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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.


In The News! 

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Our No Plastic Bag Rededication

Organic Marketplace was a forerunner in the no plastic revolution. While we encouraged recycling, and accepted your gently used plastic bags, we no longer are.

Please bring a reusable bag or we will provide reuseable bags for $1.99 and reusable custom canvas bags for $5.99.

Thank you for supporting our desire to reduce the plastic pollution in our oceans and shorelines! Read more about the ever looming plastic pollution crisis below.



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


THANK YOU TO EVERYONE THAT MADE OUR 25TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION SO SPECIAL!

Seasonal Allergies and Wellness


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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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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! 

 

 

HERB OF THE MONTH: 

Did You Know?

Capers- Capparis spinosa

• Capers are the flower buds of the flinders rose (or caper bush)
   Capparis spinosa

• This thorny shrub is native to the Mediterranean and hardy to
   USDA zone 9

• Capers thrive in hot dry climates

• Grows as a mounding shrub with a sprawling habit

• The flower buds are hand picked then either pickled, brined or
   packed in salt to preserve

•The bitter flavor is mellowed by pickling, resulting in a salty,
  slightly sweet taste

• Buds that bloom produce a white flower with purple stamens
  which then will form a small fruit called a caperberry.

• Caperberries are also pickled and are often served on
   antipasto platters or used as a garnish for martinis

•The smaller the caper, the better the quality, flavor and
  commercial value, and are also called nonpareilles or surfines;
  larger ones are known as capucines or communes

• Often used as a garnish with tomato sauces, meat, fish, salads,
  soups as well as pizza and antipasto

• Nutritionally, capers contain phytonutrients, antioxidants and the
  vitamins A, K, niacin, iron and riboflavin; low in calories (23 per 100
  grams) but high in salt due to the pickling or brining process

• Historical use dates back to ancient Greeks and Romans as a
  carminative, analgesic, an expectorant, a diuretic and
  vasoconstrictor.

• It was believed Biblical times, that the caperberry acted as an
  aphrodisiac

 

Recipe courtesy of Katherine K. Schlosser, HSA North Carolina Unit The Essential Guide to Growing and Cooking With Herbs


Shared from Herb Society of America

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Fresh Tuna Salad Pita

  • 8-ounce tuna fillet, cooked and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons light yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon minced onion
  • 1 teaspoon capers
  • 2 teaspoons toasted pine nuts, chopped
  • ¼cup chopped cucumber
  • 2 tablespoons minced celery
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh dill
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh lemon thyme
  • 4 whole grain pitas

Blend all ingredients together. Serve on a warmed whole-grain pita with green-leaf lettuce and thinly sliced tomatoes.


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.

 


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