The Great Gift Chronicles: Apothecary Gifts (Homeopathic)

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They don't make toothpaste like this anymore!
They don't make toothpaste like this anymore! | Source

What is an Apothecary?

Back in the 1800s, apothecaries were what we now refer to as pharmacists. Although at the time, they were considered to have a wider range of responsibilities in addition to formulating medicines--they also would perform surgeries and deliver babies! Today, those extra responsibilities are handled by doctors, surgeons and midwives, but what a fascinating piece of history!

Nowadays, most pharmacies only dispense medication and provide some drug dosing and contraindication advice. C.O. Bigelow Chemists are different. Now, the oldest apothecary in America (est. 1838), you can still pick up hand-made prescriptions, get some facial cream, buy a jasmine candle or get some black currant lozenges! 

What makes this gift a must-have for the Great Gift Chronicles? Uniqueness. Many products sold by C.O.Bigelow cannot be found anywhere else. So, why don't you check out some of what they have to offer? Who knows, you may get something for yourself!

Gifts for Men, Women & Baby

CHIDORIYA MAIKO ROSE GERANIUM SOAP Original pure camellia oil based Maiko Soap contains loverly natural floral scent of Rose Geranium which is extremely moisturizing, soothing and mild enough for the most sensitive skins. Mixed in small batches and a
CHIDORIYA MAIKO ROSE GERANIUM SOAP Original pure camellia oil based Maiko Soap contains loverly natural floral scent of Rose Geranium which is extremely moisturizing, soothing and mild enough for the most sensitive skins. Mixed in small batches and a | Source
BABY SILK - GENTLE SCALP RUB EXFOLIATING CLEANSER FOR CRADLE CAP This creamy blend of natural oils, salicylate, marine silk, Vitamins E and B5, aloe and shea butter has been specially formulated for babies and is mild enough to use every day. It will
BABY SILK - GENTLE SCALP RUB EXFOLIATING CLEANSER FOR CRADLE CAP This creamy blend of natural oils, salicylate, marine silk, Vitamins E and B5, aloe and shea butter has been specially formulated for babies and is mild enough to use every day. It will | Source
C.O. BIGELOW LEMON BODY CREAM NO. 005 We combine nourishing Lemon Extracts (super charged with Vitamin C), ultra-moisturizing Shea Butter and replenishing Kukui Nut Oil (rich in essential fatty acids) to create the ultimate body cream.
C.O. BIGELOW LEMON BODY CREAM NO. 005 We combine nourishing Lemon Extracts (super charged with Vitamin C), ultra-moisturizing Shea Butter and replenishing Kukui Nut Oil (rich in essential fatty acids) to create the ultimate body cream. | Source

Famous People Who Have Shopped or Still Shop at C.O. Bigelow's

  • Thomas Edison
  • Eleanor Rooselvelt
  • Susan Sarandon
  • Calvin Klein
  • Elvis Costello
  • John Waters
  • Liv Tyler
  • Jennifer Jason Leigh
  • Christina Ricci

More Great Gifts!

GLONOINUM - MULTIDOSE TUBE For sudden hot flash, sunstroke and headache
GLONOINUM - MULTIDOSE TUBE For sudden hot flash, sunstroke and headache | Source
C.O. BIGELOW COLD AND FLU SOAK HERBAL FORMULA NO.122 Breathe easy with our herbal formula cold and flu soak. This cure-all soothes the discomfort associated with body aches, pains and congested nasal passages.
C.O. BIGELOW COLD AND FLU SOAK HERBAL FORMULA NO.122 Breathe easy with our herbal formula cold and flu soak. This cure-all soothes the discomfort associated with body aches, pains and congested nasal passages. | Source

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stayingalivemoma 5 years ago from Tempe, Arizona Author

Oh, yes! Their lemon body creme is one of their original formularies!! It's still a favorite now.


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Rachelle Williams 5 years ago from Tempe, AZ

Lemon Body Creme sounds divine! Nice Hub.

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