This month we would love to introduce you to this local company, Ailie Wellness. Founder Dr. Gary Pekoe created a space focused on bringing others together as a community through the principal foundations of Discovery, Empowerment and Transformation. From natural skincare products to essential oils and meditation classes, Ailie aims to bridge all areas of wellness into one. They plan to continue adding more alternative, creative ways to bring about all different aspects of wellness together as a whole.
Learn more about Ailie Wellness & Gary below in his interview with the WestSide Market and come check them out at the market September 1st.
Business: Ailie Wellness
Owner: Dr. Gary Pekoe
Product: Products that relieve uncomfortable skin concerns like eczema, psoriasis, skin infections, and molluscum without pain, antibiotics or the fear of drug resistance.
Tell us about your business, how did you get started?
Ailie Wellness was designed to create a space focused on bringing others together as a community through our principal foundations of Discovery, Empowerment and Transformation. From our natural skincare products to essential oils and meditation classes, Ailie aims to bridge all areas of wellness into one. We plan to continue adding more alternative, creative ways to bring about all different aspects of wellness together as a whole.
How long have you been in business?
Before Ailie Wellness was born, I founded Ailie in 2014 to provide natural skincare products based on a unique potent rainforest botanical that works to restore the body to its healthy state. We quickly outgrew our original location, added DoTerra Essential Oils to our offering, and moved to the Cheviot area in 2015. This gave us the opportunity to open Ailie Wellness Center so we could combine all aspects of wellness together in one space.
What would you the someone who wants to start their own business?
A key part of our success is the passion we have and commitment to make the community a better place. Anytime you do anything that you enjoy and are passionate about, you find success. If you’re going to start your own business, make sure it is something you truly love! Why waste a second of this precious life doing anything else?!
Where do you get your inspiration from?
Everyday life provides us with so many opportunities to strive towards wellness, which inspires us tremendously! Our goal is to bring that passion and inspiration and incorporate it into the center for all! People everywhere in this day and age are growing, changing, and looking for ways to constantly improve and create something better. We are passionate about others and their passions, because when people do what they love, they begin to feel good; and when a person feels good they tend to do more of what they love!
Where do you see your business in 5 years?
In 5 years we see us with much more community support as well as acceptance. We hope to create and cultivate strong community ties, strong community outreach and a stronger and versatile core of others who really want to make differences in their lives and the lives of others in their own unique way!
Where can readers find our more about your work?
You can always stop by the store (location below or you can check us out (both Ailie Skincare, and Ailie Wellness Center) at www.ailiebio.com or www.ailiewellness.com. Also join our Facebook pages: Ailie Skincare, AilieBio, and Ailie Wellness. You can also stop by the center or store any time to chat!