BigI love C. O. Bigelow Chemists of New York, the “oldest apothecary in America.” I love the fine folks at Bigelow Chemists because they offer an amazing collection of health and beauty products, fragrances and related products – many hard-to-find and imported from exotic places. Best of all, in addition to Bigelow’s brick-and-mortar store at 414 6th Avenue in NYC’s Greenwich Village, they have a great online store.

About New York’s C. O. Bigelow Chemists: “Our landmark apothecary has been providing prescriptions, healing remedies, unique and unusual beauty products and hard to find apothecary items since 1838. C.O. Bigelow was initially founded by Dr. Galen Hunter. Originally called The Village Apothecary Shop, it was bought and renamed by Clarence Otis Bigelow in 1880. Mr. Bigelow worked alongside Dr. Hunter before taking over the shop. Part of our unique legacy has been the passing of ownership from employer to employee. Since 1939, three generations of Ginsberg’s have owned and operated the shop, passing from father to son to grandson. For nearly two centuries C.O. Bigelow has been providing customers with customized service and specialty products that truly make a difference in their lives.”

Bigelow Chemists offers great products like Marvis toothpaste (above right): “Marvis flavors are created by offsetting the aroma of mint, to provide the freshness you need, with innovative notes to offer you a long-lasting pleasurable taste sensation that can be different every day. The Marvis Formula: White, protected teeth, fresh breath all day long, helps prevent tooth decay, tartar and plaque. Intense, lively and unmistakable pleasure: the enticing peppermint flavour takes you to a new dimension of long-lasting freshness.”

big2…and Smith’s Original Famous Multi-purpose Salve:

“An Old Family Standby Since 1895, this world-famous salve has been re-discovered by Hollywood stars and makeup artists. Rosebud Salve is still a favorite to aid in the relief of chapped and dry skin, blemishes, diaper rash, and detergent burns. Rosebud Salve is also a wonderful lip moisturizer and natural looking lip gloss. It moisturizes dry lips, calms and heals irritation, and soothes the sting of minor burns.”

Visit the great Bigelow Chemists online here.