May 06, 2018



In celebration of Earth Day, we'd like to help you clean and green your skin care and makeup routine. Between April 22nd and 28th, bring in your conventional skin care or cosmetic products and swap them out for earth-friendly alternatives.
Bring in your conventional skin care + makeup products to one of our 3 locations in exchange for an  earth-friendly alternative. 
SAVE $5 off per product
receive a FREE milkweed seed packet to help save the Monarch butterflies.
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May 05, 2018


Getting Inside Your Teenagers Head FUNDRAISING RAFFLE

Purchase your tickets to win fantastic prizes in support of the Royal Ottawa - Early Intervention Program. Tickets available in-store until May 5th or on May 7th at the event.

Eminence Organic Skin Care Gift Basket (value $425)
ORESTA organic skin care - Mother + Teen Facials (value $300)
Urban Element - Gift Certificate towards cooking classes (value $200)
Muriel Dombret (Clothes) - Gift Certificate (value $200)
Wild Hill Botanicals Skin Care Kit (value $140)
Stella Luna 3 gift certificates of $35 (value $105)
Bloomfields Flowers Gift Certificate (value $100)
Glebe Health House - a one hour massage with RMT (value $93)
Province Apothecary Daily Glow Facial Brush (value $52)
Wabi Sabi Learn To Knit Kit (value $35)

Many thanks to our generous donors.

April 17, 2018


ORESTA hosting a fundraiser for The Royal - Getting Inside Your Teenagers Head



ORESTA organic skin care is proud to be collaborating with The Urban Element to host a fundraiser in support of The Royal’s Early Intervention Program. It will be an incredible evening of honest conversation and expert advice about How To Get Into Your Teenagers Head, 

As mothers, Laryssa, Carley and I know only too well how challenging it can be to raise a teenage girl and boy. We also understand the need for education and awareness surrounding our teen’s mental health and well being. 


Please invite a girlfriend or two and (or three) and buy your tickets for an evening to learn strategies and gain resources on how to understand and support your teen….and support The Royal. There will be nibbles and a cash bar. Following the speakers, there will be a Q + A.


Sandra Nason is a Registered Psychotherapist specializing in couple and relationship therapy. She has been in private practice since 2000.

Kasie Coulombe is the Program Coordinator for The Royal’s Early Intervention Program.

The Royal’s Early Intervention Program is a school-based life skills program for at risk youth aged 12 and older in collaboration with local school boards. The program offers services to students with concerns related to early onset mental health (ie., depression or anxiety) and/or substance use issues, as well as those concerned about their family or friend’s substance use.

This evening is a collaboration between ORESTA organic skin care and The Urban Element. Carly Schelck, owner of Urban Element introduced Laryssa and Oresta to The Royal. Inspired with all of the wonderful ways that The Royal supports our community, as mothers, we recognize the need for education and awareness surrounding our child’s mental health and well being. Through this event, we are proud to support The Royal’s Early Intervention Program.

Tickets are $60. Tax receipts issued. All proceeds to The Royal’s Early Intervention Program




We will also be holding a Raffle. Many thanks to our generous supporters for their donations. Ticket are $5 each and will be available at all 3 ORESTA locations as well as at the event.


1. Eminence Organic Skin Care Gift Basket (value $400)

2. ORESTA organic skin care - Mother and Teen Facials (value $300)

3. Urban Element - Gift Certificate towards cooking classes (value $200)

4. Muriel Dombret [clothes] - Gift Certificate (value $200)

5. Glebe Health House - a one hour massage with RMT Sarah Whiston (value $93)

More prizes to come.

Hope to see you all there.

With warmest regards,

Oresta + Laryssa


April 04, 2018

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GUA SHA Workshops



Oresta and Laryssa have studied Gua Sha with world renowned Traditional Chinese Medicine Doctor, Herbalist and Acupuncturist Dr. Ping Zhang. Having completed the certification in Gua Sha, we have been offering Gua Sha in our facial treatments for over one year. Many of you have experienced the incredible lifting, firming, wrinkle-smoothing and tension-releasing results of Gua Sha. To those who have never experienced Gua Sha, prepare to be amazed.

Gua Sha is a traditional Chinese Medicine technique that involves the press-stroking of a small jade tool to gently massage and stimulate various energy points on the face, forehead, jaw and neck. It increases blood flow, improves lymphatic drainage, releases tension and toxins, reduces puffiness and inflammation, breaks up scar tissue and promotes firm, healthy, glowing skin.  

We are excited to offer a workshop where we will teach you a simple yet effective Gua Sha facial rejuvenation massage with your very own jade tool that can be incorporated into your daily home skin care regime.

$100  (includes a high quality jade gua sha tool)

As workshops are limited to 6 people, please call to reserve your spot + avoid disappointment. 

 Tuesday, April 10th noon
ORESTA confectionery (Glebe)
Wednesday, April 11th 6pm
ORESTA apothecary (Hintonburg)
Tuesday, April 17th 6pm
ORESTA gallery (New Edinburgh)
March 16, 2018


Province Apothecary MASTER CLASS with Julie Clark - March 29, 2018


On Thursday, March 29 7-9pm, we are excited to be hosting a Radiant Skin MASTER CLASS with Province Apothecary Founder + Creator Julie Clark.
Julie will lead a small group of participants through the Province Apothecary Radiant Skin regime, sharing how to transform your everyday skin care routine into an elevated experience. The hands-on Master Class will allow you to experience Province Apothecary’s wildcrafted Canadian-made products and learn how to achieve the greatest benefits from the products. You will leave feeling rejuvenated, refreshed and excited about incorporating what you have learned into your everyday routine.
The Master Class includes: oil cleansing, toning, a custom-blended mask followed by a hydrating serum or face balm and an introduction to the Natural Facelift Ritual Massage. Each participant will also have the opportunity for a mini skin consultation with Julie.

COST: $20 (includes a collection of Province Apothecary product samples and a copy of the Natural Facelift Ritual Massage)
As space is limited, please register for the Master Class at or 613 680 0415


March 08, 2018


Inspiring "Lady Boss" Brands - International Women's Day

March 8th is International Women’s Day. A day to shine light on and celebrate the many women who inspire us.

At ORESTA, we are blessed to be surrounded by a sisterhood of strong, talented and beautiful "lady boss” women who have created beauty brands that have pioneered the healthy beauty movement. We applaud their vision, commitment, perseverance and smarts. We have asked each one of them to share with you their favourite empowering beauty quote, their favourite product at ORESTA and their message to women on International Women's Day. So powerful, so empowering!

As women, today and every day, we stand together to support one other so that we may rise strong and shine bright. We are committed to creating a united, safe, healthy + harmonious world. Happy International Women's Day!


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January 09, 2018


Winter Skin Care Tips

The Polar Vortex has brought harsh temperatures and chilling winds that are wreaking havoc on our skin. Central heating and radiators add to the moisture zapping resulting in dry, red, chapped skin. Our rule of thumb is that when you turn on your furnace, it’s time to switch up your skin care routine to hydrate, heal and protect your winter skin.

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December 19, 2017




Imagine having a standing monthly facial appointment at ORESTA.
Show yourself some love and join our healthy skin revolution.
As a member of ORESTA's LOVE YOUR SKIN IN 2018*, in addition to            monthly facial treatments, we will offer you special Facial Club exclusive monthly promotions + healthy skin care tips.

We are invested in the health of your skin and helping you achieve a smooth, firm, radiant, youthful + glowing complexion.
    Book a skin care consultation today so that we can assess your skin and determine
which facial series would best suit your skin. 
     * membership to Love Your Skin in 2018 closes on January 15, 2018




Purchase 10 Signature Holistic Facials + receive 2 FREE Facials

($2000 with Oresta)

Imagine enjoying an ORESTA Signature Holistic Facial every month. Our Holistic Facial combines whole plants with ancient healing modalities to feed and transform the skin. We custom tailor each facial using only organic and sustainably harvested ingredients that will best suit your specific skin type and needs. The facial will include deep cleansing, exfoliating, hot towels that gently steam the skin, nourishing serums and masques. In addition we incorporate the use of crystals, kansa wands and gua sha to heal and restore your natural radiance and glow while healing the whole body, spirit and soul.


Purchase 6 Signature Holistic Facials and receive 1 FREE Facial
($1200 with Oresta)

If MONTHLY LOVE is too much for you, enjoy an ORESTA signature holistic facial every 6 to 8 weeks. 



Purchase 10 LAUREL Facials + receive 2 FREE Facials 

($2250 with Oresta)

Imagine enjoying a LAUREL Abundant Harvest Facial every month. This unique facial is inspired by our Earth's bounty. It offers a customized approach to your skin's needs with over 50 impeccably sourced vital, skin-loving organic, biodynamic whole plants thriving in abundance that have been expertly blended by Laurel into treatment masques and loose tea compresses. By maintaining the integrity of the fruits, leaves, petals and roots in their whole, raw state, they offer maximum efficacy and reveal noticeably more supple skin. The facial offers incredible efficacy for all skin type from severe acne to rosacea and collagen loss. The addition of face and neck lymphatic work + Gua Sha helps to support the health of the skin from inside out.



Purchase 10 Eminence Organic Facials + receive 2 FREE Facials

  ($1750 with Oresta)

Enjoy an EMINENCE ORGANIC Facial once a month for a year. We individually customize each monthly treatment to address your skin concerns and achieve the most optimum results. The facials include a skin analysis, cleansing, exfoliation, extractions, treatment serum and masque and an eyebrow cleanup to firm, revitalize and strengthen your skin, resulting in a youthful vital glow. A signature massage of the face, decollete, arm and and legs are included. We cater to vegan, gluten-free, nut-free and those with other sensitivities.



Purchase 6 Teen Facials + Receive the 7th FREE


The Teen Facial is the perfect introduction to healthy skin care. It focuses on educating teens on how to care for teen skin. The facial is customized for those with minimal hormonal blemishes or severe acne. It will calm and reduce redness and irritation while flushing out impurities. The addition of LED therapy or high frequency will assist in healing breakouts. 




The Micro Current Facelift with Oresta is a series of 12 micro current treatments targeted to firm and tone the skin and decrease fine lines and wrinkles without invasive fillers, needles or surgery. This facial rejuvenation treatment works in harmony with the natural energy systems of the body using micro current (electrical stimulation) to re-educate facial muscles. It works deep into the skin’s surface to trigger the healing response in skin cells that have been injured resulting in a boost in collagen production and cellular repair and an overall healthy glow.

For optimum results, the series of 12 treatments involves two weekly treatments over a 6 week period. The first week and fourth week will incorporate an organic facial with the micro current treatment. You will also receive a home care kit to promote results.


-  Facials redeemable in the 2018 calendar year (Jan 1 to Dec 31, 2018)

-  Facials are NOT transferrable

-  The entire package must be paid for at time of purchase

-  Prices do not include tax.  Taxes will be charged at time of purchase.


November 23, 2017


Small Business Saturday SALE

Oresta and Laryssa are sisters, business partners, healthy beauty aficionados and best friends. We are proud to be a local, independent, family-owned business working together with an incredible team of women. Established in 2001, ORESTA was a visionary in healthy beauty and has grown from a one room spa to three brick and mortar locations in Ottawa as well as an online store. We are passionate about holistic beauty and about guiding you to a happy and healthy relationship with your skin and your body. We believe that no woman should ever compromise her health for beauty. As mothers, we are committed to educating you about the ingredients in personal care products that you are using on yourself and your family and the effect that these ingredients may have on your health. As acne sufferers, we understand firsthand the frustrations of problem skin and your desire to have clear, healthy, and glowing skin. As women, we are committed to helping you achieve healthy, radiant and rejuvenated skin with safe, non-invasive treatments and whole plant, organic, nutrient rich skin care. We have personally curate the best organic + natural brands of skin care, makeup, hair care and personal products on the market available in our shops and online. We are invested in your skin and your health. We thank you for supporting and trusting us. It means the world to us. 
                                                                                    Oresta + Laryssa ❤️
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November 20, 2017


Laurel Abundant Harvest Facial

The Laurel Abundant Harvest Facial is finally here and we couldn't be more excited. This unique facial is inspired by our Earth's bounty. It offers a customized approach to your skin's needs with over 50 impeccably sourced vital, skin-loving organic, biodynamic whole plants thriving in abundance that have been expertly blended by Laurel into treatment powder masques and loose tea compresses. By maintaining the integrity of the fruits, leaves, petals and roots in their whole, raw state, they offer maximum efficacy and reveal noticeably more supple skin. 

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