Our wellness department is excited to help our customers find wellness products and foods that will help them optimize their health. From general immune support to pediatric wellness, our Wellness Team can help you. The department carries a wide variety of nutritional supplements for:

  • Stress/anxiety, mental clarity & mood 
  • Adrenal health, energy & sleep 
  • Immune support
  • Digestion, detox, liver & kidneys
  • Heart health: cholesterol & sugar metabolism
  • Blood health: antioxidants
  • Inflammation
  • Men & women's health
  • Vision, hair, skin & nails
  • Metabolism support
  • Cold & flu

We also have a full department of body care products featuring local and regionally crafted soaps, salve, balms, candles and more! The wellness team also manages the Bulk Herbs, Teas & Spices department where you will find 250 different items for culinary, herbal, or personal care use. 

Every first Wednesday of the month our team will choose a health topic and offer educational information on this theme, do tastings, demos, tea blends, and a raffle. On the first Wednesday of the month owners get 15% off all supplements while everyone receives 10% off.

Meet Our Wellness Manager: Allison Brown

Growing up in the Southwest and living in the Northwest for some time, Allison has returned to Chicago to share in what she has learned and picked up along the way.
With almost 10 years of Farmers Market experience, organizing group projects and receiving an Associates Degree in Holistic Nutrition and Western Herbalism, Allison is glad to be apart of the Sugar Beet co-op Wellness team. It is a big passion of hers to teach and empower individuals or groups about clean whole foods and the accessibility to self care.

In her off time she is working on a seasonal herb and nutrition zine that include recipes, stories and plant identification. She is always planning her next travel adventure-experiencing other areas and communities is highly important to her. You can find her in the Wellness aisle at the Sugar Beet.
Allison can be reached at:   wellness@sugarbeet.coop


In Sanskrit, Vayas signifies Health, Vigor, Energy, Strength and Prime of life. It also means Bird, specifically the crow.

Vayas owner, Susan Crowe is dedicated to the power of herbs and essential oils and the seemingly endless applications they have had on her life. Disheartened by the toxic chemicals in commercially-made health and beauty products, she took it upon herself to prepare her own. After years of personal use and sharing her products with family and friends, she considered it was time to share her hand-crafted, homegrown products with you.

(Produce in , 4 miles from Oak Park)

Scratch Goods is a Chicago skincare salon and goods maker using consciously-sourced food-grade ingredients to provide the best in holistic self-care. We never use parabens, chemical detergents, synthetic fragrances, dyes, or test on animals. We always list our ingredients clearly, source materials consciously & formulate with your health in mind.

(Produce in Chicago , 9,5 miles from Oak Park)

Sweet Beginnings, LLC makes the family of beelove™ products, an all natural line of raw honey and honey-infused body care products. We extract our honey from our all natural urban apiary in the heart of the North Lawndale community in Chicago. Our honey is known for its complex flavor, a result of the varied flora of our urban environment. Our beelove™ skin care products are of exceptional quality and are all unique in their use of the natural gift of honey as a moisturizer. Not only do we respect the earth in the production of our products, but we also provide important transitional job opportunities for area residents who struggle with barriers to employment.

(Produce in Chicago , 4,5 miles from Oak Park)


Our Mission is Simple:  To Improve Moods.

We do that by teaching you how to engage your senses to improve your well-being. Being present is one of the fastest ways to feel better and lead healthier, more productive fulfilling lives. So we’ve developed product lines along the visual and scent senses to help you choose your mood! Our eight moods include Passion, Energy, Happiness, Renewal, Serenity, Tranquility, Creativity, and Sassy.

(Produce in Chicago , 4,5 miles from Oak Park)


Where you will find herbal wellness products grown, created and packaged from our farm in the pristine Baraboo Bluffs of Wisconsin.  

We are dedicated to organics, certified since 1990, owing deep respect and gratitude for Nature, the source of our healing ingredients. Look for arnica cream, organic soaps and organic body lotions, herbal tinctures and delicious herbal teas among our award winning products.

(Produce in North Freedom , 200 miles from Oak Park)


Mama Grows

Handmade soap and body care using all natural ingredients. Soap and body care products made in small batches here in Oak Park.All natural colorants/scents including spices, clays, teas, cocoa powder, and high quality essential oils. Jil Niewoehner left the workforce to raise children, chickens and veggies in Oak Park. She is an avid cheese maker, Master Gardener, and has been the Chair of the very successful Sugar Beet Edible Garden Tour.

(Made in Oak Park)


Sweet Thyme Artisan Soaps are handcrafted at a studio workshop in the Gunderson Historical District of Oak Park, Illinois. Our specially formulated soaps are created based on the synergy of the ancient arts of aroma and derma therapy. Sweet Thyme’s signature soaps combine the purity of nature, with the scientific knowledge of skincare, providing a gentle response to the needs of all skin types.

Our handcrafted soaps are made using the cold-process method. The highest quality product is insured, as we use a unique blend of 100% food-quality, natural ingredients, including: vegetable oils, plant butters, silk fibers, milk proteins, natural botanicals, cosmetic grade clays and salts, and fragrance/essential oils.

(Made in Oak Park)

Gretta’s Goats is a locally crafted artisan soap that is made with moisturizing farm fresh goat milk, organic sustainable vegetable and essential oils. The soap is carefully crafted in small batches utilizing the cold-process method of soap making.  Gretta’s mini dairy goats are seasonally milked twice daily and graze on twenty five acres of organically managed pasture at Short Leg Farm.

(Produce in Pecatonica, 100 miles from Oak Park)


At Abbey Brown Soap Artisan we create hand-made natural Olive Oil soaps, soothing body oils and relaxing bathing essentials. We make all our fine products in house, infusing homegrown herbs and botanicals with pure essential oils, but that's just the beginning. Come on by, we'd love to show you how great our products are for your skin. Abbey Brown Soap Artisan is unique in this historical neighborhood in highlighting exclusive handcrafted soaps and featuring works from over 50 local artists, from pottery to paintings, jewelry to accessories, and much more.

(Produce in Chicago, 5 miles from Oak Park)

We work with a family farmsi n Wisconsin. These animals are free of artificial growth hormones and raised on a grass-fed diet. The milk from these family farms is then sent to independently-owned Wisconsin co-ops. The whey is carefully extracted during the cheese making process by the capable hands of artisan cheese makers. What’s left is one of the purest form of complete protein.

This is where the magic happens. We carefully blend your protein with organic ingredients like Bourbon Vanilla and Fair Trade Certified™ dark chocolate at our own green factory. Each batch is minimally processed to ensure we touch both the planet and your protein lightly.

(Produce in ,  miles from Oak Park)

Men and women alike are enjoying the many benefits of Candida Freedom. Today’s fast paced lifestyle along with high stress levels, fast foods, environmental pollution, prescription drugs and over-indulgence can contribute to the many signs and symptoms of imbalance. All of these factors have one thing in common, they do not contribute to the health and balance of your “inner garden” or good bacteria in the digestive tract. Candida is a yeast that can take advantage of imbalances and reduce our quality of life.

(Produce in ,  miles from Oak Park)

Scrub Me

Katherine’s love for skin care started in 2010 when she became an Esthetician. Over the years she used her knowledge to create Scrub Me! Each and every product is made by her and her mother, together they are able to provide you with all natural, luxury, bath and body products.

(Made in Oak Park)