Conscious Life Health Shop and Wellbeing Centre is located on the quaint side of Bronte Road in Charing Cross, Waverley. They are a small health foods store as well as a fully equipped health centre, featuring highly qualified practitioners including naturopaths, shiatsu massage therapists, kinesiologists and art therapists.
They really do have something for everyone, from vegans and gluten free people, to tea-lovers and those watching their weight. They stock all sorts of unique and healthful products including yoga mats, an assortment of teas, delicious vegan brownies (pictured), staples such as buckwheat, vitamins, kombucha (fermented health drink), snacks and body products. Make sure you try their homemade sugar-free desserts; the raw carrot cake melts in your mouth.
The slow press juices are made to order and they only use the freshest organic produce. The true health gurus will surely go for the detox option, with beetroot, ginger, carrot and celery. Otherwise, why not mix up your own?
Much of what they sell can't be found in supermarkets, and considering the fact that this is a small local shop the prices aren't bad. A huge breakfast bowl with nourishing acai berry will only set you back $12, and they often have specials too.
The place has a real community vibe; they even have a poster wall with local events and advertising. The manager is always smiling and helpful, they'll even order in special products for you at your request. Conscious Life is open Monday-Friday from 9am-5pm and Saturday from 10am-4pm.