In our family we try our best to live and eat as “clean” as possible. We aren’t perfect. We’re a family and we have a good days and our bad – just like all real people, but what we do try to do is do our best.
We compost, we recycle, we reuse, we worm farm, we buy second hand, we pass on things we don’t use instead of throwing them away, we buy less, we waste less, we shower over buckets, we eat less meat, we avoid straws.
But one of the biggest ways we try to do right by the world is by buying organic cleaning products and toiletries, initially because my kids’ eczema means we need to use products that are kind and gentle to their skin, but also because we feel like doing our little bit is helping, somehow.
In recent months though, my local grocery store has stopped stocking the organic washing powder (and other items) that I bought there every month… (I tend to shop weekly, but monthly for these sorts of items) and it’s become a real frustration that every time I go to the shop they don’t have it!
I’m a convenience shopper – I don’t drive for miles around to buy just 1 item (an attempt to reduce my petrol consumption, but mainly because who has the time??) And yes I’ve heard of online shopping, but I’ve yet to try it consistently because I’m always worried I’m going to over order, or get side tracked!
So, when I heard that Wellness Warehouse had opened a new store in Steenberg Village, Tokai I knew I had to pop in…
Located conveniently just a few minutes drive from my home, much closer than the branch at Cavendish Square, the new store at Steenberg has free parking, easy access and is perfectly-sized.
I arrived on the first day it opened and the shelves were sparkling with all the newness. The merchandising is gorgeous and each section has just the right amount of product variety so as not to leave you feeling overwhelmed. This is a very important factor for me!! So often I walk into a shop (large clothing chains come to mind) and find myself wandering around aimlessly just totally overwhelmed by the size of the space and the variety of choice. I need just a few well chosen basics from which to make my selection – and that is what Wellness Warehouse at Steenberg does.
The beauty of stepping into this shop is that you know that every product on the shelves has been vetted by the Wellness Warehouse team and it’s offering you the very best in terms of Natural & Organic products. Then all you need to do is choose your favourite brand from their selection – and this is far simpler when there is only a handful and all are worthwhile!
I spent about an hour perusing the shelves, making notes about what I need to come back for (So much prettiness in the skincare section!!)
The cleaning section is stocked with quite a few new brands I’d not heard of, while the baby section is lovely too! There is a whole aisle of toiletry options. I also spent quite a bit of time in the supplements section.
My initial visit had not been to make any purchases, but I just couldn’t help myself… PLUS they had the elusive washing powder brand that I’ve been missing for months!
I stocked up on some cleaning products for our home, some supplements and a few food items, trying to get my basket to the value of R1000 in order to take advantage of their opening special of R125 off every spend over R1000.
It wasn’t too hard!
Here are the opening specials currently available at Wellness Warehouse Steenberg… Valid ’til 20 October 2017.
If you’re curious to find out what are my favourite Wellness Warehouse purchases let me know in the comments below… and if there is enough interest it might just warrant another blog post 😉
Also be sure to let me know what are your favourite Natural & Organic purchases – do you enjoy the beauty aisle, the baby aisle, the supplements, the health shakes, the food stuffs or the cleaning products?? I’d love to hear from you so I know what to look out for on my next visit.
Wellness Warehouse Steenberg
Steenberg Village, Shop G8, Reddam Ave, Tokai, Cape Town
Mon – Fri : 09:00 – 18:00
Sat: 9:00 – 17:00
Sun and Public Holidays: 10:00 – 14:00
Images: Kathryn Rossiter