Boots & Pine


Julie Clark in Little Portugal

Where did you grow up?

I grew up in Halifax.

What do you do for a living?

I am an Aromatherapist. I have a small company called Province Apothecary. I make organic skincare + perfumes and  give custom facials in my Toronto studio!

How did you get started?
I moved to Toronto in 2010 to study Aromatherapy and Holistic Health. I spent the first year learning and trying every raw material I could get my hands on. Since then, I have been focusing on finding organic and local, raw materials and using them to heal my skin and my friends’ skin!

What’s your favourite thing about your neighbourhood?
I love all the new restaurants + shops that are popping up! This area has changed so much in the last 2 years!

What’s the last treasure you found?
2 amazing macrame plant hangers my friend Mariel made! I love her stuff.

If you were going to eat your last meal in Toronto, where and what would you eat?
My boyfriend’s house! I would get him to recreate the meal he made for our first date- he makes the most amazing polenta.

If you could have a sleepover with anyone who has ever existed, who would it be?
Marguerite Maury, the pioneer of Aromatherapy. I’d be happy if she just gave me one of her legendary aromatherapy massages.

If your life was a TV show, what would be the theme song?

Whenever I am making products, Jennifer Castle’s opening line from “Remembering” comes to mind- she sings about getting to the garden and picking herbs.

What does Toronto need that it doesn’t have now?
I bike everywhere so I’m going to say bike lanes + bike posts in my area.

Visit Province Apothecary online for beautiful natural products.

© 2012 Arden Wray