Make you Fink on Friday

An Apothecary

What is an apothecary?

An apothecary is a place where you could buy remedies, or the ingredients to make your own remedies or household products.

Today Small Footprints sent me a link that got me to thinking. Now we all know that when I think, the pygmies in Africa duck for cover.

The link was about homemade lip balm. Now I know that we can head off to the drugstore and buy the same thing ready made by some pharmaceutical company. But things like this can be made at home easily and cheaply with natural products, and the chances are with less ingredients which lessens the risk of allergic reactions.

But there are so many products like soaps, detergents, cleaners, washing powders, toothpaste, etc. The list could go on and on.

Now making these things at home is a lot ‘greener’ than some smoke belching factory doing the same thing.

Also, waxing politic, I believe the time is near when those with the skills of the old ways will be the ones who survive in this world because the politicians, bankers, etc have made sure that the world is on the path to destruction. It is highly likely that we won’t have drugstores and supermarkets to rush off and buy things. I know that sounds a bit drastic, but I believe this scenario is not that far in the future, and getting closer.

To this end, I have opened an Apothecary, it’s just a click away on the navigation bar at the top of the blog. So far it has only the one entry and link, but others will be added as I come across them.

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3 responses to this post.

  1. What a great idea … your Apothecary promises to be a wonderful resource. I’m really moving towards making things myself. I began because it’s greener, cheaper and I can control the scents, flavors, etc. But a real nice thing happened along the way … I found that I feel better, physically, using these products. For example, I’m somewhat addicted to lip balms. The commercial varieties seemed to require that I apply them often … real often. Then, I was given some homemade lip balm. Wow … the difference was HUGE … I didn’t need to apply it often and when I did, it just felt good. I have found that making my own cleaning “concoctions” is also healthier … I breathe better. So thanks, so much, for opening the Apothecary … I’ll be checking it often! 🙂

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