Get to Know Us

NIMKII (nim-key) - thunder

As an indigenous and queer-owned brand, inclusivity and empowerment is at the heart of all that we do. We bring you the essence of organic skincare and bath products, crafted with love and rooted in the spirit of self-care. We also don't take ourselves too seriously, so get ready to join the silliness and magical musings. 

We take a lot of pride in offering a unique blend of organic skincare and bath products that go beyond conventional beauty routines. Our formulations are a tribute to the wisdom passed down through generations, merging traditional knowledge with a modern twist.

Our products are crafted to celebrate the beauty of every individual, irrespective of gender, identity, or background. We embrace the diversity of our community and aspire to create a space where everyone feels seen, valued, and cherished.

Our journey began with a vision to intertwine the richness of indigenous traditions with a contemporary approach to self-care. Each product reflects our dedication to quality, sustainability, and the nurturing essence of nature. 

We invite you to explore our collection, where every bottle tells a story, and every jar holds the promise of transformative self-love. Join us in embracing your roots, celebrating your uniqueness, and infusing a little magic into your daily self-care routine. Welcome to NIMKII — where skincare becomes a ritual, and every moment is an opportunity for self love. 🌿🌈

 


A love note from our founder, Shannon-Blue Nanibush: 

Miigwetch for going on this journey with me! I wouldn't be where I am today without the incredible support from our community. What started as a little Instagram shop selling my mother's dreamcatchers, NIMKII has grown into more than I could have ever imagined. Getting to share my passion for bath and beauty products has been a dream I've had for quite sometime. I hope you'll enjoy what's next for this brand, our story and the memories we'll make together along the way. 

gi-zaagi'in (I love you). 

 

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Do you ship outside of Canada?

Sadly, at this time we are not offering International shipping. Stay tuned for future updates!

How do essential oils help my skin?

Essential oils can offer various benefits for the skin due to their natural properties. Here are several ways in which essential oils can contribute to skin health:

Moisturization:

  • Many essential oils, such as lavender, chamomile, and rose, have hydrating properties that can help moisturize the skin, preventing dryness and flakiness.

Anti-Inflammatory:

  • Essential oils like chamomile, tea tree, and lavender possess anti-inflammatory properties, which can help soothe irritated skin and reduce redness.

Antioxidant Protection:

  • Certain essential oils, including frankincense, rosemary, and geranium, contain antioxidants that help protect the skin from free radical damage, promoting a more youthful appearance.

Acne Treatment:

  • Tea tree, lavender, and bergamot essential oils have antimicrobial properties that may help combat acne-causing bacteria, making them beneficial for individuals with acne-prone skin.

Anti-Aging Effects:

  • Essential oils such as rosehip, frankincense, and myrrh are known for their potential anti-aging effects, helping to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

It's important to note that individual reactions to essential oils can vary, and it's advisable to perform a patch test before applying them to larger areas of the skin.

Are essential oils pet safe?

While essential oils can offer many benefits to humans, it's crucial to exercise caution when using them around pets. Some essential oils can be harmful to certain animals due to their unique physiology. Here are some general guidelines:

  1. Cats: Cats are particularly sensitive to essential oils, especially those high in phenols. Oils such as tea tree, citrus, peppermint, eucalyptus, and cinnamon can be toxic to cats. It's generally advisable to avoid using essential oils around them unless under the guidance of a veterinarian.
  2. Dogs: Dogs can tolerate essential oils better than cats, but there are still oils that may be harmful. Avoid oils like tea tree, cinnamon, citrus, pennyroyal, and pine. Always dilute essential oils when using them around dogs, and monitor their reactions.

Where can I find NIMKII products in Ottawa?

You can find a selection of our products with our friends at Morning Owl Parkdale located at 229 Armstrong St! Grab an oat latte and browse our offerings in their store front.

We also sell at various markets throughout the Ottawa Valley. Follow us on Instagram to see where we'll be next!