The idea for Island Wellness was born nearly three years ago 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. A high paying job loaded with stress is not healthy.  Foods that drain the body of energy rather than fuel it are not healthy.  Thoughts that are not centered on success and dreams and purpose have a negative impact.  It was the beginning of a journey to her own true wellness - total health of body, mind, and spirit. 

Now, she is sharing that journey and knowledge with her island community. On March 1, 2012, Amy resigned from her corporate job and began Island Wellness Market - a local health food market geared not only toward providing natural and organic products, but also a forum intended to help redefine wellness by educating consumers on how to live a more healthy, balanced life. 

Our mission is to help our local community redefine their own idea of wellness and discover whole body balance.  Island Wellness Market is a business that believes that you are what you eat; nutrition impacts health, and health impacts quality of life.  We provide quality products and services for those seeking a healthier and happier lifestyle.  We are committed to locals and families and to giving back to our community.  We strive to educate our customers so that they can make informed decisions on what is best for their own total wellness. 

Our goals are to:
  • Provide customers with high quality vitamins, herbs, and nutritional supplements; 
  • Provide all natural and cruelty-free health and beauty products;
  • Offer non-GMO foods and foods without artificial colors, flavors, additives or preservatives
  • Carry a wide range of gluten-free and vegan dry goods and snacks; and
  • Support organic farms that keep our earth and water pure.
Come Visit the Market
Monday - Friday
9:00am - 6:00pm
10:00am - 2:00pm
Sunday - CLOSED

1140-G N. Lake Park Blvd.
Carolina Beach, NC  28248