Kawakawa Balm

$20

Kawakawa Balm - A Natural Healing Balm

A multi-purpose soothing balm, based on the traditional use of Kawakawa for irritations, abrasions, and inflammation. Kawakawa leaves naturally have high anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and analgesic properties, making their extracts incredibly beneficial for relieving skin issues. Made with Sweet Almond and Mānuka Oil, and beeswax from Aotea's own beehives, this Kawakawa Balm is the natural and native skincare remedy that is perfect for dry lips, skin irritations (eczema and psoriasis), bites, sores, and nappy rash. 

Handmade in small batches on Aotea. Product may vary slightly from batch to batch.

  • Made in New Zealand
  • Skin irritations such as eczema, psoriasis, and nappy rash
  • Chapped lips, dry patches, and damaged skin
  • reduces inflammation in the skin
  • 30𝗆ℓ

Directions:
Apply Kawakawa Balm 2-3 times a day to irritated skin and then daily as skin begins to heal. For dry/chapped skin and lips, apply a pea-size amount as needed throughout the day.

Ingredients:

  • Mānuka oil
  • Kawakawa infused sweet almond oil
  • Beeswax

Science:
Macropiper Excelsum, better known as Kawakawa, is incredibly healing. Research shows that it decreases inflammatory markers of nitric oxide as it possesses the bioactive constituents Myrsitcin and Diayangambin, which are anti-inflammatory. When your Aotea Kawakawa Balm is applied the bioactive properties seep into the inflamed or damaged tissue to reduce swelling and aid the healing process. Further, the beeswax creates a natural protective seal and the mānuka oil is deeply cleansing. Your Kawakawa Balm is 100% natural and made of only three ingredients: kawakawa infused sweet almond oil, mānuka oil and beeswax.

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Maker Profile

Aotea

 A range of New Zealand made health products inspired by traditional Māori herbal remedies and supported by scientific research. 

Aotea was founded in 2017 – inspired by mātauranga māori (māori knowledge) and this knowledge manifests itself in their range of therapeutic skincare. Aotea is the māori name for Great Barrier Island and it is here where they are from and where they grow the native flora they use (and extract their oils) and spin these into the products in their range. This is all done by their team on their papakāinga (land). 

What is important is what they do brings opportunity to the community where they are based on Aotea. In light of which they have decided (despite the difficulty) to grow, extract and manufacture all the products rather than outsource this. Aotea is proud to say that for every year they have been in business they have provided scholarships to their rangatahi māori to attend high school and they are in the process of creating more jobs for whānau.

What is also important to Aotea is spearheading the science that will give credibility to the anecdotal history and knowledge māori have for the healing flora of Aotearoa. They now have a committed R&D team to determine innovative ways to not only extract some of the plant agents in the flora they use but also undertake clinical tests of these plant agents.

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