Our Story


Plant based skin & body products, and unique fragrances - esthetician formulated since 2012.

While working as a licensed esthetician, makeup & lash artist, I created beautiful perfumes and natural skin care as gifts for friends & family. The overwhelmingly positive feedback I received led me to take the next step, and Akima Botanicals was born. I formulate & handcraft everything from product to label, and run every aspect of my business myself. Since my new business was so close to my passions in work & life in general, I decided on an equally personal business name for my brand, choosing Akima, my stage name as a former semi-professional belly dancer.

I began selling direct to customers in various farmers markets, festivals, & retail locations. In my skin & body care products I use only eco-friendly, natural, cruelty free, responsibly wild-harvested botanicals and ingredients. They never contain parabens, phthalates, artificial colors, fragrances or preservatives. When fragrance oils are used (Akima Aromas only), I carefully select only the most premium quality oils tested for purity and safety. Green manufacturing and mindful operations are always practiced. All containers are recyclable and all products & ingredients are eco-friendly and cruelty free.

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Thanks for reading my story and supporting a small indie business. I hope you enjoy what I have to offer.