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Products we love: Muscle Remedy Massage Oil

Products we love: Muscle Remedy Massage Oil

This year Pharmaca began formulating our own line of massage oils and lotions. They’re filled with pure essential oils that make massage a warm, aromatherapeutic experience. We especially love our Muscle Remedy Massage Oil because it’s great for soothing tired muscles. A combination of camphor, juniper, rosemary and sweet birch oil make for a...

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Essential Oil of the Month: Rosemary

Essential Oil of the Month: Rosemary

Rosemary is one of those quintessential herbs that add flavor to almost any dish. It’s native to the Mediterranean region, and is a member of the mint family. Maybe that’s why, as an essential oil, it’s known for its ability to revitalize and clarify. What it does Rosemary has been clinically shown to improve...

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Get that garden growing!

Get that garden growing!

Want some pointers on starting your own organic garden? Growing your own food can be one of the most rewarding and environmentally friendly activities we can engage in. Get started now and you’ll have fresh (and local!) veggies on your plate in no time. If you’re new to gardening, check out Whole Living’s Beginner’s...

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New hope for naturally repelling bugs

New hope for naturally repelling bugs

A recent story on NPR profiled a new project being conducted by the CDC to find a natural, non-toxic bug repellant. The good news: Scientists are honing in on a chemical called nootkatone, basically a natural essential oil found in the Alaska yellow cedar trees and citrus fruit like grapefruit. Nootkatone apparently smells citrusy,...

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Spring Cleaning the Natural Way

Spring Cleaning the Natural Way

With toxic chemicals showing up in home cleaning agents, beauty care products and even in our streams and water supply, consider taking a fresh look at spring cleaning this year. Pharmaca offers its customers safe, effective and high quality options, so get started this spring by cleaning out your cabinets. HOME Corrosive chemicals in...

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Essential Oil of the Month: Ginger

Essential Oil of the Month: Ginger

Most of us don’t know much about ginger (aside from its ubiquitous presence, in pickled form, on our sushi plates). That’s why we decided to celebrate its warmth and spiciness as April’s essential oil of the month. Ginger (Zingiber officinale) essential oil is created by steam distilling the extensive root of a perennial herb...

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Pharmaca’s top-rated home cleaning products

Pharmaca’s top-rated home cleaning products

According to an extensive study by the website learnvest.org, some of our favorite eco-friendly cleaning products have earned top honors for effectiveness and safety. The study’s authors used environmental impact ratings from Good Guide, researched ingredient safety, and looked for positive reviews to determine the products’ efficacy. Where do your home cleaning products stand?...

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Reading your product labels

Reading your product labels

We were intrigued by a recent email from the Environmental Working Group about how to read labels on personal care products. Unfortunately they list out all the big offenders to stay away from (parabens, triclosan, fragrance), but don’t tell you what to actually look for when you’re buying those personal care products. At Pharmaca,...

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Essential Oil of the Month: Lavender

Essential Oil of the Month: Lavender

This month, we’re starting a new tradition of examining a new essential oil to discover more about its healing properties. Since March is Sleep & Stress month, we thought it fitting to take a closer look at the benefits of everyone’s favorite relaxing essential oil: Lavender. Pharmaca offers two different strains: French lavender and...

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How safe is your bottled water?

February 16, 2011
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How safe is your bottled water?

A recent post in Treehugger’s Ask Pablo column asked just that. Pablo examined the Environmental Working Group’s 2011 Bottled Water Scorecard, as well as a 2008 report they did on the health of a number of different bottled water brands, and the results were surprising. According to the EWG, the best way to get...

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