by: Organic Mechanic
The Aotea essentials pack contains:
1 x Kawakawa Balm
A Natural Healing Balm
Aotea's multi purpose soothing balm is based on traditional use of Kawakawa for irritations, abrasions and pains. Kawakawa leaves have a super high anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and analgesic content making it an amazing balm for all sorts. With Almond and Mānuka Oil, and some beeswax from Aotea's own hives, this Kawakawa Balm is the natural and native skincare remedy perfect for dry lips, skin irritations (like eczema), as well as bites, sores and nappy rash.
1 x Kūmarahou Soap
A Gentle, Healing Hand and Body Wash
Pomaderris Kumarahou, has a very high saponin content. Saponin is a surfactant, which means that it can foam into a lather, 100% naturally. Most soaps contain chemicals to do this. Kūmarahou was traditionally referred to as gum diggers soap, as the gum diggers of the 1800s would use kūmarahou and water to remove kauri gum or tree sap from their hands when they were working. This soap is beautifully soft, very healing and 100% natural.
1 x Mānuka Oil
A Natural Disinfectant
The oil distilled from the Leptospermum Scoparium, or Mānuka Tree is super anti-bacterial. It is shown to be 30x more cleaning than Tea Tree Oil. It is extremely potent and it has been proven to be a significant anti-fungal treatment.
To maintain high quality OM Kombucha throughout delivery we cannot send to South Island or any Rural Deliver Addresses.
We can ship hemp to North or South Island in NZThank you for understanding
What is Kombucha?
This ancient probitoic elixir is thought to have originated in Manchurian China over 2000 years ago, migrating across Asia into Russia and throughout eastern Europe. The claims to its probiotic health benefits restoring viatlity and promoting healing have preserved the elixir through generations and carried it around the world.
How much Kombucha should I drink per day?
If you have never had Kombucha before, we recommend starting slow - and going for around 200-250ml servings a day for the first few days. Our recommended dose is around 300mls per serving.
When will I receive my Kombucha bottles?
Order before midnight on Tuesdays, and if you are in Auckland you will receive on Thursday morning, and North + South Island on Fridays.
Due to stock availability, there may be a possibility of your order to take up to 2 weeks to arrive at your door. We appreciate your patience through this process.
What do I do with my empty bottles and boxes?
If you are in the Auckland area, you can return empty flattened boxes to us at the La Cigale French Markets. Here you can also refill used bottles, cutting out waste and making your bottles go another round.
You can also refill bottles at a growing list of Auckland Cafes and Organic Stores.
Is Kombucha safe for Pregnant/Breastfeeding women?
For safety purposes, we would recommend pregnant and breastfeeding women avoid drinking Kombucha at this point in time.
Is Kombucha Dairy Free/Gluten Free?
Kombucha comes with all of the probiotic benefits, but none of the dairy. OM Kombucha is 100% dairy & gluten free, meaning those who have dairy intolerances can still enjoy a dose of probiotics daily.
Does Kombucha contain alcohol?
Due to the natural fermentation process, there may be minute traces of alcohol present, but never more than 1%.
How long will my bottle last?
Kept in the fridge it will last up to 6 weeks. Kept out of the fridge, it will continue to ferment - producing a bubbly, and vinegary taste - not for the faint hearted.
Where else can I find your Kombucha?
You can find a list of our locations at local farmers markets and retail stores here.