Kūmarahou Soap

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Kūmarahou Soap - A Gentle, Healing Hand and Body Wash

Pomaderris Kumarahou, has a very high saponin content. Saponin is a surfactant, which means that it can foam into a lather, 100% naturally. Most soaps contain chemicals to do this. Kūmarahou was traditionally referred to as gum diggers soap, as the gum diggers of the 1800s would use kūmarahou and water to remove kauri gum or tree sap from their hands when they were working. This soap is beautifully soft, very healing and 100% natural.


  • Use every evening;

  • Reduces inflammation;

  • Removes dead skin cells and repairs cellular damage;

  • Speeds up recovery of skin;

  • Hydrates congested skin;

  • Leaves skin feeling smooth, clear and clean


High strength MGO Mānuka Honey mask promotes cell regeneration and reduces inflammation. Mānuka Honey contains a chemical called methylglyoxal (MGO) that inhibits the growth of microbes. Further, it exhibits non-peroxide activity. When glucose oxidase (an enzyme produced by bees) reacts with glucose and oxygen molecules (moisture in the skin) it produces hydrogen peroxide which reduces inflammation and makes your skin feel smooth and hydrated. The other chemical Mānuka Honey possesses is Dihydroxyacetone which is an omega 3 acid that is extremely nourishing to the skin. We also add 5 % Mānuka Oil so that only is your mask deeply hydrating, it is also super cleansing.


About Aotea 

Aotea are committed to making functional and healing herbal health products. They take inspiration from Rongoā Māori and scientific research into the actives of the flora to bring you a range of healing and vitality supporting products.

Aotea is driven by creating jobs and opportunity for their community. They take their name from their homeland. Aotea is the Māori name for Great Barrier Island. An island near Auckland, New Zealand that is covered in native bush. There is no high school on Aotea, so we have a scholarship that provides financial support to the Māori Youth in our community to attend the leading schools of New Zealand.

Kūmarahou Soap - Corner Pharmacy
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