Exploring Pharmaca + $50 Gift Card Giveaway

2013 August 20
by Grace Boyle

I was recently invited to visit and shop at Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy, to learn more about the Pharmaca Experience and also offer a special $50 gift card giveaway to Small Hands, Big Ideas readers!

I’ve been going to Pharmaca since I moved to Boulder (for about five years). It’s always a welcoming experience and I find that they have enough alternative healing and wellness items, alongside the regular staples you might need (for instance, I just purchased hydrogen peroxide there because I was out) to be a healthy balance.

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My parents always had alternative wellness products and homeopathy the house and that’s often the type of doctors we saw were as well (e.g. Ayurveda, etc.). For that reason, and with Pharmaca’s licensed estheticians and practitioners, I always felt comfortable and safe in there, versusone of those big box drug stores.

What I purchase, always ranges, but I love their variety of Dr. Hauschka products, their multi-vitamins, there’s a music section, and I recently also learned of specifically their Gaia Herbs from Pharmaca and an interesting shampoo, Peter Lamas Chinese Herbs Stimulating Shampoo. This is a shampoo (under $20) that helps with weak hair or scalp, through the stimulating herbs and it’s totally natural and doesn’t damage the hair. See the variety?

It always smells nice in there (perhaps lavender or some of their essential oils) and whenever I go in, you’re greeted with a friendly hello and if you have any symptoms someone with quite  bit of knowledge, can help guide you to some herbs, medicine or vitamins that might alleviate whatever you’re experiencing. This is one of the main reasons I go there if I have an ailment or am not feeling well. I appreciate their breadth of knowledge and know I can trust them.

On the flip side, if I do need some sort of prescription, I can call it in and pick it up there as they are a pharmacy. Again, I feel good going there.

Before coming to Colorado, I didn’t know Pharmaca existed but I soon learned they have stores in California, Colorado, New Mexico, Oregon and Washington. It’s a store I’m happy I have locally and with such an important focus on health and wellness, I am glad they do exist.

$50 Gift Card Giveaway to Pharmaca:

Details to enter:

  • You must leave a comment on this blog post, sharing what you would purchase from Pharmaca if you won the gift card.
  • Please leave your email with the comment so I can contact you, if you win.
  • I will announce the winner by September 1st via email. The winner will be chosen by random.

Please note: The $5o gift card can only be used at a Pharmaca store (not through the online store) so please be sure to confirm you have a store near you.

**UPDATE**: Winner has been announced via random number selection. Congratulations Doniree!

Disclaimer: Thanks to Pharmaca for hosting this giveaway and blog post. All opinions, as always, are my own.

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  • Camilla Calhoun

    I would love to purchase some herbal remedies and homeopathic flower essences! These guys are great, always very helpful.

  • Kim K

    We (myself, my husband, and our 2-year-old daughter) are relocating to Colorado soon. I’d love to get our whole family onto all natural & organic personal hygiene and household cleaning products, and stop buying mainstream products with chemicals. It’s nice to know there will be a shop equipped for exactly that. Not sure exactly what I’d buy, but in browsing the website there are plenty of things that qualify to be on my wishlist. :)

  • Contessa S

    I would purchase my favorite multi-vitamin, Oxylent and Garden of Life Raw Vanilla Protein. Love Pharmaca! (My email address is calitrojan03@yahoo.com…hope I win!)

  • sal

    I am a BIG fan of Pharmaca (S.Boulder!)
    I would buy some yummy lotion, Bach remedies, and maybe a Global Girl product. spearline@comcast.net
    Sal

  • Jonathan James Clifford

    I would love to get some essential bath oils for weekend bath time. clifford.jj@gmail.com

  • http://kaizenfashionproject.blogspot.com/ Heather S

    I would buy some vitamins and makeup!
    heatheranne99 at gmail dot com

  • http://doniree.com/ doniree

    LOVE Pharmaca and was introduced to it in Boulder, and then delighted to realize we have ‘em here in Portland, too. I’d buy face + body wash because I’m almost out :)

  • lauren

    I love to get a new supply of tinctures

  • kolpin

    i’d purchase probiotics, like MegaFood MegaFlora Plus and Florastor

    kolpin4680 at gmail dot com

  • boxo

    Ooooh, I’d finally get myself one of those Backjoy Ortho Seats! I slump in my chair all day without realizing it. septgirl968 [at] yahoo [dot] com

  • boxo

    … and a new red hot Zuzu lipstick!

  • Marcia Miller

    New Chapter Sea Buckthorn Force + Acure Organics Radical Wrinkle Complex. Oh Yeah!

  • Joey

    I would probably get me a bunch of burt’s bees products. Love them. Engineergirl@mail.com

  • yestfl

    I’d purchase some vitamins, I am in the marquet for some. yestfl@hotmail.com

  • http://graceboyle.com/ Grace Boyle

    Congrats! Doni you won!