Island Wellness is a locally owned healthy lifestyle hub servicing Carolina Beach, NC and beyond.
We provide high quality supplements and superfoods, natural skincare and wellness products, essential oils and locally made gifts, and an organic smoothie bar!
Our goal is to educate and inspire our community to live happy, healthy, connected and fulfilled lives, the way nature intended.
We love island life. We believe in the healing properties of nature. We love feeling good. We love helping others feel good too. Find your way to Island Wellness.
Our mission is to inspire you to live healthy and happy. We provide carefully selected natural products to nourish your body and soul, as well as insights and wellness tips to help you achieve your highest potential.
Check this out for recipes, wellness tips and recommendations.
Coming Soon! We're opening up an online shop that highlights our favorites in the market.
Wellness is a journey. Read my story and revelations as I walk the path to a healthier mind, body and soul.
The idea for Island Wellness was born in 2011 by founder and owner, Amy Sawyer. In 2009, Amy considered all to be well. She and her husband had been living in Carolina Beach for nearly ten years; both had solid, well-paying jobs with benefits; they were able to travel and enjoy life on the island, and were often surrounded by fun activities, family, and friends. A health scare that Thanksgiving redefined what wellness meant.
As Amy recuperated from her ordeal, which included a hospital stay and a month of medical leave from work, she began to discover a new version of wellness. She realized that a high paying job loaded with stress was not healthy.
On March 1, 2012, Amy resigned from her corporate job and set foot on the path to Island Wellness. She opened Island Wellness Market - a health food market geared not only toward providing natural and organic products, but also a forum intended to help educate the community on how to live a more healthy, balanced life.
After a personally challenging year in 2015, she embraced her on-again, off-again yoga practice and enrolled in yoga teacher training to focus on some much needed self-care. After experiencing the profound personal and spiritual growth that a regular practice had in her life, she felt called to teach and share yoga with others.
In doing so, Island Wellness has evolved into more than just a smoothie and vitamin shop in Carolina Beach. It's expanded online and beyond its walls into the community. Amy has created a hub for healthy lifestyles that not only includes all the high quality natural products you've come to expect, but also insights and inspiration for living authentically, staying present, and discovering your true potential.
Everyone has their favorite things. Things that make an impact on our lives in big and small ways. Things that give us comfort or a lift or evoke special emotions. Things that last forever or even a moment. We'll try to highlight some of our favorite things for you each week or each month. Maybe they'll become your favorites too.
The thing I can't live without right now are these Mad Hippie facial potions and lotions. Packed to the brim with peptides and actives, their face cream is formulated to moisturize & smooth the skin while Mother Nature's best antioxidants neutralize aging free radicals.
And, while many skin care lines utilize simply 1-2 active ingredients, requiring a person to buy a multitude of different products, Mad Hippie packs each and every bottle chock-full of anti-aging actives, all formulated to compliment one another & work in synergy.
ORGANIC + DELICIOUS
Our smoothies are made to order using certified organic and natural ingredients. No ice, no fillers, no added sugars, just healthy, delicious goodness! We have a variety of optional add-ins to turn your smoothie into a meal, an energizing treat, or an immune boosting powerhouse, including protein powders, superfoods, probiotics, and herbs.
We also have locally brewed kombucha on tap, made with love by our friends at Panacea Brewing Company. Kombucha is a fizzy, fermented tea filled with probiotics, B vitamins, beneficial amino acids and enzymes. Check out what flavors are available this week and bring in your bottle or growler for a fill or grab a refreshing single serving cup to go anytime.
SUPPLEMENTS + SKINCARE
We offer a wide variety of high quality vitamins, herbs, and nutritional supplements. We pride ourselves on carrying products from companies with strict quality assurance guidelines, high ethical standards, and eco-friendly practices that support the health of our planet as well as our bodies.
We also carry natural skincare and cruelty-free health and beauty items that protect and nourish your skin without harsh chemicals or other harmful ingredients. From the basic bath necessities like soaps, lotions, natural deodorants, toothpaste, shampoos and conditioners to high quality essential oils and advanced skincare lines, we have everything you need to enhance your natural beauty.
PRACTICE + GROW
Island Wellness is more than healthy, natural products; it's a lifestyle. In addition to managing the day-to-day retail activities and educating customers on the benefits of natural health, Amy seeks to inspire others through yoga. She teaches public classes and offers private yoga sessions locally, and also hosts yoga retreats in various inspiring destinations.
Yoga reminds us that our mind, body and spirit are all connected and allows us the opportunity to nourish them collectively.
Click below for more information on class times, locations and prices and check out what retreats are currently scheduled.
1140 N Lake Park Blvd
Carolina Beach — 28428