July 2017
  What's Happening this month:

July 4th - Closed for the holiday
July 8th - Double Loyalty Points to kick-off Raspberry Festival
July 9th - Mini Health Fair from 1-2:30 pm at the Hopkins Activity Center. 
(We will be there taking Blood pressures - stop by and see us!)
July 15th - Center Drug Customer Appreciation Day.
(Free Rootbeer floats and Raspberry Selfies from 11 am to 1 pm)

Seasonal Spotlight: Treating Sunburn

Without the proper protection of sunscreen or clothing, the skin can burn if it gets too much sun exposure.  It is important to start treatment of a sunburn as soon as you notice it.

1.   The first thing you need to do when you notice a sunburn is to get inside and out of the sun as soon as possible. 
2.  Take frequent cool baths or showers to help relieve the sunburn pain. When you get out of the tub/shower pat your skin dry and immediately apply a moisturizer to help trap the water in your skin and ease dryness.
3.  Use a moisturizer that contains aloe vera or soy to help soothe the sunburned skin.  Avoid products that have "--caine"  in them, such as lanacaine or benzocaine, since these products can irritate a sunburn.
4.  Take aspirin or ibuprofen to help reduce any swelling, redness or discomfort. 
5.  Drink plenty of water to prevent dehydration since a sunburn can draw fluid to the skin's surface and away from the rest of your body. 
6.  If the skin blisters--just let the blisters heal.  Do not pop the blisters as this can increase the risk of infection. 
7.  Protect the sunburned skin as it heals.  Make sure you wear protective clothing when you go outdoors.   
  Customer Appreciation Day, Saturday, July 15
Thank you for "shopping local"  with us and supporting us as a small business in Downtown Hopkins.
FREE Rootbeer floats!
Stop by the store and enjoy a FREE Rootbeer float on Saturday. July 15th from 11 am to 1 pm.
 
Raspberry Selfies !
While enjoying your Rootbeer float, take a picture of yourself in the Center Drug Raspberry Basket!
(Bring your camera or phone and we will assist with the picture taking)
 
  New Product Spotlight
Healing Tree Products provide Natural Healing Solutions

All Healing Tree products are FREE of:  alcohols, dyes, fragrances, parabens, petroleum, phthalates, and waxes.
Healing Tree products do contain:  Aloe Vera, Arnica, Avocado oil, Calendula, Comfrey, Eucalyptus oil, Goldenseal, Indian Mulberry Bark, Jojoba oil, Peppermint oil, Mangosteen, Myrrh, Olive oil, Red Thyme oil, St. Johns Wort, Tea Tree oil and White Thyme oil.

These natural products have moisturizing, antifungal, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, pain relieving,  and healing properties associated with them.  Most of these products contain pharmaceutical grade Tea Tree Oil which means that the oil is 99% pure and contains no other fillers, binders or dyes.
 
Our most popular products are:

  * Anti-Itch First Aid cream--treats minor scrapes/burns, poison oak/ivy, rosacea, cold sores, insect bites

  * Eczema ointment--treats eczema, cradle cap, and other skin conditions that cause red, flaky, dry and itchy skin.

  * Muscle Rub--treats fibromyalgia, sore muscles and tendons.

  * Healing cream--great for diaper rash, minor cuts and burns, and cold sores.

  * Lip Balm

All of these products come in small trial size jars which are a great way to try the products first before purchasing a larger size.  The small trial size jars are great to carry in your purse or backpack for summer travel.

Try these products today. If you haven't tried Tea Tree Oil in the past--you will be surprised at what a wonderful healer it is!!  
    Gift Gab 
July means backyard BBQ's, family get togethers, cabins, and camping.  Do you need something fun for the kids that doesn't require wi-fi or batteries? Come in and check out our huge game and puzzle department. We have award winning games and puzzles the whole family will enjoy. Unplug and let the fun begin!