Christmas is coming - make your own kawakawa balm

Christmas is coming - make your own kawakawa balm

Dean Fountain

Make your own kawakawa balm... its used for the relief of  skin conditions and aching muscles, great for applying after a tattoo also.

How - In a double boiler place 10-12  Kawakawa leaves which have been respectfully harvested and add 500 gram of carrier oil of your choice, a dollop (5-10gms) of shea butter (optional), 100gms of beeswax and gently heat for about 5 hours.

Strain the oil through a muslin cloth to separate the leaves from the oils and melted beeswax. Give the oils a gentle stir as they begin to cool and pour into small jars. Makes approximately 10 x 50 gram jars. 

 

Genuinely you can make this product simply and affordably, it does take a good afternoon to complete, but if you are at a loose end, why not?!

3 comments

Tarena Finlayson
Tarena Finlayson
I make Kawakawa rongoa balms based in South Auckland feel free to contact me on Finlayson.daniels@gmail.com
Victoria
Victoria
I make and sell rongoa. If you would like to purchase feel free to comment
Aroha Keepa
Aroha Keepa
Do you sell the kawakawa balm ready made, or can you recommend where I can purchase it from.. Thankyou

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