What does Kahuku mean?
Kahuku (Māori Language)
1. (noun) monarch butterfly, Danaus plexippus - Aotearoa/New Zealand's largest butterfly. Spends two weeks as a caterpillar, two weeks as a chrysalis and two months as a butterfly.
Kahuku products are formulated from oils and essential oils directly from plants. Our ingredients use the best food grade quality, and include oils like Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Sunflower Oil. These are formulated into products designed to be as kind as possible to skin, hair, home and the earth.
We focus on ingredients derived directly from plants and use them in their purest form possible without synthesising them into something unrecognisable.
Many of our ingredients are food grade and would be found in most New Zealand pantries.
Our soaps and cleaners are made the "old fashioned way" and are known as Castile soaps. This is an ancient method dating back centuries.
They are extremely effective, and because they do not contain dubious "natural" ingredients most people find they do not have skin irritations, and do not need to use added products such as moisturisers, conditioners etc. The house sparkles, and what's more with the use of essential oils smells really great, and not in an artificial way!
For us however, one of the most important things is our packaging. The products are packaged in eco friendly packaging, reducing waste and ensuring all packaging is biodegradable, or reusable.