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Essentials Pack

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Give the gift of wellness with the Aotea essential pack. Pack includes three of Aotea's core products: Kawakawa Balm, Kumarahou and Manuka Hand & Body Wash and Mānuka Oil. Natural and native skincare remedies that are soft, effective and healing. Research shows that Manuka oil is 30 x more powerful than Tea Tree Oil and it is considered to be one of the most potent, 100% natural, disinfectants on the planet. Handmade in small batches on Aotea.
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Kawakawa 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 Manuka Oil, and beeswax from Aotea's own bee hives, 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.

Kumarahou and Manuka Hand & Body Wash: A gentle wash containing kumarahou and manuka honey to effectively cleanse without stripping the skin. Kumarahou, Pomaderris Kumarahou, has a very high saponin content. Saponin is a surfactant, which means that it can naturally foam into a lather. Most conventional soaps contain chemicals to create foam. Kumarahou was traditionally referred to as 'gum diggers soap', as the gum diggers of the 1800s would use kumarahou and water to remove kauri gum or tree sap from their hands when they were working. We have included manuka oil to our formulation, acting as a powerful natural disinfectant. This hand and body wash is beautifully gentle, very healing and 100% natural.

Manuka Oil: A multi-purpose, anti-bacterial, and anti-fungal oil that effectively cleans the skin. This oil has a wide range of uses such as treating acne, as well as reducing general redness and inflammation by clearing congested pores. You can also use to naturally treat cuts, abrasions, and to support wound healing by killing infection-causing bacteria. Research shows that Manuka oil contains a vast range of terpenoids that inhibit the growth of bacteria and fungi. It is 30x more powerful than Tea Tree Oil and is considered to be one of the most potent 100% natural disinfectants on the planet.

Please note, due to the nature of using all natural ingredients, product may vary slightly from batch to batch. 

Meet the maker


Great Barrier Island, New Zealand

A range of New Zealand made health products inspired by traditional Māori herbal remedies and supported by scientific research. Aotea was founded in 2017. We are inspired by mātauranga māori (māori knowledge) and this knowledge manifests itself in our 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 used (and extract their oils) and spin these into the products in their range. This is all done by Aotea's team on their papakāinga (land). What is important to Aotea is that they bring 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 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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