Native to New Zealand, Kūmarahou is quite simply the world's most natural soap. Rubbing the leaves and flowers of the Kūmarahou shrub together creates a natural lather to gently and effectively cleanse without damaging the skin's moisture barrier.
The plant's high saponin content provides strong antimicrobial action, and also soothes and locks in moisture. The presence of saponins in plant tissue is recognised as an important defence mechanism against microbial attack as saponins exhibit strong antimicrobial activity. Saponins are known to have beneficial properties on the skin and are active against the fungi associated with dandruff.
In pioneering days, Kūmarahou was called 'gum diggers' soap' as the gum diggers would mix the flowers with water to clean the sticky gum off their hands. In traditional Maori medicine Kūmarahou was used as a blood purifier and remedy for bronchial and kidney complaints.
We use Kūmarahou throughout the Living Nature range, as an alternative to harsh surfactants such as SLS that strip the skin of its protective oils. This cleansing plant is so gentle and effective it seems magical. But it's not magic; it's nature.
Source Kūmarahou is native to New Zealand and grow in the temperate Northland climate
Extraction Flowers and leaves are handpicked. A fresh tincture (brew) is prepared for each product production batch
Parts Used The leaves and the flowers
Benefits, Gentle cleansing and anti-microbial, Contains natural foaming agents, Primary components, Saponins
Kūmarahou Soap soothes & replenishes all skin types, A mild, sensitive and soothing non-medicated soap that replenishes lost moisture whilst gently removing toxins. Enriched with the goodness of kumarahou and hemp oil. Suitable for all ages and skin types. Ingredients: Kumarahou, SFIC Hemp Seed Oil Soap Base
How To Use External use only. Lather onto wet skin. Massage lightly, rinse thoroughly, gently pat skin dry. Repeat twice daily for best results. May be used for face and body. Avoid contact with eyes. Keep soap dry between use.
CAUTION: Discontinue use if irritation occurs.