Updated: March 8, 2011 6:22PM
MERZ Best sellers
Of the 13,000 products sold by Merz Apothecary or its website, smallflower.com, these are the most popular:
♦ Dr. Theiss Schwedenbitter (Swedish Bitters) by Naturwaren ($51.50), German concoction of 11 herbs in alcohol base to regulate digestion, support detoxification.
♦ Authentic German Nivea Creme ($15.50), one of 164 German-imported Nivea products.
♦ Lifestinks Extra Strength Cedarwood Deodorant ($15) and Lifestinks Extra Gentle Lavender Deodorant ($27) by Duggan Sisters, toxin-free, talc-free deodorants containing aluminum-free sodium bicarbonate.
♦ Oscillococcinum Cough, Cold & Flu Value Pack by Boiron ($27.95), French homeopathic remedies including cough syrup, cold and flu tablets.
♦ Underberg ($39.95 for 30 portion-sized bottles), German natural digestive of bitters, dating to 1846, for “over-indulgence” of drinking/eating.
♦ Suki Exfoliate Foaming Body Cleanser ($31.95), American vegan product containing organic lemongrass, organic sugar, acai oil, coffee beans.
♦ Duchess Marden Damascena Rose Anti-Wrinkle Serum ($58), American vegan product containing jojoba, hazelnut, flax seed, rose hip seed and rose oils; vitamins E, A and C; shea butter.
♦ Diptyque Feu de Bois (Firewood) Candle and Diptyque Baies (Black Currant and Bulgarian Rose) Candle ($60 each), from France.
♦ Pre de Provence Brazil Nut Soap Bar ($6.50), French triple-milled, vegetable-based soap for sensitive skin.
♦ Chubby CH2 Super Badger Shave Brush by Simpson ($250), English top-of-the-line badger brush.
Sandy Thorn Clark