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The Mātauranga behind using a Face Oil

Facial oils are seemingly everywhere right now, and they have a long history in skin care. In fact, the ancient Egyptians reportedly used oils in cosmetics as early as 4500 B.C.E. Ancient cultures including the ancient Greeks, the ancient Egyptian...
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Caring for oily skin

Oily skin is the result of excessive sebum production. The skin secretes an oily, waxy substance called sebum in the sebaceous glands, which are below the epidermis (surface) layer of the skin. This passes through the corneocytes (skin cells) to t...
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Managing eczema with native plants

Eczema (scientifically known as atopic dermatitis) is a condition that is characterized by red and itchy skin. It is a chronic condition which flares periodically. There has been no cure found but there are ways to treat and minimize it. The exact...
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Survival of the bees

Awareness has significantly grown around the world about not just the harmful impacts of industrial agriculture, but the fact that it is killing bee populations at an alarming rate.Bees are important for our ecosystems for the role they play ...
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The intersection of land, whakapapa and pūrākau

Within the corpus of knowledge of Ngāti Rehua, mē Ngā Puhi hoki, this is our understanding of the intersection of land, whakapapa and our pūrakau. They are what we have been told by our elders, and is specific to our region only; this is our inter...
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The scientific benefits of mānuka honey as a cleanser

It is apparent when comparing the two, that mānuka honey is different to regular honey. Mānuka honey with its dark colour and thick texture can only be produced by bees pollinating the Leptospermum scoparium plant, commonly known as mānuka trees w...
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