Soothe is an eco-conscious, cruelty-free and vegan spa. Soothe carries the highest quality organic, eco-friendly products such as Eminence Organic Skin Care who plant a tree for every product sold. In the winter of 2021, Soothe earned Green Spa Certification from Eminence.
“Organic products are important to us because we believe in enhancing your wellness naturally. our products are proudly free of parabens, animal by-products, propylene glycol, sodium lauryl sulphates, harmful colourants and fragrances, mineral oils, petroleum, and other harsh cosmetic chemicals." Eminence uses ethically sourced ingredients, solar-powered & biodynamic farming practices.
Soothe offers a natural, clean Canadian makeup line; Elate Cosmetics with refillable and biodegradable bamboo compacts - even the refill packaging is well thought out - with unbleached seed paper to plant and watch flowers grow! other eco-friendly examples are locally crafted natural shampoo and hair conditioner bars.
Gloria believes it is very important to support local businesses and loves being part of the downtown community. Soothe has featured a variety of local products over the years such as Esskin, Ossetra, Britaniola, Jacobean, Canadian crafted natural Elate make-up, and local pottery, jewelry, musicians CD’s and writers books have come through. The walls of the historic building that houses Soothe, display the work of local artists, (presently featuring Keli-Ann Pye-Bashara, Paddy Barry, and others), which are available for sale.
The risk of investing in Soothe continues to be rewarding in many ways - and it proved to be an inspiration for Gloria’s talented daughter and business partner Skye Tostowaryk who has created a solid and exciting career in make-up artistry and special effects for film & television.