Kawakawa (Macropiper excelsum) is known as the “Pharmacy of the Forest”. The small bush, with distinctive heart shaped leaves, is a significant and sacred plant to Maori. It has been used traditionally to treat cuts, wounds, stomach and rheumatic pain, skin disorders, toothache, bruises & abrasions.
Among its many healing properties, it is reputed to soothe:
dry, irritated and eczema-prone skin
insect bites and stings
wounds & cuts
aches and pains
Kawakawa's antimicrobial and analgesic properties make it useful for treating infections, and it is really helpful in reducing inflammation of various skin conditions such as psoriasis, eczema and rashes.
It's non-sting, so perfect for kids and any skin scrapes!
For sensitive skin, this Organic Kawakawa Balm can help by relieving the itch and creating a gentle barrier on the skin, locking in moisture and supporting active repair. Plus it's great as an intensive night time moisturiser. Apply as needed during a flare-up, or to ease discomfort.
We recommend using kawakawa balm alongside our healing eczema balm as a soothing cream during the day to keep the skin from drying out and itching too much.
If you need some more power-packed healing, we recommend this Healing Balm.
Packaged in an Earth-friendly black cardboard jar or glass & metal jar.
Organic kawakawa steeped in organic olive & organic hempseed oil, organic beeswax. 65g