It was a tough choice but our Boiron judges finally selected Cindy Kleh of Grand Lake, Colo. as the top photo in our “Where Will You Take Oscillo?” Photo Contest. While Cindy is making plans for her trip to Paris, here’s your chance to pick your favorite among our weekly winners! The owner of the photo that receives the most votes will receive a Boiron prize pack valued at more than $150. We’ll also give away cough, cold and flu gift packs ($30 value) to 10 random fans who participate in the voting. Click here to vote, but hurry! Voting ends next Sunday, April 27 at 11:59 p.m. ET. You may enter only once per day.
It’s finally starting to feel like spring, so let’s celebrate with a party! Join PTPA Media for their Spring 2014 Award Winners’ Tweet Chat tomorrow afternoon, and enjoy the opportunity to chat with the latest PTPA winners, including Arnicare Gel. Plus, we’re offering three lucky participants the chance to win one tube of Arnicare Gel and one $1 off coupon. Use the hashtag #ptpaparty to join in the conversation, and make sure to RSVP to be eligible to win some great prizes.
If you’re an expectant, new or seasoned parent living in the Brooklyn area, head over to St. Francis College in Brooklyn Heights on Sunday for the Brooklyn Baby & Family Expo. Sponsored by A Child Grows in Brooklyn, “the home for Brooklyn parents,” the expo will feature a variety of top products and services for maternity, babies and children (up to age eight), along with several lectures and seminars, including “Essential Gear for the First 2 Years,” “Brooklyn Resource Guide for Parents,” “Greening Your Home,” and “Choosing the Right School.” Attendees will receive gift bags with over $100 in samples, coupons and gifts from the event’s sponsors and exhibitors. And don’t forget to enter the expo raffle for a chance to win strollers, car seats, carriers, high chairs, scooters, school supplies, toys, and much more!
For the second year in a row, Boiron is an exhibitor at the expo, and Deborah and Heather from our public relations team will be on hand to meet with attendees and share samples and information about our most popular products, including Oscillococcinum for flu-like symptoms, Arnicare Gel for muscle pain, and Camilia teething medicine. Follow our Facebook and Twitter pages for for event updates and photos.
When: Sunday, April 6, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Where: St. Francis College, 180 Remsen Street, Brooklyn Heights, NY 11201
How: Tickets range from $15 to $130. Click here to buy yours now!
Heading to the event? Make sure to stop by the Boiron booth and say hi to our PR team. We would love to meet you!
With over 70,000 parents, PTPA Media has North America’s largest volunteer parent testing community. These independent parent volunteers evaluate products in their own homes to ensure that PTPA winners are chosen based on merit and consumer experience—not on commercial considerations. As a result, the PTPA Seal has quickly gained recognition as an international leader in certifying consumer products for quality, effectiveness and value.
“At PTPA Media, we are proud to play a role in certifying innovative products that families can trust,” says Sharon Vinderine, CEO and founder of PTPA Media Inc. “When consumers search for our Seal of Approval on product packaging and websites, they are essentially searching for validation from their peers. Their peers will have objectively tested and approved these products based on their performance in a real life environment. That type of resource for families is priceless.”
Click here to see the complete list of the latest 2014 winners and here to enter the week-long Congrats-A-Thon contest on Facebook for your chance to win a free tube of Arnicare Gel and other goodies from PTPA!
Arnicare Cream and Calendula Cream will be easier to find now that select CVS stores nationwide are carrying both products. If you don’t see Arnicare Cream in the pain section or Calendula Cream in the first aid section, be sure to ask for them at the pharmacy.
Arnicare Cream helps to relieve muscle pain, stiffness and bruises. Its soothing effect makes it a great choice for massaging sore muscles. Calendula Cream helps promote the healing of cuts, scrapes, chafing, minor burns and sunburn. Both topicals are paraben-free and are must-haves for your springtime first aid kits.
For more information on Arnicare and Calendula, visit BoironUSA.com, like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter. And don’t forget—we’d love to hear how Arnicare or Calendula has helped you or a family member feel better! Share your story in the comments below or on our Facebook page.
Calling all Delaware residents! Head to Cape Henlopen High School tomorrow for the 19th Annual Holistic Health Fair, hosted by the Delmarva Community Wellnet Foundation. The health fair offers “a free day of education and outreach through workshops, speakers, demonstrations and exhibits to educate the public on holistic health, renewable resources, clean energy, the environment, local food, local artists, and wellness topics.” Speakers include Heather Lawrence and David Lawson with “Live Comfortably and Efficiently,” Dr. Susan Silberstein, Ph.D. with “Fight Cancer with Your Fork,” and keynote Dr. Nancy Gahles, DC, CCH, with “Navigating Health Care Reform through the Power of Self Care.” Linda from the Boiron team will be on hand to meet with attendees and share information about some of our most popular products, including Oscillococcinum flu medicine and Arnicare pain-relieving gel. For more information on the fair, click here.
What: 19th Annual Holistic Health Fair
When: Saturday, March 29 – 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Where: Cape Henlopen High School, 1250 Kings Hwy, Lewes, DE 19958
How: Admission is free. A canned food donation is welcome.
Hey California! A new Sprouts Farmers Market opens today at 829 W. Foothill Blvd. in Upland. To celebrate opening day, the store’s first 200 shoppers will receive 20% off their entire purchase, and every 15th shopper will receive a Sprouts coupon booklet at checkout. Plus, everyone will get one free reusable bag with their purchase.
Searching for Boiron medicines in the new store? Keep your medicine cabinet stocked with grand opening discounts on Oscillo 6 Dose, Coldcalm Tablets, and Chestal cough syrup 4.2 fl oz, as well as a $2 off coupon for Sabadil allergy medicine available through Facebook.
A cross between a natural foods store, a farmers market and a conventional supermarket, Sprouts offers an easy-to-shop, affordable steppingstone to better eating. Originating in Chandler, Ariz., Sprouts now has 167 stores in eight states, from Texas to California. For more information and to find a Sprouts in your area, click here.
The Trans-Americas Journey team is ready to share their sixth and final clue and photo for our Arnicare Everywhere Photo Contest! Enter now for your last chance to win an Arnicare Everywhere It Hurts Gift Pack, including Arnicare Gel and Cream, Arnicare Tablets, Arnica montana 30C oral pellets, and an official Arnicare t-shirt and luggage tag.
Week #6 Clue & Question: This amazing feat of gardening is located in the municipal cemetery in a town in northern Ecuador. Started in 1936, the green, growing sculptures, which have been called “the most elaborate topiary in the new world,” now cover more than three acres. Intricate designs include elegant archways, enormous animals, playful faces and more all clipped out of massive hedges. What is the name of the town where this topiary can be seen?
Click here to complete the contest entry form and submit your answer to this week’s photo challenge by 5 p.m. ET on Monday, March 31. Not a Facebook user? Use this link instead. Weekly winners will be notified by e-mail for verification and announced on our Arnicare Facebook page. Good luck!
Boiron is once again helping the Los Angeles Dodgers kick off their season by stocking the team up with a supply of homeopathic medicines to keep them healthy over the next six months. Players, coaches and executives will receive gift bags from Boiron’s Alissa and Raphaele at the LA Dodgers Luxury Lounge this Thursday at Dodgers Stadium. These gift bags will be packed with our most popular medicines, including Oscillococcinum, Arnicare Gel, Calendula Cream and Optique 1, to help relieve cold and flu-like symptoms, inevitable muscle pain and irritated skin, and other ailments they may face in the upcoming season.
At last year’s Luxury Lounge, players including outfielders Matt Kemp and Andre Ethier and pitcher Zack Greinke, as well as manager Don Mattingly and batting coach Mark McGwire received Boiron gift bags.
The Dodgers take on the San Diego Padres in an Opening Day match-up next Tuesday, April 1 at 3:40 p.m. PST at PETCO Park. The Dodgers’ home opener is scheduled for Friday, April 4 against the San Francisco Giants at 1:10 p.m. PST. With offices in both Simi Valley, Calif. and Newtown Square, Pa., the interoffice rivalry here at Boiron between Dodgers and Phillies fans is pretty intense during baseball season. Our team members in Simi Valley are the most excited about helping the Dodgers get ready for the upcoming season. This year, our teams will face off in Los Angeles on April 21-24 and in Philadelphia on May 23-25.
The Trans-Americas Journey team is ready to share their fifth clue and photo for our Arnicare Everywhere Photo Contest! Enter now for your chance to win an Arnicare Everywhere It Hurts Gift Pack, including Arnicare Gel and Cream, Arnicare Tablets, Arnica montana 30C oral pellets, and an official Arnicare t-shirt and luggage tag.
Week #5 Clue & Question: This canyon system in Northeastern Colombia was formed more than 46 million years ago and covers 108,000 acres and is more than 6,500 feet deep at its deepest point. It is the largest canyon in Colombia and a national park was formed over part of the canyon system. In 2009, the national park inaugurated a spectacular four-mile long aerial tram, one of the longest systems of this kind in the world, which connects three stations while traveling across this canyon from rim to rim. What is the name of this canyon?
Click here to complete the contest entry form and submit your answer to this week’s photo challenge by 5 p.m. ET on Monday, March 24. Not a Facebook user? Use this link instead. Weekly winners will be notified by e-mail for verification and announced on our Arnicare Facebook page. Good luck!
Celebrated everywhere whether you are Irish or not, St. Patrick’s Day is one of the busiest days of the year for most bars and restaurants. If you’re heading out to your favorite Irish pub tonight to enjoy traditional food, drinks and Celtic music, be prepared to relieve that inevitable upset stomach or heartburn tomorrow morning with these Boiron medicines. Acidil temporarily relieves heartburn, acid indigestion and upset stomach, while Gasalia temporarily relieves bloating, pressure and pain associated with gas. Both are available in quick-dissolving tablets. If you experience nausea and an upset stomach from overindulgence in food and drink, as well as hangover symptoms, try Nux vomica pellets. Nux also works well when you feel a bit drowsy after a heavy meal, or if you tend to eat too much spicy or rich food.
How will you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day? Share your favorite spots or traditions with us, as well as your own healthy recovery tips. And here are some fun facts about traditional parades held across the U.S.:
- New York City hosts the largest St. Patrick’s Day parade in the world.
- Scranton, Pa. holds the third largest St. Patrick’s Day parade in the U.S. This parade has been held annually since 1862.
- Chicago dyes the Chicago River green every year, and has done so since 1962.
- Buffalo, NY holds TWO parades – the “Old Neighborhood Parade,” and the older and larger “Buffalo St. Patrick’s Day Parade.”
- Seattle’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade was recognized by CNN as one of the “Five Places to Get Your Green On” in America in 2009.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day from all of us here at Boiron!
Calling all new and expectant parents in the Los Angeles area! Head over to Guerin Pavilion on Tuesday night for the “Biggest Baby Shower Ever,” hosted by Big City Moms. The expo will feature a wide variety of top products and services in the baby industry, along with several seminars from some of the most highly-regarded figures in the pregnancy and parenting worlds, including “Mommy Greenest” Rachel Sarnoff; Ali Landry, co-founder of favored.by; Liza Huber from Sage Spoonfuls; Drs. Scott Cohen and Jennifer Trachtenberg; and many more. Plus, make time to visit the stroller test drive track, get a massage, and enjoy a sweet treat and one of Big City Moms’ signature mocktails.
Boiron is proud to be a two-year sponsor of this event, and Deborah and Patti from our public relations team will be on hand to meet with attendees and share information about our Camilia teething medicine. Look for conference updates and photos from the event on Twitter via @DeborahBoironPR or @CamiliaUSA.
When: Tuesday, March 18 – 6:00 – 9:30 p.m.
Where: Guerin Pavilion at The Skirball, 2701 North Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90049
How: A standard entry pass is $75. (All ticket holders receive a gift bag and a Baby Shower Bingo Card.) Click here to buy your tickets now!
Heading to the event? Make sure to stop by our Camilia booth and say “hello” to our team. We would love to meet you!
The Trans-Americas Journey team is ready to share their fourth clue and photo for our Arnicare Everywhere Photo Contest! Enter now for your chance to win an Arnicare Everywhere It Hurts Gift Pack, including Arnicare Gel and Cream, Arnicare Tablets, Arnica montana 30C oral pellets, and an official Arnicare t-shirt and luggage tag.
Week #4 Clue & Question: This abandoned salt mine north of Bogota, Colombia includes hundreds of feet of tunnels, three levels of niches, and even a huge dome all carved out of solid salt descending up to 600 feet underground. Built on the site of an old salt miner’s shrine, the massive underground system can now accommodate more than 8,000 visitors at a time. Originally opened in 1954, it was reopened in 1995 after nearly 300 million dollars-worth of reconstruction. What is the name of this underground attraction?
Click here to complete the contest entry form and submit your answer to this week’s photo challenge by 5 p.m. ET on Monday, March 17. Not a Facebook user? Use this link instead. Weekly winners will be notified by e-mail for verification and announced on our Arnicare Facebook page. Good luck!
It’s time to stop procrastinating and enter your photo in our “Where Will You Take Oscillo?” Photo Contest! There are only three weeks left in this exiting #oscillo2paris contest, and you could win a five-day, four-night trip for two to Paris! Photo submissions must display somewhere you would like to go or take your Oscillo with you, with an optional creative caption. All photos will be judged on aesthetics and originality. No purchase is necessary to enter, and every participant is allowed to submit one original photo each week. The contest runs through March 30, 2014. For official contest rules and how to enter the contest, visit Oscillo.com/travel or Oscillo’s Facebook page. Good luck!
Natural Products Expo West, the world’s largest natural, organic and healthy products trade show kicks off Friday! With so many consumers now interested in health and sustainability, Expo West, held March 7-9 in Anaheim, Calif., is a forum for over 60,000 industry professionals to share ideas and introduce new products that are healthy and environmentally sound. A major exhibitor at Expo West for many years, Boiron is looking forward to interacting with our colleagues, supporters and retailers to find ways to improve our business to better serve you! You can find us in the middle of all the action at Booth 1314.
The Trans-Americas Journey team is ready to share their third clue and photo for our Arnicare Everywhere Photo Contest! Enter now for your chance to win an Arnicare Everywhere It Hurts Gift Pack, including Arnicare Gel and Cream, Arnicare Tablets, Arnica montana 30C oral pellets, and an official Arnicare t-shirt and luggage tag.
Week #3 Clue & Question: It’s carnival season again, which brings massive celebrations over the five days leading up to Lent (this year, Lent starts on March 5). The annual parties and parades in places like Trinidad and Tobago, Veracruz, Mexico, New Orleans (where it’s called Mardi Gras) and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil may be the most famous, but the largest carnival celebration in Central America holds its own with millions of dollars spent on outrageous floats, mountains of fireworks, and not one, but two, elaborately-costumed carnival queens who engage in a lively “uptown” vs. “downtown” rivalry complete with name-calling and entourages of fans. Where does this Central American carnival celebration take place?
Click here to complete the contest entry form and submit your answer to this week’s photo challenge by 5 p.m. ET on Monday, March 10. Not a Facebook user? Use this link instead. Weekly winners will be notified by e-mail for verification and announced on our Arnicare Facebook page. Good luck!
Spring is on its way and so is the dreaded allergy season! And not to mention the inevitable aches and pains that come with being newly active after a long winter break. Be prepared to fight these symptoms and more by joining us for this week’s Holistic Moms Network Twitter Party. We’ll explore how homeopathic medicines can help relieve upper respiratory symptoms from allergies without causing drowsiness, as well as the insect stings and eye irritations that are commonplace this time of year. We’ll also take a look at essential medicines that should be in your family’s natural first aid kit. Our medical expert is Christophe Merville, D. Pharm., director of education and pharmacy development at Boiron, world leader in homeopathic medicines. Dr. Merville and the Boiron team will show you how easily homeopathy can be successfully and safely integrated into a healthier lifestyle for your family.
Time: 9 p.m. ET (NEW TIME!)
According to the American Heart Association (AHA), 30 minutes of moderate activity per day is proven to improve both mental and physical health. So to celebrate February as the 50th anniversary of American Hearth Month, here are some tips from the AHA for increasing your physical activity at home, at work, and at play:
At Home—It’s convenient, comfortable and safe to work out at home, and it allows your children to see you being active, which sets a good example.
- Go out for a short walk before breakfast, after dinner or both! Start with 5-10 minutes and work up to 30 minutes.
- Stand up while talking on the telephone.
- Park farther away at the shopping mall and walk the extra distance. Wear your walking shoes and sneak in an extra lap or two around the mall.
At the Office—Most of us have sedentary jobs, and work takes up a significant part of our day.
- Brainstorm project ideas with a coworker while taking a walk.
- Walk down the hall to speak with someone rather than using the telephone.
- Take the stairs instead of the elevator. Or get off a few floors early and take the stairs the rest of the way.
- Schedule exercise time on your business calendar and treat it as any other important appointment.
- Walk around your building for a break during the work day or during lunch.
- Plan family outings and vacations that include physical activity (hiking, backpacking, swimming, etc.)
- Make a date with a friend to enjoy your favorite physical activities. Do them regularly.
- Take dancing lessons. Hit the dance floor on fast numbers instead of slow ones.
And here’s one last tip: Don’t forget your Arnicare! Starting a new exercise regimen is likely to cause sore muscles, so keep a tube of Arnicare Gel on hand to relieve muscle pain and stiffness. How are you celebrating American Heart Month? Share your fitness goals with us and how you hope to achieve them.