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Organic Total Care with Horopito

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This organic balm uses the healing power of horopito, kawakawa and calendula – making it great for any skin related issues.

Organic and Natural ingredients:
Olive Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Horopito, Kawakawa, Calendula, Beeswax, Vitamin E, Lavender Essential Oil.



A potent organic balm loaded with healing and anti fungal properties. With three key ingredients, Kawakawa, Calendula & Horopito this balm has the potential to help an array of skin conditions. This balm may just be your new go to, natural first aid balm.

Total Care can help treat a huge range of skin ailments including:

  • Dry, itchy skin, Dermatitis, Eczema and Psoriasis
  • Accelerating wound healing such as burns, cuts and other abrasions
  • Fungal skin conditions such as candida, athletes foot and ringworm
  • Chilblains
  • Burns
  • Rashes
  • Nappy Rash
  • Acne
  • Bruises
  • Chapped lips or hands
  • Sore joints
  • Strained muscles and sprains
  • Insect stings or bites
  • Improves hydration and firmness of skin
  • Skin moisturiser
    ….the list goes on and on

Apply Total Care 2 -3 times daily to affected areas.

Key Ingredients

Kawakawa (Macropiper excelsum)

Kawakawa is one of the most important plants in Maori medicine. The bioactive molecules of Myristicin in Kawakawa are believed to be responsible for the plants healing properties.

Kawakawa has anti-microbial, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties making it useful for treating cuts, wounds and infections as well as being helpful in reducing inflammation of various skin conditions such as acne, eczema, psoriasis, rashes and blemishes. It works to strengthen the skin, while restoring hydration and providing intense nourishment.


Calendula, also known as Calendula officinalis or pot marigold, is a flowering plant that has been used for centuries for its medicinal properties.

Calendula has anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, anti-viral, anti-septic and anti-bacterial properties making it useful in healing wounds, acne, soothing eczema, psoriasis, cradle cap and relieving diaper rash.

Calendula is also an antiseptic which prevents infection from occurring. By promoting the production of collagen, Calendula aids in sustaining soothed, hydrated skin.


Horopito, Pseudowintera colorata is also known as the ‘pepper tree’. Maori traditionally used this plant for it’s medicinal properties, especially in treating a wide range of skin conditions. A natural compound callled polygodial in the Horopito leaves has many potent medicinal effects. It has anti-fungal, antimicrobial, anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and anti-allergic properties.

Clinical studies have shown that Horopito is more effective at treating fungal conditions than prescription steroid creams. It’s especially well known for killing yeast infections such as ringworm, athletes foot and Candida albicans which causes thrush. Horopita is also great for healing wounds, cuts, burns, eczema, acne and painful bruises.

Lavender essential Oil

Lavender essential oil is one of the most popular and versatile essential oils. It is derived from the flowers of the lavender plant (Lavandula angustifolia) through steam distillation.

Skincare Benefits: Lavender essential oil has various skincare benefits. It is known for its anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties, making it useful for soothing and healing skin conditions like acne, eczema, and minor burns. It can also help reduce redness and irritation.

Organic and Natural ingredients:
Olive Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Horopito, Kawakawa, Calendula, Beeswax, Vitamin E, Lavender Essential Oil.


Rakiura balms embrace the use of pure and fresh ingredients, that are sourced in NZ and grown locally on our land. This allows us availability of the freshest ingredients, all while ensuring the purist quality. Our herb ingredients, grown in the tranquillity of our own garden, are picked as we need them, or harvested on the day they are at their very best.


Our products are all handmade on Stewart Island/Rakiura from organic, homegrown and locally sourced ingredients. We take pride in how we make our products and the ingredients we use, we want to ensure they are beneficial and healing for your body and soul.


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