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Nature's Bounty, which has been in Prineville since 2001, is owned by Amber Baily, and offers a wide variety of natural supplements, natural foods, and other natural products for your health

RAMONA MCCALLISTER - Allyson Hamilton, pictured left, and Amber Bailey (owner of Natures Bounty) stand at the front of the store. Hamilton is a mentor to Bailey and sold the store to her in 2018.

For those who depend on natural supplements, foods and natural products for their health, Prineville has a natural health store at their disposal.

Nature's Bounty is located at 143 NW Third St. and is owned by Amber Bailey. She bought Nature's Bounty in September 2018. She bought the store from Allyson Hamilton, who had the store from 2006 to 2018.

Bailey noted that she was influenced greatly by her grandfather, who used natural supplements and products when she was a young woman.

"Growing up, my grandfather did a lot of natural supplements and stuff, so he kind of introduced me to doing things that way," explained Bailey. "As a matter of fact, when his packages would come to his house, they actually said, 'Dr. Harvey Summers,' but he wasn't a doctor. He ordered so much stuff that I guess they assumed that he was."

She added that he was also ahead of his time, as he utilized acupressure and chiropractic when it wasn't very common.

"He just lived that lifestyle. He just had the different modalities that he used in his own life, so he shared that with me."

She went on to say that she still had some of the books of which he wrote his own notes about supplements to use for different ailments.

"That made a pretty big impression on me, and I have always sought out supplements or natural ways to do things versus Western medicine," she said.

She got into essential oils a few years back, and she was also a customer in Hamilton's store and would come in and ask her questions about various supplements. One day, Hamilton approached her about possibly buying the store, as she was considering retiring.

"I was so surprised, but I was really excited about that," said Bailey of the offer.

Bailey had been enamored with the store, even when it was located across from the Crook County Courthouse and was owned by Connie Close.

"Allyson has been an amazing mentor and friend, and we have become almost like family. It has been really good, and I have someone who has lots of knowledge and she is so good about imparting that," Bailey went on to explain.

Hamilton comes in a few days per week to help and serve as a mentor. The store still provides a large variety of natural supplements, herbs, essential oils and organic foods, including Red Mill. They also carry natural soaps, including Bend Soap Company. They have tried to move more towards independently owned companies who focus more on sustainability. They also try to bring in local vendors when possible, including Arnica Oil, crafted from the Ochocos.

"We keep changing, always growing with the knowledge of offering the best quality products that we can to our customers."

Bailey added that it has been good to have folks from outside of town come into the store who have moved into the area, and they are surprised to find the store and see the selection and variety of items they are accustomed to using.

"It has been really exciting to hear people say, 'Oh my gosh, you have everything I use.' So, that feels pretty good. I really love helping people, and it is just amazing when somebody comes in and you can help them find a supplement that betters them and betters their health. I don't think there is anything better than that."

Bailey also indicated that they try to give back into the community when possible, including supporting sports teams and other community causes.

Hamilton noted that when they first moved to the current location, it was a small, standalone space. It was originally owned by the Simmons Realty.

"The Nature's Bounty moved in here of December 2001. I bought it from Jamie Walker in September 2006," indicated Hamilton.

She loves that she can still come in and stay updated, since things change, and she loves helping and mentoring with Bailey.

"It really becomes a family situation, because I think that people who think alike kind of blend together," Hamilton concluded.

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Nature's Bounty

Owner: Amber Bailey

Address: 143 NW Third St.

Phone: 541-447-2247

Hours: Monday through Friday: 10:00 a.m. to 5:30

Saturday: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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