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Changes Afoot!

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Changes Afoot!

In the few years that Boline Apothecary has been a brick-and-mortar location, we have become a Clintonville and Columbus landmark. As Columbus' only herb store that is also an apothecary (we formulate and make herbal products ourselves) that does wholesale as well as retail, there is a lot of work that goes into making things happen. The shop has outgrown its current incarnation as a family-owned business.We are looking to set down roots, expand, and do our current mission better. How can we accomplish all this in a sustainable way that meets our ethos of organic, ethical, pronounceable and effective?...

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An herbal trip to the Bay Area!

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An herbal trip to the Bay Area!

Lily, staff herbalist, and Justin, longtime staffer, are on a "working vacation" to the SF Bay Area (where Lily moved from). While there, she is scouting new product lines, packaging ideas, and networking with other businesses and herbalists. This post is by Lily.No herbal journey to the Bay Area would be complete without going to Chinatown- so we went there first. The herb shop I went to was huge and impressive.This was a mere fraction of the jars. They did not want picture taking, so I was sneaky. There were also tables of bagged items that I ultimately bought quite a...

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New web store means more rewards for ecommerce customers!

New web store means more rewards for ecommerce customers!

We are in the process of switching from Squarespace to Shopify for our website. It's a lot of work, but we are doing it to reward customers who shop with us online for their loyalty and patronage. Soon, we will launch a rewards program for online shoppers, too!

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New Formulations!

New Formulations!

You asked, and we responded!We have reformulated our toothpaste and pit paste based on customer feedback- we welcome you to try it and let us know what you think! Toothpaste changes: We were asked to incorporate Neem into our formula many times. It seems may of you know that Neem is a wonderful Ayurvedic herb that is perfect for toothpaste. Neem has antibacterial properties that stop bacteria from sticking to your teeth and turning into plaque. The antibacterial properties of neem also help prevent and reverse gingivitis, stopping both the blood and pus discharges that occur with severe gingival disease.We also heard you that...

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Why We Are Transitioning to Plant Therapy Essential Oils

Why We Are Transitioning to Plant Therapy Essential Oils

Our most popular and widely read blog posts were about how MLM company oils are equal to or inferior to the oils that we carry (and why we chose to carry Tisserand and Oshadhi oils when we opened).  We made some important points about companies and their plant sourcing, their dedication to safety, and their honesty. When we opened in 2013, we found that Tisserand and Oshadhi oils (they are imported from Europe) met our stringent criteria and not many other companies did.We felt that essential oils were one of the few areas of the store that we had to rely on fossil...

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