By Laura Keil
Sherrie Houghton is launching a made-in-Valemount line of natural skincare and spa products which she hopes to market across Canada.
The Australian-born Naturopath, massage therapist and spa practitioner came to Valemount several years ago and has been living here on-and-off. Since becoming engaged to a local man, she decided to work more locally.
“I want to be here and be part of the community, so I put all my skills and knowledge together to create a natural skin care brand.”
She says her products are specifically designed for spa treatments and also for your regular skincare routine, so every day can feel like a spa day. She ran an eco-spa on Haida Gwaii and had trouble sourcing products for all treatments from a single supplier. Her line of products fills this niche.
In addition to the products being small-batch, the ingredients are largely organic and all are “natural” and cruelty-free. She says she uses only certified distributors that provide a certificate of the ingredient’s origin. She is also aiming for a unique distinction: having her products, including packaging, 100% eco-friendly. That means deodorants in paperboard tubes, and creams/lotions in glass bottles or aluminum containers.
Her line of products includes facial care, body care, skin balms, lip balms, natural deodorants and bath treats.
You can browse and purchase products via her website: emeraldearthorganicspa.com
She can be contacted by email at [email protected]