Wellness

How To Live Your Best Organic Life

By Emma Maidment - 19 Jul 2018

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We might not live a healthy lifestyle by the sea, like the Bondi hipsters, but we certainly know how to live organic and gluten-free. We’re all trying to live our best lives and for a lot of us health conscious Melbournites that means a constant quest for the natural alternative to all things in life. Well, quest no more, we’ve got you covered with a natural organic option for just about everything in Melbourne.

Where To Shop

The Collingwood Children’s Farm

Collingwood

You’re not a true 'wellburnian' (our new term for the wellness warriors of Melbourne) unless you can claim that you buy all of your fresh produce from a farmers market. Jokes aside, farmers markets are a great way to get to know the people producing your food and to insure you’re shopping seasonally. The Collingwood Children’s Farm Farmers Market are the OG when it comes to market goodness. Sip on a latte and stroll the beautiful grounds at the Abbotsford convent whilst you fill your basket with this seasons veggies and other treats.

Terra Madre

Northcote

The organic Aisle at Coles just doesn’t cut it if you’re trying to live your best organic life, clean out the car boot and head to Terra Madre in Northcote for a foodies organic paradise. Their prices make organic living more than affordable. They stock everything from veggies to vegan vegemite and have a bulk section that rivals wholefoods in LA. Being too broke to afford organic food is no longer an excuse.

The Staple Store

Ripponlea

Located in Ripponlea The Staple Store stocks all things bulk wholefoods as well as some of Melbourne’s best local organic and natural products, including our fav non-toxic skincare {SIMPLE as that}. Founder Catie and her team have you covered for snacks too with their house blend of spiced veggie chips (taking Netflix and chill snacks to a new level) and Melbourne’s best Raw Chocolate, Citizen Cacao. They’re also fully loaded with crystals and locally made gifts, making buying for your yoga teacher friends oh so much easier! Head on in to buy almonds and leave with a bag full of goodies!

Eating Out

Shoku Iku

Northcote

Conveniently located across the road from Terra Madre in Northcote Shoku Iku is the real deal when it comes to organic, natural living. Everything founder Yoko does come from a place of authentic passion for sharing an organic way of life. Her cakes are next level and full of superfoods you haven't even discovered yet. Do yourself a favour and order the reishi cappuccino with your cake.

Street Organics

Malvern

Arguably producing the best Kombucha in Australia, Street Organics offers the full suit of organic living. Dine in for breakfast or lunch, take home some bulk goods or their famous komuncha, or order their organic food boxes and/or pre-made organic meals to your door! They’ve literally taken all the effort out of living your best organic life, one click and you’re sorted for the week.

This is Life

Elwood

New kid on the block, This is Life Wellness boasts an almost entirely organic menu and a seriously holistic approach to living. They’ve got chiropractors on site, an event space, wholefoods cafe and for all the healthy Mummas out there, they are kid friendly with mindfulness workshops for the little ones. Their menu is as healthy as it gets. The beetroot waffles will literally change your life. 

Where To Get Your Natural Beauty Fix

The Organic Therapist

Ripponlea

Located in Ripponlea The Organic Therapist will take you to bliss town and you may never come back. Lindy (The Organic Therapist herself) custom-blends ingredients to suit each client's skin, and only ever uses organic, sustainable, vegan and/or herbal ingredients in her treatments. Lindy will transform your skin and your aura all at the same time. Book yourself in for a facial and treat yo self!

Organika Hair

Carlton and Elwood

The hair salon that doesn’t smell like one! Organika only use the latest in organic and natural products, offering your hair an alternative to the chemical S*%$ storm that is getting your hair did! No peroxide here, only natural based products and treatments designed to nurture your hair. Sarah and her team are holistic in their approach to hair and life. It’s a salon that you’ll want to just come and hang out in. Check out their rebuilding treatment for when your hair is in need of some love.

Zhong Centre

St Kilda

Forget botox, cosmetic acupuncture just became your new secret weapon to staying forever young. Dr Abbie and her team are experts in skin care, with a natural approach. No injections or chemicals here, just acupuncture and Chinese herbs transforming your skin and your life. Check out their beautiful new space in St Kilda and say goodbye to those crows feet.

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Image credit: Street Organic Express | Matt Dunne

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