Merlette Vancouver team

Irina Lim

Alina Merke

Merlette Vancouver Team

Hello there!


I am Irina, co-founder, creator and, of course, a user of MERLETTE.

My path began when I started researching skin care products for me and my children, after many over the counter failures. Once I read the ingredients of commercial skin care products I realized that I wanted something more natural and free of parabens suspected of causing oncology deceases.

Most of my free time I spent reading specialized books and did countless hours of experiments on the various types of essential oils and botanical butters. Eventually, this passion brought me to Aromatherapy and I was amazed by how powerful and versatile it is!


I am a Skin care therapist, Certified Aromatherapist, a member of the British Columbia Association of Practicing Aromatherapists (BCAPA) and continue to learn as much as I can every single day to bring you high-quality natural products, which will improve the health and appearance of your skin, and can be used by the whole family.


We are all different and unique, and products that work for some, may not necessarily work for others. However, that is exactly what I am here for.

Let me help you to find the right combination of essential oils and create «your» customized skin care product that will match your skin needs and concerns. It is simple, just drop me a message!


We would really love to hear your feedback, as it helps us to improve and move forward. So, don't hesitate to contact us.



My name is Alina. I am a proud co-founder at MERLETTE, responsible

for communications and branding. I hold an MBA degree in Marketing and Management, as well as a background in law and accounting but my passion

lies with products that are handcrafted with love.


I was raised in a place called Merke, Kazakhstan - a unique area with an immeasurable agrarian riches and location. Growing up we had access to all kinds of natural products from local farmers and neighboring countries, no wonder Merke was a gateway from Asia to Europe on the Great Silk Road. 


Since I was a child, my mother has inspired me to use only the simplest and cleanest products for personal care. One of our favorite things to do together was to make facial masks out of fresh strawberries, honey and black currant. We also liked to create our own shampoo while experimenting with eggs, coffee beans and cognac. Everything we consumed back in the day was organic and we didn’t even think it could be different. 


Today is a different world, and now being a mother to two little cuties,

I’m even more concerned when it comes to my family’s well-being. We use our handcrafted skincare products among our families and are proud to share this experience with you.