What do you want to see at The Ananda Apothecary?We're making some changes around here, and really trying to focus on what our customers would like to see. One of the things I always find myself saying when I see a strange product I think no one would ever buy, or a store that I just want to get back out of, I ask myself "didn't anyone get a group together and see what they thought of this whole thing?"

So now it's our turn. We'd really like to expand our offerings in several ways, so you only need to stop by one place to get everything you need. No, not Amazon.com style -- we won't be selling vacuums any time soon :) Essential oils will still be our focus, as we always want to make sure you receive the finest of oils available on the planet. However, we've considered expanding our line of blends, our body and skin care products, and even including "super" foods and herbs. Kit's of essential oils (and what kind of kits -- home care, skin care blending, immune-support kits, etc.)

Tell Us What You'd Like To See!Other ideas include an online forum where you can share your practices and recipes with others. We're also thinking of producing a downloadable "get started with aromatherapy guide" free to our customers. A catalog that one can print, etc....

SO, in both the realm of products, and how the website could be more helpful, we'd like your opinion -- SO JUST FOR GIVING IT, we're going to send you a present (Now, be aware, this present is only available to the first 50 respondents, as we don't want to run out and not be fare -- we'll make a post if in fact this happens before midnight Sunday).

Our New Sandalwood OilThe gift is a 5ml bottle of a wonderful sandalwood from India we just received at Ananda, but have yet to put up for sale. ALL YOU HAVE TO DO is tell us what you'd like to see new at The Ananda Apothecary.

New or different or more products, information, changes in the website, changes in the way we answer the phone - ANYthing you'd like that would make your experience with us better!

YOUR POST MUST BE MADE BY  THE END OF THIS SUNDAY (12AM, June 26th) - No exceptions.

Here's how you do it:

#1: Find the reply box at the bottom of this post. If it's not at the bottom of this page, click here to take you to the post's own page where you'll find the comment box at the bottom.

#2: Post your idea in the comment box at the bottom of the page. Be as thorough or brief as you like -- though we'd love to here everything you have to say!

#3 Send us an email at community@anandaapothecary.com with your postal mail mailing address so we can send you the sandalwood!!! This is crucial!!!

That's it! All three steps must be followed as described in order to receive your oil. If you are placing an order, you may place your request in the comments box of the checkout page, rather than making than sending your mailing address via email. And we PROMISE we're not collecting your information for any other reason!

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Thank you for contributing -- we can't wait to here what you have to say!