When not working as a medical doctor and university lecturer, Dr. Roohi Qureshi whips up her own argan-enriched beauty line, Leaves of Trees, now carried at chic boutiques like Pink Tartan. We met up with the genial 43-year-old founder at her new flagship store (177 Queen Street East, Toronto), which opens its doors May 1. The shelves are stocked with “apothecary” goodies, including orange blossom argan oil, rose cardamom hand and body lotion, and made-from-scratch soaps (available with lovely custom-designed wrappers, just in time for wedding-favour season). Coming soon for fall and winter: candles, a baby line and even culinary oils.
You’re a medical doctor?
I still am! My specialty is occupational medicine, which deals with the interaction of work on health, and health on work. I used to have a clinical practice, but now I do consulting for the corporate occupational health department at St. Mike’s and Sunnybrook hospitals here in Toronto.
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