Multi-purpose antibacterial oil that effectively treats blemishes, cuts, & abrasions
Suitable for normal & acne-prone skin types
A multi-purpose oil renowned for its antibacterial and anti-fungal properties that effectively cleans the skin naturally. This oil has a wide range of uses such as treating acne, as well as reducing general redness and inflammation by clearing congested pores. It can also be used to treat cuts, abrasions, and to support wound healing by targeting infection-causing bacteria. Research shows that mānuka 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.
Handmade in small batches on Aotea. Product may vary slightly from batch to batch.
Use topically as a spot treatment by applying a couple of drops directly to the blemished/troubled area after cleaning, or dilute by mixing a few drops into a carrier oil before applying.
DID YOU KNOW?
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.