This brand new little gem provides a beautiful collection of natural medicine, whole foods, clean beauty and lifestyle products. At The Innate Wellness Health Shop on Dupont Street, the shelves are stocked with beautiful products that appeal to the whole family. We started our visit by grabbing a delicious smoothie from their fridge to sip on while we were investigating their product lines. Both Kathleen and Angelina (the owners) are knowledgeable on everything they are featuring in the shop and you can tell from their descriptions that the items have been selected with passion and precision. Here is a little snippet of our conversation with Angelina.
How did you ladies meet?
Kathleen and I studied together at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, and went on to share an office during our internship year. We spent many hours discussing concepts and cases and soon realized that we worked very well together! It took a couple of years, but eventually the stars aligned and we came together to buy our clinic in High Park and one year later opened Innate Wellness Health Shop.
What inspired you to open the Innate Wellness Health Shop?
We wanted to create a health shop that followed our naturopathic philosophy and the understanding that health and beauty start from the inside out. We carry a selection of natural medicine, whole foods, clean beauty and lifestyle products that are free of toxins and chemicals and are actually beneficial to your health as well as effective. I am an avid label reader and carefully choose each product based on the purity and active ingredients. Also, everyone at the shop is either a naturopathic doctor or a nutritionist trained to educate customers on products and their impact on health. Customers can trust that they will be guided to find the right product for their individual needs whether it’s a shampoo, moisturizer or a b vitamin! .
What are your favourite 3 products in the shop at the moment?
At the moment we love Leaves of Trees deodorant, it really works!!! Aromaflage Insect Repellant which is free of deet, chemicals and parabens smells incredible and has just arrived in time for bug season. Kat Burki’s body scrub, which is oil based so it’s very moisturizing, and will help you get your body glowing and summer ready!
Thank you for having us ladies, we can’t seem to leave this boutique without something new we have fallen in love with each time we pop in.