New-age Naturals in Kingsland

By Fiona Ralph

Katherine Lonsdale-Cooper, owner of Tonic Room in Kingsland. Picture / Sarah Ivey
Katherine Lonsdale-Cooper, owner of Tonic Room in Kingsland. Picture / Sarah Ivey

Natural health and beauty are shedding their earthy image with help from Katherine Lonsdale-Cooper and her newly revamped Kingsland store and online boutique, Tonic Room.

A slick mix of modern beauty counter and apothecary-style health store, the space also acts as a medical clinic, with all in-store staff (including Katherine) being trained naturopaths and an upstairs clinic housing practitioners such as integrative doctors, massage therapists and nutritionists.

Having bought the health store a year ago, Lonsdale-Cooper recently unveiled the new look, (put together by Material Creative and Hardhat) with the aim of making natural products more accessible.

"My mission was creating a boutique natural health clinic and store that appealed to everybody in a more mainstream market," she says.

She stocks international beauty and skincare brands such as Jao Brand, Herbivore Botanicals, Ilia Beauty and MCMC Fragrances and local picks like Triumph & Disaster alongside supplements, candles, teas and more.


Tonic Room, 465 New North Rd, Kingsland. Ph (09) 849 4488.

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