Inspired by Kara's backyard playground.
Kara Cowin grew up in one of New Zealand’s most preserved, remote areas, the Marlborough Sounds.
Her playground was the outdoors – here, she would forage for food while surrounded by native New Zealand flora and fauna.
Creating weird and wonderful concoctions with her brother, Kara discovered the humble medicinal power of plants.
Her adoration for plant extracts and formulation grew.
At the same time, Kara noticed how natural skincare had such a heavy price tag.
Fixed to change this by creating an offering that was accessible to everyone, Kara Kawa was formed.
Now, Kara extracts, formulates and bottles small batches by hand in her custom-built workshop.
To read more about Kara, head over to The Natural, Skin-Healing Power Of Kawakawa blog.
You can read more about her harvesting and extraction process here.
For information on Kawakawa’s incredible benefits, read this complete guide to Kawakawa’s therapeutic qualities.