Community Pharmacy Job Openings | We’re Hiring!

Cooperative job alert!
We are currently accepting applications until Thursday, September 28th for two current job openings: Pharmacy Technician and Retail Sales Worker. If you desire working in an upbeat, fast-paced cooperative located in the heart of Downtown Madison we would love to hear from you!

Pharmacy Technician:

This position requires the ability to coordinate efficiently with both pharmacists and technicians while providing excellent customer service. Applicants must have previous technician experience, be detail oriented, and excel at communicating and receiving direction.

Retail Sales Worker:
This position requires excellent communication and customer service skills. Preferred candidates will possess nutritional/herbal knowledge and have retail or cooperative business experience.

If working in a unique, cooperative business sounds desirable to you, visit us to pick up an application or download one here.

These positions average 35 hours per week with a starting wage of $11.50 plus benefits. Spanish speakers are strongly encouraged to apply!

About Community Pharmacy:
We are a worker’s cooperative committed to helping you become the healthiest you. Along with a prescription pharmacy, we provide our community with vitamins, herbs, homeopathic remedies and natural body care products. Community Pharmacy was founded on the principle that information and choice are crucial in making sound health decisions.

Our pharmacists and educated staff are here to help ensure you find the right products for your specific needs. We constantly strive to be the natural alternative to this increasingly chemical world. We support small, local businesses and buy from companies that prioritize sustainability over maximizing profits. If you’re looking for food-based vitamins, herbs from certified organic farms or skin care without synthetic ingredients or fragrances, we are just the store you’re looking for.

Ask Kitty Magoo: Treating Eczema Naturally

Dear Kitty,
I’ve been under a lot of stress and my eczema is flaring up as a result. How can I ease the symptoms?
Signed, Inflamed in Iola

Dear Inflamed,

Sorry to hear about your flare-up. Eczema is a complicated conditions with many causes, and stress is one of biggest contributors. Hopefully you’ll be able to unstress soon, but in the meantime I highly recommend this recipe adapted from Hands-On Healing Remedies by Stephanie Tourles. It features evening primrose oil, which is rich in gamma-linoleic acid (GLA) and therefore highly anti-inflammatory. It also contains blue chamomile essential oil, another potent inflammation reducer that also calms and heals the skin.
15 drops palmarosa essential oil
20 drops Moroccan blue chamomile essential oil
10 drops lavender essential oil
1/4 cup evening primrose oil
1/4 cup jojoba oil
Add essential oils drop by drop to a 4 ounce amber glass bottle. Pour in evening primrose and jojoba oils. Cap bottle and shake vigorously for 2 minutes to blend. Store in a dark place for 24 hours.
To use, cleanse the affected area with a mild baking soda solution (1 part baking soda to 8 parts water) and gently massage a small amount of the oil blend into skin until it’s absorbed. Repeat a few times a day until symptoms subside.

Stephanie Tourles also suggests a soothing spray for itchy eczema.
30 drops German chamomile essential oil
30 drops Moroccan blue chamomile essential oil
20 drops lavender essential oil
1 cup aloe vera juice
Add essential oils drop by drop to an 8 ounce glass spray bottle. Pour in aloe vera, cap, and shake vigorously for 2 minutes to blend. Store in a dark place for 24 hours, then refrigerate.

If you prefer a prepared product for treating eczema naturally, I really like the “Look, No X Ma” line from Four Elements.