Hau Botanicals looks to the ngahere (forest) and rākau (plants), here in Aotearoa New Zealand to support health and wellbeing. Our skin is our largest organ, so what you put on your body is just as important as what you put in your body. Our native plants have amazing medicinal and healing properties for both external and internal ailments. Hau Botanicals does not use any man-made chemicals, synthetic fillers, parabens, SLS or animal testing. We believe we are a part of natures cycle, and that being in balance with nature supports optimal health. Sustainable and regenerative practises are important to the way we collect, create and supply our products. This is healing through nature.
All our rongoā is harvested by hand, straight from the bush. Our carrier oils, shea butter and essential oils are all certified organic. We are happy to announce, we have sourced organic beeswax for 2019. Until then we will keep using our local Raglan beeswax, harvested from conservation land south of Karioi.
Our balms, oils and creams are tested on humans, not animals. The rongoā we use have been tested by our tūpuna for centuries. And the oils and butters have been used across the world for their healing and medicinal properties for just as long.
Supporting the growers and farmers of our raw ingredients through fair trade is a non-negotiable. We source ingredients straight from the producers, here in Aotearoa, where possible. And ensure fair trade certification for everything else. Manaaki te whenua, manaaki te tangata, manaaki te wairua (Support the land, support the people, support the spirit)
Rongoā Māori (n) natural remedy, traditional treatment, Māori medicine. Rongoā Māori is holistic in both its philosophy and approach. We use tikanga (traditional Māori customs) and cues from te taiao (the environment) to determine the best time to harvest. We only take what the plant can provide, and return all plant material to its source. Our other raw ingredients are from certified organic sources. And our beeswax is from local bees that collect nectar from conservation land, adjacent to our whānau farm.