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 locally brewed kombucha on tap!
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.
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.
Look here for healthy lifestyle tips, supplement recommendations, nutrition news and favorite recipes.
We're excited to now offer an online shop that highlights some of our favorites things. More to come!
Wellness is a journey. Read my story and revelations as I walk the path to a healthier mind, body and soul.
INSPIRED WELLNESS SUBSCRIPTION BOX
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.
Each month we'll bring some of our favorite things to inspire wellness directly to your door. Each box contains hand-picked items to inspire wellness of body, mind and soul. Subscribe just once or sign up to receive inspired wellness on a regular basis. Treat yourself or gift to a friend. Maybe our favorites will become some of your favorites too.
KOMBUCHA & TEA
REFRESH + REVIVE
We offer locally brewed kombucha on tap, made with love by our friends at Panacea Brewing Company. We have two different flavors rotating weekly. Bring in your bottle or growler for a fill or grab a refreshing single serving cup to go anytime. We are also adding a selection of organic hot teas to enjoy while you shop. Loose leaf blends coming soon!
SUPPLEMENTS + SKINCARE
We offer a variety of high quality vitamins, herbs and supplements, as well as natural skincare and cruelty-free health and beauty items. 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.
PRACTICE + GROW
Island Wellness is more than healthy products; it's a lifestyle. In addition to managing the store, 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.Click below for info on class times and locations and what retreats are currently scheduled.