Reasons to Love Memphis #8 – Homemade Health and Beauty
Y'all, there may be some empty buildings, but Overton Square is not dead. I know a lot of the retail shops have moved elsewhere in recent years, but there are still places that are very much open, like my favorite local shop for natural and handmade bath and body stuff.
I suppose you could go to Bath and Body Works if you want some fancy soap or lotion. And sure, you could buy your candles at Pier One.
But when you live in a town that has Maggie's Pharm, why would you?
For 30 years, Maggie's Pharm has been selling handmade lotions, soaps, salts, shampoos and candles in Overton Square. Most of the items are made at the owner's home in Akansas and then brought to the store (she showed up today with a brand new stash of candles).
If you're picky about your smells, they have a scent bar where you can add custom fragrance to just about any of their homemade products. Sue, the manager, said that their best selling scent is China Rain (clean and slightly musky, not overly girlie).
The best part, though, is that Maggie's Pharm also carries cooking spices, medicinal herbs and local coffee and tea. Fans of McCarter's coffee can buy it at Maggie's on days when the farmers market isn't open.
If candles and soaps aren't your thing, they also sell the world's greatest greeting cards, magnets and books.
13 Florence St
Memphis, TN 38104