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New at OMP!

We strive to bring you the freshest, most innovative products for your wellness needs! 

Healthy

 We have a vast selection of nutritional supplements, bulk foods, home goods, and beauty products. If you have dietary restrictions, we have what you need with a wide variety of non-GMO, gluten free, wheat free, low sodium, and low sugar foods. Your health needs reigns supreme at OMP.

Local

With all of the love we get from our community, it is only right to return that love. We try to carry as many local products as we can find. You will find local produce, cheeses, soaps, and many speciality items at OMP. Come and get local with your home team.

social

They say, if you want to lead a long and healthy life, you have to celebrate both yourself and others. We embrace the importance of being social and would love to talk to you at our various events, in our A+ restaurant, or when you drop in to shop. Come into OMP and chat us up -- we love to talk.

Organic Marketplace supplies its customers with highest quality products and services for healthy lifestyles.


Get Ready to Celebrate our 25th Anniversary with us!
Follow the Official Event for updates here: 25th Year Journey

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  Anniversary Celebration Gold Sponsor, May 18 & 19:  Garden of Life  Website:     G    arden of Life

Anniversary Celebration Gold Sponsor, May 18 & 19: Garden of Life

Website: Garden of Life

  Anniversary Celebration Gold Sponsor : Buried Treasure   Website:    B     uried Treasure

Anniversary Celebration Gold Sponsor: Buried Treasure 

Website: Buried Treasure

  Anniversary Celebration Gold Sponsor:  Ancient Nutrition  Website:   Ancient Nutrition

Anniversary Celebration Gold Sponsor: Ancient Nutrition
Website: Ancient Nutrition

  Anniversary Celebration Gold Sponsor : Crystal Star  Website:   Crystal Star

Anniversary Celebration Gold Sponsor: Crystal Star

Website: Crystal Star

  Anniversary Celebration Gold Sponsor : NEWCHAPTER   Website:   NEWCHAPTER

Anniversary Celebration Gold Sponsor: NEWCHAPTER

Website: NEWCHAPTER

  Anniversary Celebration Gold Sponsor, May 18 & 19:  : ACURE  Website:   ACURE

Anniversary Celebration Gold Sponsor, May 18 & 19: : ACURE

Website: ACURE

  Anniversary Celebration Gold Sponsor:   Essential Formulas Dr. Ohhira's  Website:   Dr. Ohhira's Probiotics

Anniversary Celebration Gold Sponsor:  Essential Formulas Dr. Ohhira's

Website: Dr. Ohhira's Probiotics

  Anniversary Celebration Gold Sponsor: NUTRIGOLD   Website:   NUTRIGOLD

Anniversary Celebration Gold Sponsor: NUTRIGOLD

Website: NUTRIGOLD

  Anniversary Celebration Gold Sponsor : Terry Naturally Europharma   Website:   Terry Naturally Europharma

Anniversary Celebration Gold Sponsor: Terry Naturally Europharma

Website: Terry Naturally Europharma

  Anniversary Celebration Gold Sponsor : Natural Factors  Website:   Natural Factors

Anniversary Celebration Gold Sponsor: Natural Factors

Website: Natural Factors

  Anniversary Celebration Gold Sponsor:   Nordic Naturals   Website:  Nordic Naturals

Anniversary Celebration Gold Sponsor:  Nordic Naturals

Website: Nordic Naturals

  Anniversary Celebration Gold Sponsor:  REG'ACTIV  Website:   REG'ACTIVE

Anniversary Celebration Gold Sponsor: REG'ACTIV

Website: REG'ACTIVE

  Anniversary Celebration Gold Sponsor : Vital Planet  Website:   Vital Planet

Anniversary Celebration Gold Sponsor: Vital Planet

Website: Vital Planet

  Anniversary Celebration Gold Sponsor : Jarrow Formulas  Website:     J  arrow Formulas

Anniversary Celebration Gold Sponsor: Jarrow Formulas

Website: Jarrow Formulas

A HUGE thank you to our Anniversary Gold Sponsors! Peruse their featured products here and prepare to stock up during our two-day celebration, Friday and Saturday, May 18 & 19th!

In The News! 

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FREE complimentary reuseable bag with any $50.00 purchase
while supplies last!  One FREE per customer with any purchase
May 18-19. 

We have renewed our plastic free pledge by going completely plastic bag free! In addition, we're going to help you 'Pledge to Reuse' too! 

During our Anniversary Celebration, ANY purchase earns you a FREE reuseable bag! We'll also be selling them in the future for $1.99!  

Did you know? 

  • A Whopping 91% of Plastic Isn't Recycled
  • 15% to 40% of littered or dumped plastic enters the ocean each year.
  • 8 million metric tons of plastic end up in our global oceans yearly
  • Supra, land-based debris accounts for up to 80 percent of the world’s marine pollution
  • Marine litter is now 60 to 80 percent plastic, reaching 95 percent in some areas
  • According to the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, plastic debris kills an estimated 100,000  marine mammals annually, as well as millions of birds and  fishes

         READ MORE FACTS HERE: PLASTIC POLLUTION


What a fun time we had at our Earth Day 2018 Celebration! 
Don't miss our two-day Anniversary Bash May 18-19!

Seasonal Allergies and Wellness


 

SPECIAL OFFERS! 

Happy Anniversary to us means mega savings for you
during our two-day celebration May 18 - 19! 


Happy Mother's Day from Organic Marketplace!

 Alaffia - Up to 25%  Gabriel Cosmetics - 20%  MyChelle - 20%  trilogy - 20% + Free gift  Veriditas - 20%  We all know how important quality, organic skin care and essential oils are to mom! Why not treat her with some of the best, award winning products in the industry? These a few customer favorites and top sellers assured to make mom happy! And, with these savings, guarantee you have a bit of extra cash to treat mom to a special outing, whether dinner or a day at the spa!

Alaffia - Up to 25%

Gabriel Cosmetics - 20%

MyChelle - 20%

trilogy - 20% + Free gift

Veriditas - 20%

We all know how important quality, organic skin care and essential oils are to mom! Why not treat her with some of the best, award winning products in the industry? These a few customer favorites and top sellers assured to make mom happy! And, with these savings, guarantee you have a bit of extra cash to treat mom to a special outing, whether dinner or a day at the spa!


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Garden of Life


Let's start the new year out right with the #1 Product in the Natural Foods Industry, Garden of Life! From vitamins to probiotics to protein powder/bars, Garden's Non GMO and USDA Organic is a beautiful way to live healthy!

While supplies last any purchase of Garden's Dr. Formulated Probiotics or Protein Powders will earn you a FREE jar of coconut oil! Yes; we said FREE! But only while supplies last!

 

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FREE Yoga Mat! 

We're so excited that we're giving you an early jump on a December Promo! Buy ANY two Himalaya supplements, and you'll receive a FREE Yoga Mat while supplies last!* 

 

* Excludes Toothpaste and Party Smart 

 
 
 

Free Sunshine in a Jar while supplies last! 

While supplies last, buy ANY Natural Factors supplement and receive a FREE bottle of Vitamin D3! Do you understand how important Vitamin D is to your body? Vitamin D is made naturally in the skin from exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet rays, and is a nutrient that helps in the development and maintenance of bones and teeth. It also helps your body absorb calcium and phosphorus, and helps your muscles, nerves and immune system work properly.


HOME MADE ELDERBERRY SYRUP 

How many people would love to make their own Elderberry Sryup with the freshest, most local ingredients available?! We have EVERYTHING you need to make your own Elderberry Syrup! Even theMason Jar! Stop by today!

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Elderberry Syrup Recipe

Pour water into medium saucepan and add elderberries, 
ginger, cinnamon and cloves (do not add honey!)

Bring to a boil and then cover and reduce to a simmer for about
45 minutes to an hour until the liquid has reduced by almost half.

Remove from heat and let cool enough to be handled. 
Mash the berries carefully using a spoon or other flat utensil.

Pour through a strainer into a glass jar or bowl. Discard elderberries
and let the liquid cool to lukewarm. add 1 cup of honey and stir well.

When honey is well mixed into the elderberry mixture, pour the syrup
into a quart sized mason jar or 16 ounce glass bottle of some kind.

Standard dose is ½ tsp to 1 tsp for kids and ½ Tbsp to 1 Tbsp for adults.
If the flu does strike, take the normal dose every 2-3 hours instead of
once a day until symptoms disappear.


 

Discounts

Ways to save daily, weekly, and monthly at OMP

 
 
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military discount

All veterans and active members ( including reserves ) of any US military branch are eligible to save 10% off their entire purchase of non-discounted items throughout the marketplace EVERY day of the year!*
 

Stop by on Veteran's or Memorial Day and enjoy an extra 5% off your purchase! That's a savings of 15%! 

It's our way of saying 'Thank You for our rights to enjoy the freedoms your service provides!' 

 

* Military ID required if not wearing a uniform 


Senior tuesday

Each Tuesday everyone 55+ is eligible for 10% off their complete purchase of non-discounted items throughout the marketplace! 

It's our way of saying 'Thank you for your patronage!' 

 68% of all monies from purchases made at a small business remain in the local community. 

68% of all monies from purchases made at a small business remain in the local community. 


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create your own sale day 20% coupon code

Each month our Loyalty Rewards members receive a Constant Contact email code that enables them to save 20% off their entire purchase of non-discounted items throughout the marketplace! Best part?! You get to choose which day to save!* 

 

 

* Create Your Own Sale Day Code is for our Constant Contact readers only. Store associates are not permitted to divulge the code to shopers! 

 

 

MAY HERB OF THE MONTH: 

Did You Know?

Marjoram Origanum majorana

• Also known as sweet marjoram, is milder and sweeter than oregano which is in the same family

• Often listed and confused with oregano because they are closely related

• Is one of over 200 genera in the Lamiaceae (mint) family

• Is one of the few members of the Origanum family that is used in the perfume industry to scent soaps, lotions and colognes

• The fragrance can be described as floral and woodsy, reminiscent of nutmeg and cardamom, while oregano is more pungent and spicy

• The mild, sweet flavor compliments many vegetables and is used in a variety of sweet and savory dishes

• Is a tender perennial, hardy to Zone 9; The cross O. majorana x O. vulgare is referred to as hardy marjoram and if often confused with both marjoram and oregano

• Historically, along with other members of the family, used to treat colds, coughs, gastrointestinal problems and a variety of other conditions

• Is rich in polyphenols which are natural antioxidants

• Has anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties

• Symbolizes happiness in the Victorian language of flowers as well as to the Greeks

• Wreathes and garlands of marjoram were worn in ancient Greek weddings as this herb was a favorite of Aphrodite

• Used as an air freshener, a charm against black magic, and planted on graves to ensure the happiness of the departed in the Middle Ages

• Marjoram, in addition to agastache, borage and certain types of lavender, are among the flowers most attractive to bees according to a study published in Functional Ecology, the journal of the British Ecological Society in 2013

Recipe courtesy of Eleanor Davis, HSA Western Pennsylvania Unit The Herb Society of America’s Essential Guide to Growing and Cooking with Herbs

Shared from Herb Society of America

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Cauliflower Vichyssoise

¼ cup olive oil 2 leeks, chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
8 large potatoes, peeled and diced
2 heads cauliflower, cut into small pieces
3 ½ quarts vegetable stock
2 large tomatoes, seeded and chopped
4 bunches scallions, minced
¼ cup fresh marjoram leaves, chopped
¼ cup chopped fresh chives for garnish

Heat oil in a heavy stockpot over medium-high heat. Sauté leeks and garlic for 3 minutes. Add potatoes, cauliflower, and stock. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer for 10 minutes. Add tomato, scallions and marjoram. Cook for another 5 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly. Transfer to a blender and puree until smooth. Return to stockpot and heat through. Garnish with chopped chives. Eleanor Davis, HSA Western Pennsylvania Unit The Herb Society of America’s Essential Guide to Growing and Cooking with Herbs


ESSENTIAL OILS & PETS 

As pet owners, we often worry about how the products we use in our homes impact the health and well-being of our pets. Essential oils are natural but we may be worried that the wrong essential oil can trigger a negative reaction in our pets. However, aromatherapy can be just as beneficial to our companion animals as it is for ourselves. So if you are worried about using essential oils around your pets or are curious about the benefits of essential oils for your pets, here is a simple guide that can help answer your questions.

Be Careful With These Essential Oils

Every pet is different and may have different reactions to different essential oils. However, there are some essential oils that you may want to be careful using around your pets. If you have cats, you also need to be wary about certain oils. Cats are particularly sensitive to essential oils that contain polyphenolic compounds because they interfere with their liver detoxification processes. So if you have cats use extra caution around essentials oils like cinnamon, tea tree, thyme, birch, wintergreen, clove, and oregano.

There are also certain essential oils that should not be used for or around dogs including anise, clove, garlic, horseradish, juniper, thyme, wintergreen, and yarrow. These essential oils can trigger a range of issues from allergies and skin sensitivities to interference in their natural body processes.

If you use any of these essential oils for your own health, make sure you also exercise caution around your pets. If you use a diffuser, keep them out of the room during the treatment period. If you wear these essential oils on pulse points throughout the day, be careful when petting your companion animals.

 

Essential Oils That Are Great For Pets

Though there are some essential oils that can cause your pets problems, there are plenty of essential oils that can be used to help them. The best part is all of these essential oils have great benefits for you as well.  Here are some essential oils you can safely use around and for your pets:

  • Cedarwood: Helps repel pests and promote healthy skin and coat
  • Chamomile: Promotes relaxation and sleep and also support healthy digestion
  • Lavender: Relieves anxiety from separation or during long trips
  • Myrrh: Can help fight allergies and promote health skin and coat
  • Clary Sage: Calms nervousness and excitability
  • Geranium: Great for repelling pests and as a treatment for ear infections
  • Peppermint: Soothes the pain from arthritis and hip dysplasia and repels pests
  • Carrot Seed: Supports healthy skin as a topical treatment for dryness
  • Ginger: Relieves pain from arthritis and hip dysplasia and supports healthy digestion
  • Helichrysum: Used topically can help with pain relief and skin issues
  • Marjoram: Repels pests and helps treat skin infections and irritations

These are just some of the great essential oils that can be used. If you are interested in learning more, you can always talk to a holistic veterinarian for suggestions for specific ailments.

Safe Use Of Essential Oils

Whether you decide to use aromatherapy for your companion animal or just yourself, it’s important you exercise the safe use of essential oils. Pets have a stronger sense of smell than humans and smaller bodies, so the biggest mistake pet owners make is using too much essential oil.  One of the best ways to avoid this mistake is by using a high quality aromatherapy diffuser that you can control the amount of oil emitted. A high quality aromatherapy diffuser, like the beautiful hand carved diffusers from Organic Aromas can diffuse the perfect amount of essential oil into the air so neither you nor your pets are overwhelmed.

Consult Your Veterinarian

1. When it comes to animals and essential oils, we always recommend that pet owners consult with their veterinarian to get advice on the proper way to use them, particularly based on the individual pet’s species, age, size and health history.

2. Research does show essential oils can be safe for dogs and cats and even very effective, but only when diluted heavily and/or used in the appropriate way, time, place and on a specific subject in the correct amount.

3. Using undiluted essential oil on animals is always a mistake. Unless diluted correctly, it’s not recommended for cats, and while it might be effective for dogs, never apply it directly to the animal.

 
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Essential Oils That Are Great For Pets

Though there are some essential oils that can cause your pets problems, there are plenty of essential oils that can be used to help them. The best part is all of these essential oils have great benefits for you as well.  Here are some essential oils you can safely use around and for your pets:

  • Cedarwood: Helps repel pests and promote healthy skin and coat
  • Chamomile: Promotes relaxation and sleep and also support healthy digestion
  • Lavender: Relieves anxiety from separation or during long trips
  • Myrrh: Can help fight allergies and promote health skin and coat
  • Clary Sage: Calms nervousness and excitability
  • Geranium: Great for repelling pests and as a treatment for ear infections
  • Peppermint: Soothes the pain from arthritis and hip dysplasia and repels pests
  • Carrot Seed: Supports healthy skin as a topical treatment for dryness
  • Ginger: Relieves pain from arthritis and hip dysplasia and supports healthy digestion
  • Helichrysum: Used topically can help with pain relief and skin issues
  • Marjoram: Repels pests and helps treat skin infections and irritations

These are just some of the great essential oils that can be used. If you are interested in learning more, you can always talk to a holistic veterinarian for suggestions for specific ailments.

Use High Quality Essential Oils

Another important aspect of using safe essential oils around pets is to use only high-quality therapeutic grade essential oils. Other, lesser-quality essential oils are made with additives or are stretched with carrier oils that may trigger pet sensitivities. They also may be a blend of oils that include other botanicals or absolutes that resemble the smell of the botanical but potentially contain solvents that could be unhealthy for you or your pets. So make sure that you do your due diligence and get the best quality oils like our selection of organic, therapeutic grade essential oils at Organic Aromas.

Many people worry about the impact of essential oils on their pets. However, as long as you use the correct essential oils and avoid any of the oils that may trigger issues for your pets, they are perfectly safe. Also make sure that you are exercising best practices when introducing essential oils into your home by using a quality diffuser and only therapeutic grade oils in a safe and prudent manner. Finally, go slow and monitor your pets to see how they react. Since every pet is different, an essential oil that can benefit one might trigger a different response in another.

 


May 2018 Specials 

Save up to 40% off these following brands thru Tuesday, june 5, 2018

 

     Come take advantage of our amazing monthly specials thru Tuesday, June 5, 2018   Alaffia * Aloe Life * Amazing Herbs * Barleans * Bluebonnet * Candida Freedom * CV Sciences * Country Life * Crystal Star * Europharma * Gaia * Garden of Life * Gabriel  * Cosmetics * Genexa * Herb Pharm * Himalaya * Host Defense * Jarrow * Life Extension * Mg12 * MyChelle * Natren * Nordic * Nutraceutical * Nutrigold * Oxylent * Pure Essence * Quality of Life * Trilogy * Veriditas      

 

Come take advantage of our amazing monthly specials thru Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Alaffia * Aloe Life * Amazing Herbs * Barleans * Bluebonnet * Candida Freedom * CV Sciences * Country Life * Crystal Star * Europharma * Gaia * Garden of Life * Gabriel  * Cosmetics * Genexa * Herb Pharm * Himalaya * Host Defense * Jarrow * Life Extension * Mg12 * MyChelle * Natren * Nordic * Nutraceutical * Nutrigold * Oxylent * Pure Essence * Quality of Life * Trilogy * Veriditas

 

 

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