The Newest Old Thing: Essential Oils

Essential Oils are the newest old thing on the Wellness and Health care Horizon. The volatile liquids, steam distilled from various parts of a variety of plants are considered to be Essential Oils. Chemical, they are lipid soluble, small molecules that can be easily absorbed thru the ski, inhaled or taken orally in some instances….

30 Years and Going Strong

Longevity in business says a lot, especially for a locally owned business in a small town. Rebecca prides herself in the business she and her husband, Phil, bought in 1985. Salem Apothecary has had its ups and downs, but it is known as a permanent fixture on the Salem town square. It is the go-to pharmacy for…

Get the best Medicare plan for your needs

Medicare Part D, every year the plans change and it can be so confusing for everyone. That’s one of the many reasons Rebecca takes the time to talk to seniors about their plans. She can sit down with each person individually and look at plan comparisons to find the one that fits your health needs and…

Control your cholesterol the natural way

Do you know your numbers? You’re never too young to have your cholesterol checked and get your base numbers. Ideally, your total cholesterol should be less than 200. Your LDL, or the bad cholesterol, should be 130 or lower and your HDL, or good cholesterol, should be over 50. It is also important for your…

Help your body fight off cold and flu season naturally

Have you ever wondered why a viral infection takes out three members of a family of five, but the other two members don’t get the virus? Or grandmother is put to bed by a cold that everyone else hardly feels? It all has to do with your own immune system; your natural body defense system. If that defense…

Essential oils get rid of lice

There has been a lot of talk recently about “super lice” or lice that is resistant to over-the-counter remedies. Rebecca is here to tell you, this is nothing new. Lice has been somewhat resistant since the late 1990s. And that’s why she has been compounding her own all-natural cure for lice for years. It’s made…

Health items to include in college care packages

Do you have a student who is preparing to head to college for the first time or heading back after summer break? Have you been shopping to make sure they have everything they need for their dorm or their apartment? Food, bedding, toiletry items, etc.? How about vitamins, medicine and other over-the-counter items they may…

Christmas in July!

Who isn’t ready for Christmas?! Only kidding! But we are giving you a chance to get a little head start on your shopping and decorating ideas. All Christmas and winter items are on sale for 40% off this week only.  Enjoy a fresh chocolate chip cookie and punch while you browse. Come see us and…

When drugs deplete nutrients

Medications can be life saving. But take heed: They can also rob your body of nutrients you need. Nutrient loss can happen in many ways. For example, a medication may: Depress your appetite, which means you may not eat enough to stay nourished. Increase your desire for less healthy foods, such as lots of sugar,…

Help us welcome our new chef!

The Soda Fountain at Salem Apothecary is thrilled to introduce our new chef, Robin Myers! Robin has years of experience as a cook, starting back when she was 10 years old and in 4-H. “4-H definitely started my love of cooking!” she said. “When I got my license, I would do all the menu planning,…

Essential oils can make a difference

Essential oils are everywhere and everyone is talking about them. But, how do you know what oils to use and what each one does? If you are new to the essential oils scene, we are here to help! Salem Apothecary now carries a line of pure grade essential oils. From lavender to lemongrass, there is…

Salem Apothecary’s “Sweet Spot”

One of the areas Salem Apothecary prides itself in is the ability of the pharmacist, Rebecca Marshall, to take time to talk to her patients one-on-one. In fact, this is one of the many reasons Salem Apothecary is head and shoulders above the typical chain store pharmacy. Customer care and attention is number one. When…