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

Eczema and Psoriasis

Eczema

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

August 8th, 2017|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Manuka: What is it & Why do we use it?

Manuka is a native New Zealand plant characterised by its small spiky leaves and white or pink- flushed flowers

Traditionally, the Maori people in New Zealand used Manuka leaves to cure a wide number of ailments – a tea from the leaves was used to treat stomach ailments, while the leaves themselves were used to treat everything from joint pain and fevers to burns and skin disorders.… Continue Reading

July 8th, 2015|Tags: |1 Comment

Our little secret: Why we use Manuka oil in our anti-chafe

Heard about Manuka Oil?

Manuka Oil is a concentrated oil derived from distilling the leaves and flowers of the Manuka plant – the same one that Manuka honey comes from.

Anyway, you could call us Manuka super-fans – it’s a (how’s this for a cliche?) miracle of nature and everything your skin could ask for.

What makes Manuka such a cure-all?

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February 16th, 2015|Tags: |0 Comments

Looking for a natural anti-chafe? Your search ends here.

We’re no strangers to chafe.

And like you, we’ve used a bit of petroleum jelly in our time.

Petroleum jelly, though, is exactly what it sounds like: a jelly (emollient) made from petrol. It’s basically the leftover residue that’s made when crude oil is refined. Would you want to put this on your skin?

And did you know that what you put on your skin is absorbed, not only into the skin itself, but also into your bloodstream?… Continue Reading

February 16th, 2015|Tags: |0 Comments

Attention Athletes: Why You Should Stop Using Petroleum Jelly

Chafing sucks (or, more accurately, it rubs).

There are many ways to combat chaffing, but most people will point you in the direction of a simple lubricant most households have in their bathroom cabinets – Vaseline (Petroleum Jelly)

But do you know what Petroleum Jelly is doing to your skin?

Despite being long used to treat a wide range of skin ailments, it’s not great for your skin – because it’s a byproduct of oil refining.… Continue Reading

January 26th, 2015|Tags: |1 Comment

Go For Gold and Still Be Green: How To Be An Environmentally-Friendly Sportsperson

Is your sport hurting the environment?

Looking after your body doesn’t always look after the world.

You may, for example, buy a bottle of water every so often after you train. Staying hydrated is a good thing, right?

But did you know that the production of those water bottles uses 17 million barrels of oil a year? Not to mention the additional 50 million to pump, process, transport and refrigerate the water.… Continue Reading

January 26th, 2015|Tags: |1 Comment
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