Aria and I have been formulating her range of lip love. Using natural ingredients that taste great are our only option. Check us out. Do your lips a favour

From your lips to your tips. Pamper yourself with ABC & D from Aria's Beauty Care & Designz range. Aria has always loved lip balms, lotions and make up. She loves to try every flavour and brand possible. Unfortunately, we didn't know what have the ingredients were let alone say them. Her and I decided we wanted to design a range that used natural ingredients, were free from chemicals and tasted fabulous. We also wanted to be able to pronounce the ingredients. We were going to be putting this into or on our bodies. So in the kitchen one day, we started to experiment. There are loads of ideas for new blends and flavours, so be on the look out.

Pā Reo - Te Tai Tokerau

Kawakawa - Micropiper excelsum

He rongoā Māori te kawakawa
Kawakawa is a Māori medicine

When Ranginui and Papatūānuku were separated Papa was in a state of mourning. She was overcome by grief, sadness and mamae (in pain) physically, mentally and emotionally. Io sent down the plant kawakawa to cover her body, grow and heal the scars of the earth.
Always remember how completely connected we are to our taiao.

Tuku iho Tuesday

#pāreo #ttt


How cool is this

Looking for an alternative to plastic wrap? This young Kiwi innovator has your answer – and it’s edible!

Waikirikau kombucha

Morning pick up tonic

This Putiputi is called Calendula..and am I the only one who says its name every time in Mufasa’s voice? 🤦🏽‍♀️ 😂🤷🏻‍♀️..aaaanyway!!
Plus side apart from the obvious it’s free 🙌🏻 it has amazing benefits ..
💖Calendula tea💖
💚for sore throats
💚 mouth ulcers
💚 pour tea into spritz bottle for skin toner 🥰
💚assists digestion
💚 helps with skin irrations, includes nappy rash, insect bites, acne and cuts
💚 can be added to food such as salads and soups great Vitamin A source..
💚 and yay add to balm for topical treatments..
Just to name a few 🙌🏻
Please note whanau I’m not a doctor.. I encourage you to research a lot and get advice from professionals before the use and digestion of home remedies, especially if hapu wahine, as amazing as natures remedies are they too can have adverse effects if not used correctly 💚
It’s easy ..
1...simply add 2 dried spoons to a mug and fill with hot water... steep 10-15mns
2...Or FILL your mug or a jar with fresh flowers.. cool down to drink temp.. or place lid on jar and store in fridge..for up to 2days 💚 if you are wanting to sweeten you can add honey to your liking ..
Mauri Ora 🥰

Energy Ethics

Light attracts light 😎 🐻

Waikirikau kombucha

Harvesting kawakawa

Kia Ora koutou mā, for those out there that are using our Kawakawa and infusing and incoperating it into our lives, whether it be for Rongoa, kai or simply a kapu tii. I was extremely privileged to record this short video, which shares te whakapapa o te Kawakawa nei and also the correct way to harvest it... please watch whanau it’s extremely important to keep our rakau healthy and well if we are expecting it to share it’s goodness with us..
Also whanau please remember when taking from the rakau /ngahere to introduce yourselves and know the names of your hosts and come to know them 💕 leave a koha it is always a blessing and privilege to receive their gifts🥰
Nga mihi whanau and my ataahua Rongoa kaiako for allowing me to record her and share with you all 💕
And as always be safe ... be blessed and
Mauri Ora 💖
Please note no Kawakawa rau were harvested from this particular rakau ...this video was purely to explain the whakapapa and which rau to pick and why...
Yes the yellow insect ones are the preferred pick..
Ngaa mihi 🤟🏼

Hi everyone. It's been a crazy few months with school but I'm building stocks and have some exciting products on the horizons. Keep an eye out for what's new

Tūāpapa Māori Language Academy & Consultancy

Karakia mo te ata
Prayer for the morning

Haea te ata, hāpara te ata.
Korihi ana te manu kōmiromiro,
Moe ana te manu piopio.
Ka ao, ka ao, ka awatea.

Appear the sunrise, appear the dawn.
The kōmiromiro is singing,
The piopio is sleeping.
It is light, it is light, it is daylight.

The kōmiromiro (Tomtit) is a bird associated with good news, being alert and having attention to detail and the piopio (NZ Thrush) now extinct also known as te tiutiu kata (Laughing Tiutiu) due to its ominous laugh sounding call was known for bearing bad news and omens.

Another Christmas Pamper Pack heading out the door. This pack contains:
Kawakawa lip balms - Original and Raspberry Shimmer
Kawakawa & lavender Body Balm
Kawakawa, Eucalyptus & Lavender Body Balm
Lavender Bath Salts
Kawakawa Bath Bombs
Kawakawa and Green Tea Shower Discs
Coconut and Oats Bath Baths
Patchouli Shower Discs

loving the lemongrass fragrance

[11/19/17]   Ensuring that the men in our lives are catered for we have trialed products using sandalwood. Our testers have come back with fabulous feedback. Even our first two batches were sold before they the products were set. Body balms and face and beard balms have been a hit. Will have another batch ready to go by tomorrow. Order yours now

Body balms

Soap, soap and more soap. Lemongrass and Chamomile, Sandalwood, pink candycane and coffee and vanilla

Bath Fizzes - reward yourself with an invigorating fizzing bath delight. Loaded with magnesium sulphate to soothe the mind and relax the body. Aria has a range of bath fizzes that are coloured using mica crystals and scented with essential oils, plants, flowers and seeds. This weeks feature are Kawakawa and Lemongrass and Lavender

Its been a busy month with very few posts, however, we are still working away on new products. We will have a list of products to go up on the page soon. Aria has been away this week in Gisborne at Nationa Kapa Haka comps, Yay Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Mawatū. She will arrive home to new orders. Let us know if there is something specific you would like

Hey whānau, Aria and I will be in Masterton this weekend for the IronMāori Duathlon. We will bring some of her amazing products with us. Come and sample her lip balms, body balms, bath bombs and shower discs, plus loads of other things. You may even want to start your Christmas shopping. She will have lots of specials as well. We will be available late tomorrow afternoon as well as Saturday afternoon. Will post our location tomorrow.

[09/28/17]   After a small adjustment and feedback from a group of our testers we are ready to whip up our next line of balms. Super excited!

This is Aria; the inspiration behind the products were have been creating. Aria wanted to know what ingredients were used in her lip balms, body lotions and bath products. Many of these products had ingredients that even I didn't know what they were. So we thought we would create our own range of products with ingredients we understood, and we understood what their individual and collective benefits were.

Kawakawa Body Balms. Kawakawa and Lavender or Kawakawa, Eucalyptus and Lavender. A little goes a long way. Soothing, smooth and smells great. Organic ingredients. $7 for 50gm tin

More kawakawa lip balm flavours and shades. Honey Shimmer, Original and Raspberry Shimmer. $4 each or 3 for $10

Kawakawa hand and body balm 50gms for $7

Kawakawa lip balm. $4 each or 3 for $10
#kawakawa, #naturalremedy

Oats and coconut oil bath bombs and shower disks #bathtimefizzy, #coconuthealth

Kawakawa bath bombs #bathtimefizzy, #kawakawa, #kawakawahealth

Jasmin and Green Tea fizzy bath bombs and shower disks #greentea, #bathbombs, #naturalbath, #magnesiumbath, #showerdisks

Fizzy bath bombs and shower disks

ABC & D's cover photo

New labels, woohooo

Yay, got the labels sorted

[02/15/17]   Wow, we are nearly all systems go. Aria is happy with her Choc Mint and Honeycomb lip balms. That means we are ready for the fun to begin, the intoxicating aroma of coconut and honey to fill our house. Will keep you posted as we find our feet and work through our first week.

Aria's Honeycomb and Choc Mint Lip Balms


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