Organic and Natural Ingredients

At New Zealand Native Oils Ltd in Kapiti, Wellington, we do our utmost to use only the most natural of ingredients. Where possible, products that are grown organically in New Zealand are our first choice. Below you will find a list of ingredients used in our products, with explanations on how they can benefit your skin.

Aloe Vera Gel

With its antibacterial and antiviral properties, Aloe Vera is good for treating everything from diabetes to constipation. It’s also commonly used in beauty products because it’s rich in Vitamin C, E and beta-carotene.


Arnica montana is one of the most beneficial substances available in nature’s pharmacopeia, with the power to relieve many of the common aches, pains, and injuries that arise in our daily lives. The main uses of Arnica include bruising, swelling, pain relief, arthritis, and injuries.

Arnica is one of the best remedies available to heal bruises faster. Falls, blows, and other traumas can cause blood vessels to break under your skin and spill blood, causing tenderness and discoloration. Arnica speeds up the healing process, prompting your body to send more white blood cells to clean up and repair the bruise.

Nature’s anti-inflammatory, Arnica is well known for its ability to reduce swelling. Thus, it offers significant benefits in the treatment of sprains, strains, fractures, contusions, and other injuries. Some surgeons recommend Arnica as a remedy to reduce post-surgical swelling.

Arnica is a natural pain reliever that doesn’t just mask the pain; it actually stimulates your body’s healing processes. Arnica is especially recommended for pain that derives from trauma (such as a fall) or inflammation (such as arthritis). Arnica offers a safe alternative remedy for pain, without the risks associated with over-the-counter NSAIDs or prescription pain medicine.

Arnica can ease the pain and stiffness of arthritis, so you can move more freely. Studies have shown that applying Arnica gel or cream to an arthritic body part leads to significant improvement. 

Arnica aids in the healing of many kinds of injuries especially those that impact soft tissues. While not a substitute for appropriate medical care, Arnica can reduce pain and swelling from sprains, strains, fractures, bruises, overexertion, sore muscles, and more. Many people find that Arnica helps them recover much faster, so they can get back to the activities they love.

We’re still discovering and researching the full range of potential uses for Arnica. Some doctors and homeopaths recommend Arnica for uses that include childbirth, headaches, shock, burns, scars, acne, insect bites, mental burnout, tinnitus, and jet lag.

Argan Oil

When applied to the skin, Argan oil eases inflammation and moisturises the skin. It is packed with linoleic acid, omega-6, fatty acids, antioxidants and vitamins A and C.

Avocado Oil (Organic)

Avocado oil is great for relieving dry and itchy skin. It is deeply absorbed by the skin, which makes it an ideal moisturiser and skin care agent.

Bentonite Clay

When combined with water and left to dry on the skin as a clay mask, the clay is able to bind to bacteria and toxins living on the surface of the skin and within pores to extract these from the pores. This helps to reduce the outbreak of blemishes, alleviate redness, and also to fight allergic reactions from irritating lotions or face washes. Thanks to the clay’s special ability to act as an antibiotic treatment when applied topically to the skin, the clay can help to calm skin infections, like contact dermatitis and speed up healing time of wounds .

Bentonite clay is great for you. It opens and cleans the facial pores to eliminate pimples.

Borage Oil

With its high levels of fatty acids, borage oil has strong anti-inflammatory properties. It is also known to have antioxidant properties.

Calendula Oil (Organic)

Calendula is known for its healing abilities, apply Calendula oil to cuts, scrapes, bruises and insect bites to quickly speed the healing process. Calendula oil has inflammatory properties and unique antioxidant compounds. Calendula will protect against infections, it keeps wounds and scrapes safe, allowing them to heal rapidly.

Aside from stimulating healing, calendula oil can significantly boost the appearance of your skin. It can affect blood flow to the skin cells, provide antioxidant protection that

Camellia Oil (Organic)

Camellia oil is also commonly known as tea seed oil, as it is the essential oil from the seeds of the tea plant.  While the leaves of the tea plant are commonly dried to produce tea,  the seeds undergo a cold-pressing process to extract the concentrated oil. Thus, camellia oil benefits from many of the same antioxidant compounds as tea, but also has an extremely high level of unsaturated fats, as well as other minerals and nutrients.  

Camellia oil contains high levels of oleic acid (more than 80%), as well as linoleic acid, alpha-linolenic acid, stearic acid, vitamin E, Calcium, Potassium, triterpenes, saponins, and squalene.  

Camellia oil can help smooth rough patches of skin and lock in moisture, making this an ideal remedy for people whose skin is regularly exposed to the elements.  It can also minimize the appearance of wrinkles and keep your skin feeling young and healthy.  Camellia Oil is quickly absorbed into the skin and does not leave your skin feeling oily.

Canola Oil (Organic)

Canola oil can be used for producing conditioning and moisturizing soaps. Its content is similar to olive oil, but it is better in holding moisture for the skin.

Carrot Seed Oil

Compared to other essential oils, the carrot seed oil is one of the most powerful ski rejuvenators and detoxifiers. Its scent is calming and relaxing.

Castor Oil (Organic)

Reducing signs of ageing, pigmentation and acne blemishes are just a few of the many benefits of castor oil. It also helps in moisturising skin.

Cocoa Butter (Organic)

Cocoa butter helps remove dark spots, moisturises dry skin and enhances the dull skin. It is also used to remove or lessen stretch marks.

Coconut Oil (Virgin Organic)

Coconut oil is one of nature’s best wonders. It deeply moisturises, controls acnes, cleanses skin, fades blemishes, slows down skin ageing and treats skin allergies.

French Green Clay

French Green Clay is best known for detoxifying, exfoliating and clarifying skin. When used, the result is a brighter, younger-looking skin.

Grape Seed Oil

Apart from its cosmetic benefits, grape seed oil is also great for treating acne and acts as a moisturiser which balances both the oily and dry areas of the skin.

Green Tea Extract

Green tea extract has powerful antioxidant effects that reduce skin inflammation, promotes collagen and makes tissues more elastic.

Harakeke Extract

Harakeke, our native flax yields an oil that deeply moisturises skin, its oil contains high levels of omega an essential Fatty acid for truly healthy skin. To Maori Harakeke is one of the most important and most versatile plants. It is one of the few native plants of economic importance. Its fibre was/is widely used for weaving.

Hazelnut Oil

Because of its unique properties, hazelnut oil allows for natural skin hydration, protects skin against ageing, helps retain colour and best of all, is gentle on skin.

Hemp Seed Oil

Hemp oil comes from the Cannabis sativa plant but is also more often referred to as cannabis or marijuana. Possibly better known more for its narcotic properties than its therapeutic uses and benefits, the oil itself is rich in essential fatty acids. According to, hemp oil can prevent moisture loss in the skin and help prevent premature aging, and is effective in maintaining moisture balance. It can also be useful in alleviating certain skin conditions such as eczema, acne and psoriasis.   

Hemp seed oil is a natural moisturizer and can help to make your skin feel smooth and soft while acting as a barrier and preventing moisture loss. Hemp is also rich in vitamin D, which is necessary for calcium absorption to help achieve soft, smooth and hydrated skin.

JoJoba Oil (Organic)

Conditioning the skin is one of JoJoba oil’s powerful benefits. It generally promotes healthy skin and helps treat skin infections such as acnes and psoriasis.


Kanuka essential oil is considered broad spectrum for fighting viral and fungal infections, making it excellent for reducing unwanted microbial activity. Kanuka is an excellent skin penetrator, allowing the oil to quickly penetrate deep into the muscle. because of its strong anti-inflammatory effect, kanuka essential oil is good for chronic inflammatory conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia. Kanuka oil is also great for treating burns and insect bites.

Kawakawa Extract

Kawakawa is one of the most distinctive New Zealand native plants. It was one of the most important healing herbs in traditional Maori herbal medicine and the use of Kawakawa as a healing or tonic herb is still popular today.

The leaves, simply chewed or made into infusions, were widely used as treatments for stomach pains and indigestion, particularly where due to over-eating.

Kawakawa is also used as a tonic with gentle stimulating and rejuvenating properties, and early settlers substituted it for tea, due to its refreshing and sustaining properties.

Topically, Kawakawa leaf applications were also used for bruises and rheumatism, the pain of neuralgia and nettle stings, as well as for eczema.

Hot Kawakawa infusions and decoctions have long been a popular treatment for winter ailments, this probably relates at least in part to the significant diaphoretic (sweat-inducing) effect produced by such preparations.  Like other plants in the pepper family, stimulation of the circulation is an effect of internal consumption of reasonable doses of Kawakawa preparations.  Such activity could make it useful in conditions such as chilblains, varicose veins, and poor circulation. .

Kiwifruit Extract

Kiwi fruit extract combines high essential fatty acids with impressive antioxidant properties, representing a perfect anti-aging ingredient through topical application. Studies have shown that kiwifruit extract improves skin radiance, reduces the appearance of fine lines and reduces the dark circles under the eyes. These antioxidant properties in combination with a selection of essential fatty acids, make the extract perfect for an anti-ageing ingredient.

Kowhai Extract

The Kowhai is known for its high antioxidant bioactivity. With its natural antimicrobial properties, the Kowhai extract helps calm and condition the skin. It also makes for the perfect moisturising and cleansing agent.

Mango Butter

Mango butter helps restore the skin’s protective barriers as well as repair dry skin. It also helps make hair softer and protects hair from sun damage.

Mamaku Extract

Aotearoa’s native Tree Fern Mamaku (or the Black Fern) contains a powerful healing extract that has been used by Māori for centuries to soothe and revive skin. Mamaku black fern aids in cell renewal, it helps to firm and protect your skin generating fresh cells.

Palm Oil (Organic) RSPO Certified

With its high amounts of saturated fat, antioxidants and vitamins, palm oil is best for regenerating skin cells and making skin look years younger. However, this should not be confused with palm kernel oil.

Pink French Clay

When it comes to treating acne and other skin diseases, pink French clay is your best weapon. You can use it to cleanse and detoxify your skin whilst removing dead skin cells in the process.

Pohutukawa Extract

The Pohutukawa conditions the skin. The bioactive extract from the flowers of New Zealand’s iconic pohutukawa is conditioning, deeply moisturising, antioxidant-packed and antiseptic. It also promotes cell regeneration and soft, youthful skin.


Manuka essential oil is full of natural compounds that make it so desirable in the treatment of a broad spectrum of conditions, studies have proven that Manuka contains the following properties:

  • Antibacterial
  • Anti-fungal
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Antiseptic
  • Antimicrobial
  • Antihistamine
  • Relaxant

Manuka Oil is beneficial in the treatment of a broad spectrum of health conditions. Manuka Oil has been used therapeutically in the treatment of rheumatic conditions, muscle aches, joint pains, back ache, arthritis, sport injuries, dandruff, fleas, lice, body odor, nasal congestion, gingivitis, diarrhea, dysentery, urinary conditions, skin infections, foot conditions such as Athlete's Foot, nail infection, and foot odor. The oil is also widely used in aromatherapies to relieve stress and anxiety. A recent research study showed that Manuka Oil may also be effective against antibiotic resistant MRSA (Methicillin-Resistant Staph. Aureus) bacteria and gram bacteria such as Staphylococcus and Streptococcus as well as Pathogenic Fungi.

Olive Oil (Organic Virgin)

Look young and keep your skin soft with olive oil. It is a natural antibacterial agent that helps in the regeneration of skin cells.

Raspberry Seed Oil

Raspberry seed oil is great for effectively moisturising skin, regenerating skin cells, helping mend split cells, healing scalp and reducing wrinkles, amongst others.

Rose Essential Oil

Rose Essential Oil is a powerful skin care oil due to its moisturizing and potent antioxidant properties. It is used in facial oils, moisturizers, serums, soaps and massage oils.

  • Tones and tightens skin, useful for wrinkles and sagging skin.
  • Comforts dry, irritated areas.
  • Helps balance moisture levels in the skin.
  • Promotes an even skin tone.
  • Reduces the appearance of blemishes.
  • High in antioxidants that protect the skin from damage.
  • Anti-inflammatory and soothing.
  • Useful on sensitive and aging skin.
  • Prevents and reduces scarring.
  • Antibacterial.

Safflower Oil (Organic)

With its lubricant properties, Safflower oil can be used to help skin retain water and moisture, preventing dryness and roughness. It also helps remove oil and dirt.

Shea Butter (Organic)

Warding off infection and speeding up wound healing are just some of the benefits of applying Shea butter on the skin.

Sunflower Oil (Organic)

Sunflower oil is popular for improving skin health. It helps protect skin against damage from the sun. Best of all, it helps regenerate skin for a younger looking appeal.

Vitamin E

Vitamin E is best known for making skin look years younger and reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. What’s more, it helps treat skin diseases such as psoriasis.

Walnut Oil

Want ageless, flawless skin? Walnut oil helps fight wrinkles, is a great remedy for skin infections and helps treat psoriasis. It also has strong anti-oxidant properties.

Zinc Oxide

Zinc oxide has many benefits, including keeping moisture locked into dry skin, preventing skin aging, healing burnt skin, reducing dandruff, treating warts and more.