Suitable for skin irritations such as eczema, psoriasis, & nappy rash
Soothes chapped lips, dry patches, & damaged skin
Reduces inflammation in the skin
A multi-purpose soothing balm, based on the traditional use of Kawakawa for irritations, abrasions, and inflammation. Kawakawa leaves have naturally 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 bee hives, the 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.
Apply Kawakawa Balm 2-3 times a day onto 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.
Aotea was founded in 2017. Inspired by mātauranga māori (māori knowledge), this knowledge manifests itself in their range of therapeutic skincare. Their namesake, Aotea, is the māori name for Great Barrier Island where they are from. It is there that they grow all the native flora that is used in Aotea’s range, extract the active compounds and use these healing extracts for the key tenants in their products.
Aotea has a commitment to their values and culture which are the pillars for their business. In light of which, they have elected — despite the difficulty — to manufacture the entire range of products on their papakāinga (land). This allows them to create jobs in their community. Further, they are proud to be providing scholarships to their rangatahi māori on Aotea to attend high schooling in Auckland, as there is no high school on Aotea.
This thinking pervades their direction and what they are as a business. Two things they are investing into significantly is the research and development attached to their products and flora, as well as sustaining a completely circular economy where waste is designed out. Building onto their existing solar farm, the operation of their facilities are completely carbon neutral, and their range of products has a minimal carbon footprint.