Merz to the Rescue

It seems like we have a Walgreens or CVS on every street corner (not including Starbucks) here in Chicago.  The traditional beauty and health goodies are easy enough as 1,2,3 but if you are an adventurer in products, like me, Merz Apothecary carries European brands focused on natural remedies and unique products.  This historic apothecary opened in 1875 catering to immigrants in the Chicagoland area and seriously carry an overwhelming amount of products from soaps, lotions, vitamins, candles and unique health options.

There are 2 locations:

4716 N. Lincoln Avenue Chicago, IL 60625 (Original)

Palmer House Hilton hotel 17 E. Monroe Street Chicago, IL 60603

These cold winters call for some much-needed TLC and calmness in my life.  I LOVE this Lavender Basil soap which relieves skin irritations and becomes super-creamy  to moisturize the skin.  This store is my version of a candy-store and WORTH visiting!  You can also check out their products online!

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