Kara Kawa Ingredients

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Here at Kara Kawa, we care about our ingredients, we only use 100% Natural ingredients.
We source only the best natural ingredients for our products.

Kara Kawa uses the following ingredients:

Kawakawa

Botanical name: Macropiper excelsum
Part of the plant used: Leaves
Extraction method: Steeped in Cold-Pressed Extra Virgin Olive Oil or Cold-Pressed, Naturally Refined Coconut Oil
Origin: Marlborough Sounds, New Zealand

The Kawakawa is a native New Zealand tree that grows near rivers, streams, and the coast. Kawakawa is known for its aromatic heart-shaped holey leaves. The holes come from the Kawakawa looper caterpillar, when picking leaves the ones with the most holes are best.
The Kawakawa leaves have been harvested in the Marlborough Sounds, New Zealand. Karakia (Māori prayer) was performed prior to harvesting. Plants are never over-picked and any unused plant matter is always returned to the earth.
Kawakawa is one of the most important herbs used in Rongoā (traditional Māori medicine). It is used to treat a wide range of ailments including; wounds, skin disorders, stomach issues and burns because of it’s anti-inflammatory, antiviral and antibacterial properties.
Kawakawa is useful both internally and externally, it is great for reducing inflammation and irritation. It can reduce the inflammation of common skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, and skin rashes, as well as joint inflammation and arthritis.
As an antimicrobial herb, Kawakawa has the capacity to kill bugs, making it a wonderful aid for treating any infections.
Kawakawa leaves are steeped in Olive Oil to extract the most out of the leaves for the use in: Kawakawa Healing Balm, Kawakawa Vanilla Lip Balm, and Kawakawa Soap.
Kawakawa leaves are steeped in Coconut Oil to make Kawakawa Body Butter, Kawakawa Lavender Bath Bombs, and Kawakawa Sweet Orange Deodorant.

Kawakawa Plant
Kawakawa

Kawakawa Leaves

Kawakawa leaves are picked, washed, and then dried in a food dehydrator.
Dried Kawakawa leaves are ground down to a fine powder and used in Kawakawa Lavender Bath Bombs.

Kawakawa Leaves Dried
Kawakawa Leaves

Kawakawa Powder

Kawakawa leaves are picked, washed, and then dried in a food dehydrator.
Once dry they are then ground into a fine powder.
This fine Kawakawa Powder is used in Kawakawa Lavender Bath Bombs.

Kawakawa Lavender Bath Bombs Powder and Leaf
Kawakawa Powder

Kawakawa Hydrosol

Kawakawa leaves are picked, washed, and then distilled in a pot still. The water/steam that is extracted has a wonderful rich Kawakawa scent to it.
Plant hydrosols are also known as distilled water, essential waters, hydrolates, herbal waters, and plant waters.
Kawakawa Hydrosol is a distilled Kawakawa water that contains all the properties of fresh Kawakawa leaves.
Kawakawa Hydrosol is used in Kawakawa Lavender Bath Bombs to moisten the mixture, help it stick together, and for its Kawakawa properties.

Kawakawa Hydrosol
Kawakawa Hydrosol

Aqua

Aqua, Distilled Water is used in Kawakawa Soap.
Lye is added to the distilled water and then combined with fats and oils to make soap.

Aqua
Aqua

Beeswax

Botanical name: Cera alba
Part used: Beeswax cappings
Extraction method: Heated and strained
Origin: New Zealand

Beeswax has antibacterial properties helping keep things clean and reducing risks of contamination.
It also helps relieve dry itching skin or sensitive skin.
Because beeswax is anti-allergenic, it is also easily tolerated by even those with reactive skin.
Beeswax is used in: Kawakawa Healing Balm, Kawakawa Sweet Orange Deodorant, and Kawakawa Vanilla Lip Balm.

Beeswax
Beeswax

Citric Acid

Citric Acid is extracted from citrus fruits. It is a great antioxidant and is used in many foods products to extend their shelf life and stop the oxidation.
Citric Acid is used with Sodium Bicarbonate in Kawakawa Lavender Bath Bombs to make them fizz.

Citric Acid
Citric Acid

Coconut Oil

Botanical name: Cocos nucifera
Part of the plant used: Kernel
Extraction method: Cold-Pressed, Naturally refined
Origin: Pacific Islands

This coconut oil is 100% Pure & Natural Pacific Island oil that has been Clay filter refined in New Zealand.
Coconut Oil is rich in short and medium-chain fatty acids as well as being antibacterial, antiviral, antimicrobial, and antifungal, so is good for many health conditions and has excellent healing properties.
Kawakawa leaves are steeped in coconut oil to make the infused Kawakawa coconut oil and used in: Kawakawa Body Butter, Kawakawa Sweet Orange Deodorant, and Kawakawa Lavender Bath Bombs.

Coconut
Coconut

Epsom Salt

INCI Name: Magnesium Sulphate

Epsom salt is used in Kawakawa Lavender Bath Bombs.
Epsom Salts help to soothe muscles, aches, pains, and inflammation. Epsom Salts are high in magnesium sulphate, therefore, are a great source of magnesium.

Epsom Salt
Epsom Salt

Jojoba Oil

Botanical name: Simmondsia Chinensis
Part of the plant used: Kernel
Extraction method: Cold-Pressed
Origin: Argentina

Jojoba is pronounced “Hoh Hoh Buh”
The Jojoba tree is a native shrub to South America. Jojoba oil is actually a liquid wax and not an oil at all.
Jojoba Oil carries natural antibiotic, anti-inflammatory, hypoallergenic, and analgesic qualities. Jojoba Oil easily penetrates the skin and helps to reduce water loss by forming a protective film. It moisturises, revitalises, soothes, and regenerates the skin.
It is used to treat burns, sores, wounds, and many other things. Jojoba Oil is high in vitamins A, D, and E, and minerals and proteins.
Jojoba Oil is used in: Kawakawa Healing Balm, Kawakawa Body Butter, and Kawakawa Vanilla Lip Balm.

Jojoba
Jojoba Oil

Lavender Fragrance Oil

Lavender Fragrance Oil is infused with natural essential oils including lavender. This fragrance oil has a combined scent of lavender, bergamot, and cedar to give the Kawakawa Lavender Bath Bombs a lovely floral classic lavender scent.

Lavender Fragrance Oil
Lavender Fragrance Oil

Lye

Lye in the form of Caustic Soda/Sodium Hydroxide is used in Kawakawa Soap.
Lye converts fats and oils into soap. Through the soap cooking process, all of the lye is cooked out of the soap, leaving you with a lovely block of Kawakawa Soap.

Lye - Caustic Soda
Lye

Olive Oil

Botanical name: Olea europaea
Part of the plant used: Fruit
Extraction Method: Cold-Pressed
Origin: Australia

Olive Oil contains large amounts of antioxidants that help fight diseases, it is an anti-inflammatory and has antibacterial properties.
It is high in monounsaturated fatty acids that make it perfect for restoring and moisturising the skin.
Kawakawa is infused in Olive Oil, and used in: Kawakawa Healing Balm, Kawakawa Soap, and Kawakawa Vanilla Lip Balm.

Olive Oil
Olive Oil

Polysorbate 80

Polysorbate 80 is a stable non-toxic surfactant used in Kawakawa Lavender Bath Bombs to emulsify the oils with the bathwater.
This product helps the oils mix into the bathwater rather than sitting on the top. It also makes clean up easy, leaving no oily residue or ring around the bath.

Polysorbate 80
Polysorbate 80

Shea Butter

Botanical name: Butyrospermum parkii
Part of the plant used: Nut/Seed
Extraction method: Naturally expeller-pressed
Origin: Africa

Shea Butter is obtained from the seeds of the Karite tree common in several African countries. This product has been sustainably produced from only certified organic plantations.
Shea Butter is naturally rich in vitamins A, E, and F, and has an SPF-6.
High in fatty acids, Shea Butter can protect, nourish, and prevent the skin from drying.
The anti-inflammatory properties of Shea butter reduce inflammation and swelling.
Prolonged use of Shea Butter can soften, strengthen, and reduce wrinkles in the skin.
Shea Butter is used in: Kawakawa Body Butter, Kawakawa Soap, Kawakawa Vanilla Lip Balm, and Kawakawa Sweet Orange Deodorant.

Shea
Shea Butter

Sodium Bicarbonate

Also known as Baking Soda.
Sodium Bicarbonate is used in Kawakawa Lavender Bath Bombs along with citric acid to make them fizz. When added to the bath Sodium Bicarbonate softens the skin and the bathwater, making it feel silky.
Sodium Bicarbonate is used in Kawakawa Sweet Orange Deodorant as a deodorizer, it also helps to draw the moisture away from the skin.

Sodium Bicarbonate
Sodium Bicarbonate

Sweet Almond Oil

Botanical name: Prunus amygdalus dulcis
Part of the plant used: Kernel
Extraction method: Cold-Pressed
Origin: Spain

Sweet Almond Oil is rich in Vitamin E, monounsaturated fatty acids, proteins, potassium, zinc, B-complex vitamins, and iron. A renowned emollient, almond oil also helps to balance moisture loss.
This is a light oil that can easily penetrate the skin and is safe for use on sensitive skin.
Sweet Almond Oil rejuvenates tired muscles, reduces fine lines and signs of aging, relieves eczema, psoriasis, skin rashes, nappy rash, chafed skin, and contact dermatitis.
Protects the skin by reducing the deterioration and increasing the formation of collagen, it can also help to repair some of the damage done to collagen.
Sweet Almond Oil is used in: Kawakawa Body Butter, Kawakawa Vanilla Lip Balm, and Kawakawa Soap.

Almond
Almond

Tapioca Starch

Tapioca Starch is extracted from the roots of the Cassava plant.
Tapioca Starch is used in Kawakawa Lavender Bath Bombs as a binding agent to help them stay together and keep their shape, and in Kawakawa Sweet Orange Deodorant to help absorb and draw the moisture away from your skin.

Tapioca Starch
Tapioca Starch

Vanilla Lip Balm Flavour Oil

Certified organic lip balm flavour made using organic oils and all-natural flavour ingredients. Vanilla flavour oil is used in Kawakawa Vanilla Lip Balm to add a sweet scent and taste.

Vanilla
Vanilla

To find out what Kawakawa Healing Balm can be used for, please check out our uses.
Please contact me if you have any questions regarding Kara Kawa ingredients.

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