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Kaitoa | Face oil for the masculine

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For Māori the concept of wairua (spirit) is best understood when the word is broken in two. Wai meaning water and rua meaning two - in other words meaning ‘two streams’. These two streams represent the duality of masculine and feminine energy - both of which are present in us all. 

MindKai’s kaitoa face oil gives support to the wairua, and more specifically channels the masculine flow of energy for the mauri (lifeforce) of its user. 

It is a unique blend of rongoā Māori and natural oils focused on supporting the kanohi (face) and its overall health as well as to nourish, hydrate the skin. This oil also has the ability to soften and condition facial hair (if present) - making it suitable for use as a beard oil as well. 


Hemp seed oil | cannabis sativa - said to be anti-inflammatory, encourage skin growth and cell generation, and keep skin nourished and moisturised.

Jojoba oil | simmondsia chinensis  - similar to skin produced sebum allowing deeper penetration. Perfect to nourish and hydrate, boost the skins glow and help restore & rejuvenate as it is naturally high in Vitamins A, D and E and nutrients. A gentle oil that balances oily skin, soothes sensitive skin and hydrates dry and aging skin.

Sweet almond oil | prunus amygdalus dulcis - packed with vitamins and nutrients that are said to be essential for skin nourishment.

Avocado oil | persea gratissima - said to be extremely moisturising, nourishing & softening to skin making it ideal for dehydrated, sun or climate-damaged skin, scarring or spots. Its regenerating and rejuvenating qualities are believed to relieve dryness & increase collagen under the skin.

Apricot oil | prunus armeniaca - said to help improve skin tone, maintain softness and radiance, nourish, reduce breakouts and restore & rejuvenate skin.

Argan oil | argania spinosa  - believed to protect the skin from uv rays, treat acne, hydrate, soothe and rejuvenate skin.

Tea tree essential oil | melaleuca alternifolia - said to have antiseptic, antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties that aid healing, great for sensitive skin to give glow. Known for relaxing, soothing and calming both the skin and mind.

Cedarwood essential oil | cedrus atlantica - believed to have a grounding effect to calm nervous tension, balance an upset nervous system and promote an open and positive mind. It is also a very helpful essential oil to settle into a state of meditation.

Sweet orange essential oil | citrus sinensis -  said to soothe dry skin and have an uplifting and calming nature, that creates a warm and relaxing environment. Thought to be perfect for helping with feelings of stress, or when having a low mood,
nervous tension or sleeplessness.

Kanuka (kunzea ericoides, white tea tree)

Kawakawa (macropiper excelsum)

Manuka (leptospermum scoparium, tea tree)

Calendula (calendula officinalis) 

Chamomile (matricaria recutita)

Lavender (lavandula angustifolia)


Kanuka | kunzea ericoides | white tea tree - a rongoā rākau (native plant) known to be antimicrobial and healing, as well as calming and relaxing, to the mind. From a wairua (spiritual) perspective, Māori believe it has the ability for regeneration and restored inner vitality & strength, and help with spontaneity and self-expression. 

Kawakawa | macropiper excelsum - a rongoā rākau (native plant) that is said to soothe skin and help reduce inflammation due to its antimicrobial and analgesic properties. From a wairua (spiritual) perspective, Māori believe it gives strength to move forward fearlessly & have faith. 

Manuka | leptospermum scoparium| kahikatoa | tea tree - a rongoā rākau (native plant) said to soothe body and soul through its purification, anti-microbial, and anti-inflammatory properties. From a wairua (spiritual) perspective, Māori believe it supports self-regeneration, metamorphosis, being in touch with your own power, and depth of inner experience. 

Calendula | calendula officinalis - known to soothe & hydrate skin and promote collagen production to help the skin to glow.

Chamomile | matricaria recutita - known to contain powerful anti-oxidants including polyphenols and phytochemicals which are said to help aging skin, protects from free radical damage by accelerating cell and tissue renewal, and give the skin a glow. 

Lavender | lavandula angustifolia - known to be healing, antiseptic and calming. 


Place oil into palm of hand and apply to a dry face.

Hā ki roto, hā ki waho (breath deeply, slowly and with intent) - whilst using your finger tips to gently massage the oil into your skin.

Depending on your need, this may be for several seconds to a minute to allow the oil to penetrate.

Once done, use a damp, warm face cloth to gently wipe oil away, or rinse with warm water directly (if you want some oil to stay on your skin).


Store in a cool area away from sunlight. 

MindKai is 100% natural, and as such has no preservatives. That is why we recommend using your product within six months of receiving.


MindKai is for external use only. Desist use if skin irritation occurs. Keep away from eyes.

If applicable - we also recommend to avoid using during the first trimester of pregnancy due to the essential oils within the blend.

Avoid pressing too hard or scrubbing skin on application, as this can lead to irritation and breakout.