Essential Oils: A New Opportunity for Front-End Profits

Tuesday, October 13, 2015, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center
Continuing Education Credits: 0.15 (1.5 Contact Hours)
ACPE #: 207-000-15-133-L04-P and ACPE #: 207-000-15-133-L04-T

Essential oils are a very new niche to pharmacy and they give you an advantage that can bring new, YOUNG families into your practice. Learn about the profit potential from a pharmacist who has done the research into the science and chemistry and gradually introduced essential oils into the practice where they have rapidly led to a monthly OTC increase of approximately 60%. The pharmacy combines accessibility for this repeat customer with solid education and healthy guidance from a trusted health professional. The niche brings an excellent mark-up with no insurance which is a good choice for pharmacy.

Pharmacist and Pharmacy Technician Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss therapeutic uses, side effects and contraindications of commonly used essential oils.
  2. Recognize the attributes of a high quality supplier of essential oils.
  3. Outline an effective marketing approach for the essential oils niche in your pharmacy.
  4. Explain various methods for delivery of essential oils and how they can be incorporated into your niche offering.
  5. Observe preparation of several useful essential oil products.

Speaker: Annette Duncan, RPh, PharmD, Wynn's Pharmacy, Griffin, Georgia

Activity Type: Application-based
Audience: Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians