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Kara Kawa offers its range of products in a vegan-friendly option. With the vegan-friendly option, Beeswax is swapped out for Candelilla Wax.
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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 sit on the top. It also makes clean up easy, leaving no oily residue or ring around the bath.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, Kawakawa Soap.
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.
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.
Macropiper Excelsum (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.
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.