province apothecary

A few years ago I wandered into a shop on Dundas, Penny Arcade, and saw a line of skincare products for sale called Province Apothecary. It was organic and made in Toronto. Intrigued, I bought a facial serum and afterwards started seeing Province Apothecary for sale at many of the shops I love to visit, as well as at some of the local fleas. I was always too shy to approach the woman behind the line, Julie Clark, and say hello. Long story short, eventually I was invited to her studio (which happens to be a five minute walk away from my apartment), spent a very inspiring few hours chatting with her, and asked if I could come back for some photos to share her beautiful space with you. The next day she led a workshop on Herbal Infusions with Kinfolk; she keeps quite busy leading workshops at places such as Likely General (for news, be sure to like PA on Facebook).

Julie is a certified holistic health practitioner and aromatherapist, and her handcrafted line reflects her desire to use the purest raw materials. She offers various facial treatments in her studio, which, since she is an aromatherapist, smells amazing. I could smell lavender in my hair for the rest of the day.

Enjoy these shots! They speak for themselves, really.

Hi, Julie!

She hand-dyed these silk curtains and I think they’re amazing.

In these photos Julie was making me a custom serum which I have been enjoying. I looooove using oils instead of moisturizers, and feeling good about the ingredients in them.

Province also has a really lovely perfume line. I wore No. 7 all summer long.

Thanks, Julie!


  1. I like this post really - and not only because I´m a non-medical practitioner and I´m also working with aromatherapy :)

    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena


  2. These are so lovely and Province's products sound amazing! Thanks for sharing.

  3. What a beautiful looking spot!

  4. Beautiful photos of a beautiful space. I took the Kinfolk workshop with Julie and she's an exceptional person/practitioner. Thanks for sharing!

  5. I love how you show the special, uniques sites around Toronto. I would love love loooove to try some of her products when I'm back in the city. Thanks for sharing this with us!

  6. oh so lovely sounding, I am definitely going to look up her products when I'm in town this weekend. Also now I just want to string up dried herbs and flowers all over my apartment. Thanks for sharing!!



  7. Interesting! I'll have to head over there and check her out!

  8. These are such lovely photos, looks like a beautiful studio, so earthy and natural.
    Kim x

  9. This looks amazing!
    I really want to try the perfume now :)

  10. oh wow, I will definitely be looking for these products in my general travels around Toronto now... I love the size of the perfumes.