For 15 years, Country Harmony Health Food Store, 1245 Blakeslee Boulevard Drive East, Lehighton has been offering health and personal care products while also sharing knowledge to customers on how to make the best use of those products to improve their health.

Owner Susan Bodder and Randy Parker, manager, are celebrating the anniversary of their business on Oct. 13.

They carry herbal whole foods supplements which promote the natural way to heal. They also have local raw milk and goat and cow cheese. They carry grass fed beef and eggs from chickens which are grass fed.

Their beauty products are free from chemicals and have essential oils. There is a full line of Emani cosmetics, including lipstick, mineral foundation, plus there is hair color and nail polish, and all are plant derived.

Their juices are mostly organic, and include the fresh pear, pineapple and coconut milk.

They also carry dry and canned Solid Gold foods for pets.

Country Harmony also offers ear candling, which takes excess wax out of ears. Reflexology and candling services are available by appointment only.

Every product, from organic foods and supplements to wheat-free, gluten-free and vegan products to bulk items such as flour, beans, nuts, granolas and grains, is specially selected by Bodder herself before it is offered to customers.

"I really look into the companies I buy from because I only want to carry the highest quality products," she said.

In addition to refrigerator and freezer items, pet products and natural cosmetics, she also offers cleansing and detoxing products. Bodder believes these products are the cornerstone of good health.

"We live in a society of toxins, from the food we eat to the carpet we walk on," Bodder said. "As long as there are toxins in the body, it can't heal or stay healthy."

Bodder bases her business on educating her customers on good health and instructing them on how to use the products she sells through education, a knowledgeable staff, high-quality products and all presented with a friendly approach.

"We like to educate," she said. "We hand out information, run lectures and mostly talk to people."

Bodder invites everyone to stop by for a cup of tea and visit with the staff.

"We appreciate all of your business and thank you for your support over the past 15 years," Bodder said.

She is offering reward cards that are punched for every $20 you purchase and offers $20 off on your order when your card is full.

Country Harmony Health Food Store is located in the brick, ranch house on Route 443 in front of the Carbon Plaza Mall and can be reached at (570) 386-3576. They are open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays; Saturdays, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Thursdays and from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. They are closed on Sundays.