The Manuka Essentials Journal

Environment Aotearoa 2019 - what can we do to help save our environment?

Environment Aotearoa 2019 - what can we do to help save our environment?

At the end of April, the Ministry for the Environment and Statistics NZ released Environment Aotearoa 2019, and the reading is not good. Compiled every three years, the report highlights the state of the environment around the country.  This year’s report focused on nine areas for improvement, grouped into five different themes. In this article, we look at these issues and what you can do to help.     Theme 1: Our ecosystems and biodiversity Issue 1: Our native plants, animals, and ecosystems are under threat     Over 75 species of animals and plants have become extinct in New Zealand since the arrival...

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Introducing John Augustus - our Wellington brand ambassador

Introducing John Augustus - our Wellington brand ambassador

August may have already been and gone, but John Augustus (also known as John Grant-Mackie) is just getting started! Based out of Wellington, John is a passionate musician, comedian, Uber driver and advocate for mental health awareness. We are proud to have such a wonderful character onboard as an official Manuka Essentials brand ambassador. We recently got together with John to find out a bit more about him, and this is what he had to say:   John Augustus, born in Hamilton, therefore immune to Chlamydia.   Grew up in Wellington's Wild Western suburb, Ngaio. Aside from Nintendo 64, my main...

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Introducing Michelle Joe - professional writer, adventurer and Manuka Essentials brand ambassador

Introducing Michelle Joe - professional writer, adventurer and Manuka Essentials brand ambassador

We are thrilled to announce that Michelle Joe will be representing Manuka Essentials as our latest brand ambassador. You can find her on Instagram @onewaytik and with her writing business, Craft 'n Connect on Facebook and Instagram. Here are a few quick points about Michelle: As an avid wordsmith, Michelle spends her productive time writing content for all kinds of companies (check it out - www.craftnconnect.co.nz) Loves to travel, spends lots of time in nature, hanging out at the beach, enjoying music and dancing. Being a lover of culinary delights, you can find Michelle at the latest food or coffee shop...

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What is the Comedogenic Scale and why does it matter?

What is the Comedogenic Scale and why does it matter?

What is Comedogenisis? Comedogenesis is the measurement of the likelihood that an oil will clog your skin’s pores. Typically, the face is the most common area concerned by comedogenicity. A ‘comedo’ explained simply is a pimple or a blackhead. It is the body’s inflammatory response to a bacterial build up underneath the outermost protective layer of your skin - the stratum corneum.      Comedogenesis is a way of discerning which products will clog the pores (and cause breakouts) and which will travel well without disruption, and potentially aid the health of our skin.   The Comedogenic Scale is a...

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Introducing our latest brand ambassador - Cam Loft

Introducing our latest brand ambassador - Cam Loft

We’re thrilled to announce that Cam Loft is the latest brand ambassador for Manuka Essentials. Otherwise known by his Instagram name as @mrmoustache69, Cam is the world’s first mofluencer (moustache influencer). When we learned about his plans to set the world of moustaches on fire and give ‘staches the attention they deserve on social media, we had to be a part of it! Here are a few things about Cam that you might find interesting... Tell us a bit about yourself “Few things about me. I’m a small town lad who’s moved up to the big smoke to chase his...

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New Product Launch - The Ultimate Skin Oil

New Product Launch - The Ultimate Skin Oil

Over the last few months, we have been hard at work behind the scenes developing our new product range. Today, we are proud to announce the latest addition to the Manuka Essentials family of products: The Ultimate Skin Oil.We originally designed this blend to help nourish dry and cracked skin because our customers were using The Ultimate Beard Oil for skincare (with fantastic results).From today onwards, this product is available for retail purchase on our website and wholesale through Combined Salon Supplies in New Zealand & Salon Depot in Queensland, Australia. Here are a few interesting things to note about The...

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