going strong as you age? Pharmaca is proud to be hosting a free webinar with Dr. Bruce Price of our Integrative Health Advisory Board. Boost Your Brain: How to maintain good memory and cognitive function as you age Wednesday, July...

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Do you know Jurlique? Indulge now…and take 20% off!

Do you know Jurlique? Indulge now…and take 20% off!

Jurlique has been perfecting plant-based skin care for more than 25 years. Based in Australia, Jurlique has always placed an emphasis on connecting with the earth and hand-crafting specialized formulas from nature’s most perfect ingredients. From biodynamically farmed herbs and flowers—grown on their own 153-acre farm—to Australian superfruits, nothing but the best ingredients go...

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Which Sleep Supplement is Right For Me?

Which Sleep Supplement is Right For Me?

Losing sleep isn’t something to casually ignore–too little sleep can cause all kinds of health issues, from poor work performance to inability to lose weight to some chronic diseases. If you’re confused about which ingredients do what, here’s some information about common elements in our most popular sleep formulas. 5-Hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP): In the body...

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Prenatal vitamins shown to reduce the risk of autism

Prenatal vitamins shown to reduce the risk of autism

A new study in the journal Epidemiology showed that mothers who took prenatal vitamins in the three months prior to conception had a significantly reduced risk of having children with autism or related autism spectrum disorders. The research, out of UC – Davis, suggests that taking high-quality, folate-rich prenatals before getting pregnant may help...

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