Newfoundland and Labrador
We are a small company dedicated to crafting high-quality products with a distinct artistic flair!
We are a mother/ daughter team making all natural skincare products that are simple, yet beautiful and effective. We like adding a unique and special touch to our products. As proud Newfoundlanders, we’ve connected our products to the beauty and simplicity of our Outport communities. For example, we have named our body butters after local communities that represent the essence of each scent. We also handpick empty mussel shells from our beaches, clean, sterilize, and attach them to each body scrub as a scoop. Most of our products are unisex, as we believe men should have equal access to quality skin care just as women do. All of our products, except our lip balms which contain beeswax, are vegan. We also use therapeutic grade essential oils and never use dyes or fragrances or preservatives. On top of that, our products are gluten free, made with mostly organic ingredients, leaping bunny approved and are 100% natural.
The Dictionary of Newfoundland English defines nish as: soft or tender, delicate; with the nuance that someone nish “cannot stand much cold or hard work”
Karen works as a stay-at-home “mompreneur”, operating a bed & breakfast in picturesque, historic Trinity, Newfoundland.
Committed to products that are better for people, the planet, and the local economy, Karen sourced handmade Newfoundland soaps for her guests, then learned to make them. She selects quality ingredients which nourish, and draw moisture to, the skin, and purchases her ingredients from other small family-centered businesses. Your purchase enables us to make a living and care for our family in outport Newfoundland, so thank you.
For over 17 years, Winward House has designed and manufactured cold process soaps, bath salts & bombs, body butters, and ointments using locally grown/produced ingredients. These ingredients include such things as goat’s milk (her name is Myrtle), iceberg water, labrador tea, kelp, etc.
Producing skin-nourishing delights using things from our pristine environment while preserving our unique culture helps us achieve our moniker “Made by Hand in Newfoundland”.
One of the first members of this Guild (through which we have our professional insurance), and of course registered with Health Canada, our products are available throughout the island and in the Big Land. Recently, we have also expanded to the Maritimes as well.