Aotea - Kūmarahou & Mānuka Hand & Body Wash
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 Wash - A Gentle, Healing Hand and Body Wash (200ml)
A gentle wash containing Kūmarahou and Mānuka formulated to effectively clean without stripping the skin. Kūmarahou has a very high saponin content, which works as a surfactant and lowers the surface tension between the grime on your skin and the water you’re washing it off with, making the grime come off easily. Most conventional soaps and washes use chemicals to do this.
Kūmarahou was traditionally referred to as 'gum diggers soap', as the gum diggers of the 1800s would use Kūmarahou and water to remove kauri gum or tree sap from their hands when they were working.
We have also included Mānuka Oil in our formulation as it is a powerful natural disinfectant. This hand and body wash is beautifully gentle, very healing, and 100% natural.
Handmade in small batches on Aotea. Product may vary slightly from batch to batch.
- a gentle and soft hand and body wash
- suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin
- naturally cleanses without stripping the skin of its natural oils
Dispense 1 pump of soap on your hands, lather and rinse thoroughly. If using it as a body wash, dispense 2 pumps and massage onto the skin from neck down then rinse thoroughly.
Pomaderris Kumarahou possesses a plant agent called Saponin. This plant agent is a natural surfactant, meaning it can be developed into a soapy lather. We do this but also infuse our own anti-bacterial manuka oil into the formulation. This makes for a super cleansing, 100% natural soap. It is effective at removing dirt and kills bacteria on the skin without breaking down the barrier of the skin and stripping it of its natural oils.
- Kūmarahou and Mānuka Water
- Potassium Cocoate
- Vegetable Glycerin
- Potassium Oleate
- Mānuka Oil
- Potassium Castorate
- Sage Oil