Lashes, Skin Care + Soups: 3 Fantastic Businesses at Spring Lake Ranch

Spring Lake Ranch is known for its beautiful custom homes, friendly residents, and natural surroundings. But did you know that it’s also home to the owners of some fantastic local businesses?

These three Spring Lake women have transformed their passions into their careers. We’re excited to share their stories, and welcome you to check out their wonderful products and services. Supporting local businesses is so important to keep our communities thriving–we’re proud to spread the word!

Lash & Co. ~ Eyelash Extensions

How cozy and relaxing is this space? Welcome to the treatment room of Lash & Co. at Spring Lake Ranch.

Owner Kristen Baker-Lepp is a PremierLash certified Lash Extentionist and Educator. She has been doing lashes for the last four years, and offers classic, volume, or mega volume looks customized for each client. Lash & Co. uses premium quality faux mink (100% silk) lashes and applies them 1-1 (1 faux lash to every natural lash), the best method for protecting your natural lashes. Kristen creates a spa-like experience for her clients with a heated bed and wonderful ambient music.

And as you can see, the lashes speak for themselves!

Follow Lash & Co. on instagram @lash.co

Spring Lake Naturals

Back in 2009, Terry Caron, a nurse, was researching natural ingredients to create a skin aid for a friend with psoriasis. Thus, the Healing Salve was born. The product worked for her friend’s flare-up, inspiring Terry to continue on this path. Soon she created herb-infused soaps and a lip balm, and began selling her products at local farmers markets. She quickly gained a loyal following!

Today Spring Lake Naturals is run by a team of three (with Denise Fortowsky and Raven King), and based in Stony Plain. All three women create products for the company, and you can find everything at the shop from bath bombs (they have more than 50 scents) and loofah bars to Relax Wax Candles and Melts. The products are also available on the Spring Lake Naturals site, and you can follow them on facebook here.

We love their focus on natural ingredients, and the products smell AMAZING.

The Jalapeno Mama

SLR resident Andrea Kosolofski runs a local business called “The Jalapeno Mama.” Most of the year, you can find her at the Stony Plain Farmers’ Market serving up her homemade soup and salsa creations–some spicy and some savory!

She LOVES food and this winter started teaching Meal Prepping Classes and how to cook in an Instant Pot to save time and money.  As a busy Mom of 2 kids, Andrea took her love of food and turned it into a small business helping other families make healthy meal choices. You can find her on facebook as The Jalapeno Mama, where she shares details on the latest products she’s been cooking (you can pre-order!) and upcoming cooking classes.

Thank you for supporting these wonderful women, and stay tuned for more posts on local independent businesses. You can stay up to date with SLR by subscribing to our newsletter (scroll down for sign up) or following us on facebook here and instagram @springlakeranch.

Let’s Go Local: Top Spots For Wellness Near SLR

Hello! We’re back with our second post in the Let’s Go Local series, where we feature fantastic local businesses — most located within minutes of Spring Lake Ranch. Our first post showcased 5 Home Decor shops, and we were thrilled with your response! 

In honor of February being the month of LOVE as well as Heart month (bringing awareness to cardiovascular health), this Let’s Go Local post is all about Wellness and Self Love. 

Sometimes the days and weeks go by so fast we don’t stop to check in on our own wellbeing. Having a regular practice of self care — whether it’s exercise, massage, nutrition based, or something else — can help you feel more present and joyful, even during challenging days.

These five businesses in the Stony Plain and Spruce Grove areas are invaluable to our residents, giving them opportunities to take care of themselves while supporting the local community. We hope it helps you discover a new favourite spot for some “me” time!

That Yoga Place

Located in Spruce Grove, That Yoga Place is a wonderful yoga studio offering daily drop-in hot and warm classes, from flow to yin to strength classes and even gentle candlelit sessions. Special pre-registered classes for youth and children are also available, as well as pre and post-natal sessions and a variety of workshops. (Acro for Beginners, Spring Detox Hot Flow, Learn to Fly and more are all coming up!) It really is a gem.

Says Josie Aleatha Willson: “Great variety of classes, all teachers are awesome and have unique personalities that shine through in their teachings.”

Bonus: Phoenix Physical Therapy is located in the same facility.

Bloom Therapy

Massage, acupuncture and holistic nutrition are all offered at Bloom Therapy, a wellness centre with two locations in Spruce Grove (in the Tri Village and Perpetual Fitness). Bloom’s team of practitioners help clients feel a sense of balance and healing in mind AND body. If you’re in need of relaxation, recovering from an injury, or have another concern suitable for holistic treatment, we highly recommend reaching out to Bloom!

Says Teigan McDermid: “Kristy [Bloom Therapy owner] is by far the best massage therapist I have ever had! She is very friendly, receptive, and professional; the atmosphere she has created makes me feel comfortable and relaxed throughout my massage. I always look forward to my next appointment as she goes above and beyond my expectations.”

Bonus: Bloom does direct billing!

Anytime Fitness

As its name suggests, Anytime Fitness — a global gym with locations around the world, including Stony Plain — is open 24/7, making it easier to fit a workout into your busy schedule. It’s super clean, has state-of-the-art equipment (and fresh towel service) and offers classes and personal training for all fitness levels. 

Says Megan Malloy: “Excellent variety of equipment. Lots of classes to choose from and staff is friendly and helpful!”

Bonus: Every Anytime Fitness member gets a free, personalized Get Started Plan when they join. 

Glow Salon Spa Nail

You didn’t think we’d leave out good old-fashioned pampering, did you? At Glow Salon Spa Nail in Spruce Grove, you can leave your worries at the door and settle in for services like a hair cut and colour, facial, massage, manicure, and more. The salon and spa’s hairstylists and spa therapists are highly trained and offer, professional, personalized service throughout your appointment. 

Says Ashley Hollett:  “I highly recommend Glow because of the talented staff, the wonderful atmosphere and the overall experience of being treated like a queen.”

Bonus: The Glow team is so friendly and welcoming!

Simply Health

Simply Health is your one-stop Spruce Grove shop for supplements: they offer everything from vitamins and minerals to herbs and protein powders. The staff prides itself on their customer service, product knowledge and experience — all part of what makes this an award-winning business. They have an excellent selection and take the time to help determine what you truly need.

Says Katie Orr: “Their focus is on customer service and education instead of just selling. I’ve recommended this store to people who aren’t sure where to start as I know they’ll be in good hands.”

Bonus: Membership is free, and members earn one point for every dollar spent on regular priced supplements. Once you get 100 points you can trade them in for $10 off your purchase!

Those are our top five picks for Wellness businesses close to SLR. If you any to add, let us know in the comments on our facebook post. And stay tuned for more Let’s Go Local posts coming this spring and summer!

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