Botanical Apothecary, Skincare Boutique & Spa
Sometimes the world feels too busy, too hurried. We’re multi-tasking and managing inboxes when what we really crave is a bit of calm, a patch of peace. And beauty. Exquisite beauty.
If you’re like us, you’re feeling a quiet call to reconnect with the natural world. To indulge in sacred pleasures – like our great-ancestors before us did. To savour the spray of rose water, or the glisten of organic oil on skin, or the joy of hand-grinding fragrant herbs. This is what we do.
“Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.” —KAHLIL GIBRAN
Welcome to Kolya Naturals
KOLYA NATURALS is a natural skincare boutique , botanical apothecary, learning kitchen and spa in Edmonton, Alberta. We founded this special place based on a passion for herbs, flowers, natural scents… and the pleasure and pampering that come from learning how to play with them.
In the Skincare Boutique & Spa, we are sometimes accused of being purists and natural skincare junkies, who unapologetically and continually seek out new and amazing beauty products. We line our shelves with the most pure skincare collections and raw ingredients we can find. What that means for our customers is that you can always come back and find new botanical treasures with us. We are committed to care that is not only wholesome and healthful, but truly effective in treating and caring for the skin. We believe in nourishing the body and the skin…from within.
Those of us in the botanical apothecary, which we endearingly call our Aromatique, delight in gathering the plants as close to nature as we can find them. We offer classes and seminars based around essential oils, organic herbs and raw ingredients, that teach people how to handcraft skincare and herbal remedies. Earths Aromatique, our line of raw ingredients from nature, are used in these classes – herbs, essential oils, roots, berries, botanical butters, plant waxes, carrier oils and more. And these pure ingredients – contents that echo what was once found in the European apothecaries of antiquity – are what line our shelves too. Our Aromatique is about bringing the old knowledge of plant medicine back into the home, while respecting the earth that so freely provides.
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It is a comfort to me that Kolya has become a place where so many call home. Though it was originally intended to be a place where people could enjoy organic spa treatments and learn about alternative wholistic remedies and skincare, it has developed into a trusted hub shared by staff and customers alike – who have incredible knowledge and passion for all things offered by nature.
Many from our team feel we are in a unique position where we get to learn as much as we teach; that we are nurtured as much as we give. We share stories, recipes, laughter (and even tears)… we have become an extraordinary kind of family.
But it is because of you, our ever-faithful customers that have supported us for the past 15 years, that we continue to thrive. You walk in with enthusiasm and great, great questions, and share our excitement for oils, herbs, recipes and new skincare hand picked for Kolya’s boutique. You, dear customers, have become family too…
So it is with tremendous gratitude, that we thank you.