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?!