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History of Soap Making and what makes our Kūmarahou wash special

The history of soap goes back thousands of years with the earliest record of soap making around 2800 BC. The ancient Babylonians made a basic soap from fats boiled with wood ashes & it was used primarily for cleaning wool & cotton used to...
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How to make Kawakawa Balm

How to Make Kawakawa Balm   The Kawakawa plant has a long history as an important component in traditional Māori medicine (rongoā.) It is still widely used today. Its powerful anti-microbial properties which inhibit the growth of bacteria, viruses...
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What rights protect indigenous peoples?

Worldwide  The UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples 2007 is an up to date statement with international force that affirms that indigenous peoples are equal to all other peoples, while recognizing the right of all peoples to be differ...
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What is Rongoā?

What is rongoā? Rongoā is the traditional holistic Māori healing system, which often uses the medicinal properties of New Zealand native plants. Though early Māori lacked contemporary understanding of the body’s immune system, nonetheless they wer...
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What are the different strengths of Mānuka Honey and what are they best for?

Mānuka Honey is renowned for its antimicrobial nature and healing properties, however not all Mānuka Honey is the same. Mānuka Honey comes in a range of different strengths and it is helpful to match the right strength with the right application. ...
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Four reasons why you need a jar of Mānuka Honey

Manuka Honey is world renowned as it possesses the highest antimicrobial content of any honey on the planet. This means that it helps fight winter illnesses when consumed and it is also anti-fungal when applied to the skin and can fight all for...
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