Staying Healthy During the Pandemic with these 5 Local Healing Hubs

By: Ivy K. Arnold

Stay local and support a small business today! With the economic effect of the Pandemic, it’s only right to help out our local entrepreneurs as much as possible. Some of the pros to shopping at small businesses are circulating our dollars within our communities and avoiding the crowded spaces of major-chain stores just to name a few. While the importance of our finances and health has grown to an even greater importance than usual, here are five places to support locally! 

Photo Credit: The African Place

The African Place

581 N 3rd St, Memphis, TN 38105

Located Downtown is one of Memphis’ essential gems, The African Place.  Standing as one of the largest African imports in the South, they provide several goods to improve your physical, spiritual, mental, and emotional health.  Stop by for some of the best natural oils, soaps, personal care products, meditational items, conscious books, and so much more! You can definitely count on The African Place to be open and to serve you with the absolute best customer service!


Photo Credit: Maggie’s Pharm

Maggie’s Pharm

13 Florence St, Memphis, TN 38104

Resting in the heart of Midtown in the Overton Square area, we have Maggie’s Pharm!  Providing top-quality herbs, oils, and other things, you can stop by for curbside pick-up of coffee/tea, hair care items, cooking spices, and more!  If the natural or healthy lifestyle is for you, then definitely start being one of Maggie’s Pharm loyal customers.


Photo Credit: Jim Weber Daily Memphian

Raw Girls

5502 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN 38119

Raw Girls has multiple locations spanning from Midtown to East Memphis and is one of the few plant-based, raw businesses within the city. You can never go wrong with ordering anything off of their health conscious menu.  Serving us cold-pressed juices, raw and hot foods, as well as cold-pressed coffees and smoothies will definitely give your body and tastebuds the boost that it’s been looking for!


Photo Credit: Dr. Champion’s Pharmacy & Herb Store

Dr. Champion’s Pharmacy & Herb Store

2369 Elvis Presley Blvd, Memphis, TN 38106

Dr. Champion’s Pharmacy & Herb Store is located in South Memphis and continuously provides a holistic approach to living a healthier life. With service you can trust, Dr. Champion’s has a vast selection of natural vitamins, home remedies, custom made products for your specific diagnosis, old time-hard to find items, and more. You too can live like a champion, with the aid of healthy essentials to boost your body!


Photo Credit: Buff City Soap

Buff City Soap

944 Cooper St, Memphis, TN 38104

With several locations around the city, Memphis-bred business, Buff City Soap is on a mission to provide handmade products that are free of harsh ingredients and full of nourishing plant-based goodies to make your skin happy. You can find several essential items here- from laundry detergent and dryer balls to shampoo and bath bombs. Whichever you choose, they’re all here to help you stay fresh and clean! 


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