Maskwiomin – Traditional Mi’kmaq Skincare

Maskwiomin is producing and selling skincare products made with a traditional Mi’kmaq skin remedy from birch bark. The bark extract, named after the Mi’kmaw words for birch bark of maskwi and omin as oil, was almost lost knowledge and co-founders Tuma Young and Dr. Matthias Bierenstiel spun out this start-up from their health research at Cape Breton University in 2020.

Explore a great selection of creams and soaps for skin issues such as eczema, psoriasis and rashes. Products are available in select Sydney and Baddeck stores as well as online at


Suite 302, 37 Nepean St

Sydney, Nova Scotia

B1P 6A7

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