Ingredients in Kiwi Born Products
ORGANIC BEESWAX (Cera Alba) Beeswax acts as a gentle skin protector, especially from contact moisture. It is a safe non-allergenic medium to disperse other ingredients.
ORGANIC COCONUT OIL (Cocos Nucifera) is a natural safe oil that is antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal. It is excellent in the treatment of dry skin conditions, and the incidence of allergy or sensitivity is exceptionally rare.
GRAPESEED OIL (Vitis Vinifera) is a polyunsaturated oil. It is obtained from the seeds of grapes. It is absorbed quickly into the skin, leaving no oily residue. It contains the highest amount of Linoleic Acid amongst any oil. Linoleic Acid is an essential fatty acid needed to maintain normal cell growth throughout the body.It has an excellent moisturising ability and is gentle and safe and sensitivity or allergy is very rare. It makes an excellent carrier oil for our other ingredients.
MANUKA OIL (Leptospermum scoparium) Maori have long valued the Manuka Tree for its healing properties. Infusions and poultices were made from the bark and leaves and the seeds could be chewed. The Manuka tree also produces a nectar that bees turn into the famous Manuka Honey. Manuka Oil is antibacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antihistamine and anti-allergenic. It can be used with acne, chickenpox, cold sores, insect bites and warts. It is made purely from the New Zealand Manuka tree. Often mistakenly thought to be the same as Tea Tree Oil, but unlike Tea Tree, it has no toxic levels.
ORGANIC CALENDULA (Calendula Officinalis) a soothing oil that helps reduce inflammation, is antifungal and antibacterial. It is also thought to increase relaxation and reduce stress.
ORGANIC VANILLA OIL (Vanilla Planifolia) is a wonderful antiseptic. Has also been shown to induce relaxation, reduce anxiety and improve depression.
ORGANIC LAVENDER OIL (Lavendula Angustifolia) Lavender has been used for hundreds of years to induce sleep and relaxation. It is safe to use on babies and children and will help settle baby to sleep.
VITAMIN E (Alpha-tocopherol) is both a skin conditioner and an antioxidant, essential for skin health. There are no concerns about applying diluted Vitamin E to the skin, although there are concerns about high strenth Vit E oral supplements taken in preganacy.