Manuka vs Head lice.


Head lice!!!

This week my kids came home with their school newsletter and the first line reads

“Check for head lice”

I’m sure every parent cringes when they see their child scratching away at their head, and (if you are like me) can send you on a lice hunting mission.

But, I know how to treat it quickly and effectively; and even better I know how to help stop them catching lice in the first place.… Continue Reading

What is Kawakawa? And why do we add it to GoodSport GP Salve?

Kawakawa (Macropiper excelsum) is a native plant found throughout the warmer regions of New Zealand. It grows to the size of a small tree or shrub and thrives in shaded areas, under the taller forest trees.


Kawakawa berries are a favourite food of the Kereru (New Zealand wood pigeon).

Kawakawa has been used as a food source and medicinal plant for centuries in New Zealand.… Continue Reading

Manuka oil – A 100% natural alternative to treat Psoriasis and Eczema

Eczema and Psoriasis


If you or someone you know suffers from Eczema or Psoriasis you’ll know the distress it can cause, especially during the winter months. While modern medicine has made great progress in the treatment of these issues, many of us are searching for a natural alternative to ease the discomfort of these skin conditions.

New Zealand Manuka (Leptospermum Scoparium) has been used therapeutically for centuries and numerous scientific studies have backed up what the Maori people and early settlers have always known.… Continue Reading