Working her magic
A NEW venture that has opened in Barolin St is a place to go for a coffee or herbal tea and browse the natural health products on offer.
Debbie Johnson says Natural Magic is a place where people go in for a coffee and end up feeling really relaxed.
Ms Johnson said she was born and bred in Bundaberg, but had lived on the Sunshine Coast for years.
"I'm interested in natural health, and when I moved back here I decided I wanted to do something they didn't have here," she said.
"I couldn't find anywhere that served organic coffee, so I decided to do it myself."
The shop also carries a range of natural health books.
"There are a lot of natural foods that you can treat serious health issues with," she said.
"Grapefruit seed extract, for example, kills a whole range of viruses."
Ms Johnson said she planned to bring in a whole range of Chinese herbal remedies.
"There have been many traditional cultures that have relied on coconut oil for centuries," she said.
Ms Johnson said her shop was set up to promote remedies that were organic, natural and non toxic.
"We also have a website where people can have a look at the products we sell here."
She said the shop also has a range of anti-oxidant snacks people could eat and enjoy.
Natural Magic also has naturopath Irma Piesse consulting in-store.
Ms Piesse said she had extensive knowledge and experience in naturopathy, homeopathy, herbalism, reflexology, massage and Bowen therapy.
She also offered hair, tissue and mineral analysis.
"People can come in with health problems and I'll look into it and see what I can do to alleviate them," she said.
"It really is about the body and mind, a lot of things are about what's going on in the mind," she said.