The Manuka Essentials Journal

What is beard oil and why use it?

What is beard oil and why use it?

There’s nothing like having a magnificent mane to keep you warm in the winter and looking suave in the summer. However, the difference between a nicely groomed beard and an unkempt mess is quite significant. Many bearded men will tell you that using beard oil is their secret to having a luxuriously soft and healthy beard. So what exactly is beard oil? As you’ve probably already gathered by the name, beard oil is a product made to go on your beard that comes in the form of an oil. It’s sort of like a leave-in conditioner, for your beard. According...

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Alarm bells Are Ringing - It's a Climate Emergency!

Alarm bells Are Ringing - It's a Climate Emergency!

“The unprecedented rate of global warming is melting the polar ice caps, raising sea levels and undermining food and water security for many of the world’s peoples. Action has been too slow, because economics has trumped physics. Now emergency action is the only rational response.”  David Spratt, science author Over the last 6 weeks, eight councils around New Zealand have voted to declare a state of climate emergency. These local governments represent over half of our country’s population. Such decisions send a strong signal that it’s time to take bold action to protect our environment, and that now is the...

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Beard oil, business partners and a brand overhaul: an update from Manuka Essentials

Beard oil, business partners and a brand overhaul: an update from Manuka Essentials

  Over the past 6 months, we have been hard at work behind the scenes, preparing Manuka Essentials to make a larger impact on the world stage. After many moons of product improvements, design iterations and countless other projects, we are excited to share a range of announcements: Manuka Essentials welcomes Rowan Armstrong At the end of 2018, Rowan Armstrong came onboard as a business partner. With decades of experience running distribution businesses, he was the perfect fit to take our fledgeling enterprise to the next level. Complete brand overhaul To reflect our commitment to developing premium quality, sustainable natural...

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Manuka Essentials featured on Two Cowboys channel

Manuka Essentials featured on Two Cowboys channel

On Friday 30th November, we met with the Two Cowboys, a couple of nomadic journalists that travel the world in search of local producers doing their thing. They were excited to film mānuka and kānuka in flower, and learn more about what makes these plants so special. Check out this blog post to watch a video of their visit and find out more about what the Two Cowboys do.
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Introducing Be Vibrant - Our Latest Marketing Partner

Introducing Be Vibrant - Our Latest Marketing Partner

We're stoked to announce our latest collaboration with Be Vibrant, an online retail store that supports great eco-friendly New Zealand producers. The passionate founder, Rosamund Edwards lives and breathes sustainability & quality nutrition. 

Be Vibrant is owned and operated from Waiheke Island. In this blog post, we chat with Rosamund about what makes her tick.

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8 ways that you can use mānuka oil for healthy skin & hair

8 ways that you can use mānuka oil for healthy skin & hair

1. Dandruff and dry, flaky skin Just add a few drops of pure East Cape mānuka oil to your favourite shampoo or conditioner to help get rid of dandruff, nourish the skin and protect your hair. For men, our Fresh & Fruity Aromatic Beard Oil can be used after showering - it smells great, and is infused with East Cape mānuka oil to really get the skin and hair feeling healthy. 2. Healing wounds East Cape mānuka oil is known to be a cicatrisant with vulnerary properties. This means that it helps to promote the growth of scar tissue and...

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