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Aotea - Kūmarahou and Mānuka Honey Cleanser - the good tonic
Aotea - Kūmarahou and Mānuka Honey Cleanser - the good tonic
Aotea - Kūmarahou and Mānuka Honey Cleanser - the good tonic

Aotea - Kūmarahou and Mānuka Honey Cleanser


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Aotea was founded in 2017. We are inspired by mātauranga māori (māori knowledge) and this knowledge manifests itself in our range of therapeutic skincare. Aotea is the māori name for Great Barrier Island and it is here where we are from and where we grow the native flora we use (and extract their oils) and spin these into the products in our range. This is all done by our team on our papakāinga (land).

Kūmarahou & Mānuka Honey Cleanser (100ml)

A gentle cream cleanser that effectively cleans the skin and removes make-up. This cleanser combines two of New Zealand’s native flora, renowned for their gentle cleansing effect on the skin. It contains 100 + MGO Mānuka honey that not only has antibacterial qualities, but also provides deeply moisturising and anti-inflammatory properties. The Kūmarahou acts as a natural surfactant that works to clean the face without stripping the skin of its essential oils.

Handmade in small batches on Aotea. Product may vary slightly from batch to batch.


  • gentle cream cleanser that effectively removes make up and dirt
  • suitable for normal / sensitive / acne-prone skin types


Morning and evening, dispense a tea spoon size of cleanser onto clean hands and gently massage the face and neck. Wash off with water and a towel. Follow with the Mānuka Water and Kawakawa Toner and Mānuka Honey Day Cream or Harakeke Seed Oil Night Cream.


The saponins in kūmarahou naturally clean skin. In the 19th century, bushmen found that when its flowers are rubbed with water they foam into natural lather, which they could use to clean the kauri gum off their skin. As a result kūmarahou is often nicknamed 'gum-diggers' or 'bushmans' soap. Kūmarahou is good for all-round health, containing valuable flavonoids promote digestive health. Quecetin helps seasonal health, addressing symptoms like congestion and inflammation. Mānuka honey in particular is uniquely antibacterial; the enzyme glucose oxidase reacts with the glucose in the mānuka honey and oxygen to produce hydrogen peroxide, which destroys bacteria and clears the skin. This means it has the capacity to fight harmful bacteria that can often lead to breakouts and blemishes which is why using mānuka honey regularly can be so beneficial. Furthermore, mānuka honey is also known to reduce inflammation and redness and has been used in treatment for things like rosacea. Mānuka honey is both preventative and restorative when used in skin treatment and has amazing pedigree in both instances.


  • Mānuka Water
  • Vegetable Glycerin
  • Emulsifier O
  • Naturguard Pure
  • Sweet Almond Oil
  • Kūmarahou wash base
  • 100+ MGO Mānuka Honey