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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November 19, 2017


Introducing the NEW Eminence Organic Marine + Jade Contouring Facial

Experience the nourishing powers of marine algae and peptides with the healing and contouring properties of the jade facial roller to reveal glowing, firm skin with visibly fewer lines and wrinkles.

During the month of November, book a Marine + Jade Contouring Facial and enjoy a complimentary Restorative Eye Treatment (value $40) to reduce puffiness, dark circles and fine lines.


October 03, 2017




October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. We have all been affected by breast cancer, whether it be personally or with a mother, sister, coworker or friend.

Commonly referred to as Pinktober, walk into a grocery, hardware or drug store and you will find an array of pink ribboned candy, toilet paper, t-shirts, screwdrivers and even a bucket of chicken.... all in the name of breast cancer awareness.

Unfortunately, these pink ribbon initiatives are beneficial to the corporation's bottom line rather than the women who are at risk of or living with breast cancer. They capitalize on the pink ribbon to promote a perception of being part of the solution to the cancer epidemic. Sadly, some of the Breast Cancer Awareness pink ribbon products contain carcinogenic pollutants that are actually harmful to our health. It's difficult to comprehend how a corporation that proudly promotes itself as a champion in the fight against breast cancer refuse to remove cancer-causing substances from its products.

This practice is referred to as Pink Washing

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September 28, 2017


Fall Foods For Luminous Skin

You are what you eat - it's true, the health of your skin is directly affected by what you eat. Foods grown organically retain more beneficial nutrients than their conventionally grown counterparts and are kinder to the environment.

Your skin may be feeling the effects of days spent out in the sun but fall brings many fruits and vegetables that can help restore suppleness to your skin.

On your next trip to the grocers or your local Farmer's Market, seek out the following foods rich in antioxidants to help you achieve healthy, glowing skin.


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September 01, 2017


Healthy Pits + Effective Deodorants

There has been a great deal of news about the hazards of antiperspirants and their toxic ingredients. Making the switch from a conventional deodorant to a natural deodorant can be challenging. There is a transition period as the body goes through a detoxification purging and reseting itself but don't sweat it. The transition is worth healthy, chemical-free pits!

We have traditionally used an anti-perspirant to help control perspiration. Anti-perspirants contain chemical ingredients that clog pores to prevent the release of perspiration, however, when sweat builds up behind the blocked ducts, it can becomes trapped beneath the skin resulting in bumps, swelling and a buildup of bacteria which causes odour. The acidity of these chemicals also causes a reaction with fabric that leaves yellow perspiration stains on our clothes.

Natural deodorant reduce toxic chemicals load on the skin and limit the likelihood of experiencing skin irritation. They contain a variety of beneficial ingredients that include baking soda (to neutralize odour and absorb sweat), witch hazel (a natural non-irritating astringent that evaporates sweat and soothes razor burn), antibacterial essential oils (prevent odour and the growth of bacteria) and mineral salts to create a temporary layer on the skin that is non-irritating, non-clogging, prevent the growth of bacteria and odour.

When transitioning to an all-natural deodorant, your body may need a couple of weeks to adjust. You may notice a detox period. This is your body ridding itself of your old antiperspirant and the chemicals in the antiperspirant.  You may notice a rash, heavy perspiration and/or odour. As natural deodorants control odour, not perspiration, you may need to be reapply throughout the day. until your body adjusts to the changes. Be patient. The process of finding the deodorant that works best for your body chemistry may involve trying a number of different deodorants.

Below is a detailed detox journey from Kaia.

 At ORESTA, we carry a variety of tried + true artisan natural deodorants. 

Meow Meow Tweet creates all-natural, vegan deodorants in cream and stick formulas. Their baking soda-free variety is ideal for those with sensitive underarms. The deodorants contain arrowroot powder to control moisture, shea butter and jojoba to moisturize and soothe dryness and essential oils to combat odour. 

K’pure Get Closer All Natural deodorants are created in Vancouver, BC. The light, whipped mousse texture is moisturizing, deodorizing and absorbs wetness. It contains organic shea butter, cocoa butter and almond oil to moisturize while the activated charcoal absorbs wetness and the baking soda and essential oils deodorize. Can also be applied to feet to control odour and wetness.  Canada on Apple

Kaia Takesumi deodorants (Ta-keh-su-mee is bamboo charcoal, a time-honoured Japanese secret for odour control and detoxification) deodorant is a combination of activated charcoal and natural fermentation technology that acts like a magnet to draw out toxins and fight odour-causing bacteria. The deodorants are baking soda free and stop odour for up to 12 hours.  Canada on Apple

Soapwalla deodorants are all natural, vegan and uniquely powerful. They contain superfine vegetable powders and clays, as well as essential oils to absorb moisture, discourage bacteria and combat odour. The frosting-like consistency allows for easy manual application and rapid absorption. Ideal for all skin types.

Locally produced Undercarriage deodorant is ideal for not only the underarms but also for under the belt, thighs and breasts. It is a great moisture repellent for those hot, humid days. The deodorant contains arrowroot, baking soda, beeswax, and oils for hydrating and silk dry finish. Available in 4 varieties: lavender, coconut lime, vanilla + unscented. Canada on Apple

Mbeze deodorettes are mini deodorants with a cosmetic look versus a deodorant stick that will conveniently fit in any clutch, makeup bag or even back pocket. They contain beeswax organic coconut, grape seed and sunflower oils, essential oil blends + zinc oxide. They are available in 5 varieties.

Our Beechwood gallery + Hintonburg Apothecary location will be open on Saturday 10am to 5pm and then closed for the Long Weekend only to reopen on Tuesday, September 5th. The Glebe confectionery will be closed Saturday, September 2nd until Wednesday, September 6th.

Wishing you a safe, fun-filled family weekend!
Our computer at the ORESTA Glebe location is still undergoing a procedure to replace its hard drive. In the meantime, we have lost all of our appointments. If you have an appointment booked at our Glebe location, we are unable to confirm your appointment. We kindly ask you to PLEASE call us to let us know when we can expect you.