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Uku huhuka | Foaming hand soap - citrus

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Let the energising and zesty scent of sweet orange, bergamot and lemongrass essential oils revive and invigorate hard-working ringaringa (hands) and hinengaro (mind).

Our hands bear the brunt of our busy lives. They’ve been created to be tough, yet are also intended to be soft, loving and protecting. Our mind is much the same! We live in a fast paced world and it is common for a heavy mental load to leave us feeling low. That is why caring for both is important!

Our uku huhuka is a rawe (excellent) environmentally conscious product that comes in an ataahua (beautiful) 375ml glass bottle so you can refill with your favourite MindKai foaming soap base - overtime saving money and te ao (the world) all at the same time!

There’s nothing in our foaming soap that you wouldn’t want touching your skin, and everything you do! Handmade in small batches, following tikanga Māori - give your hands and mind the aroha they deserve!

kinaki | ingredients

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.

Castile soap - palm-free, surfactant-free, unscented and handmade in Aotearoa New Zealand. It also has no parabens,
mineral oil compounds, sulfates, glycols or phthalates.

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.

Bergamot essential oil | citrus aurantium spp bergamia- for the body is said to be a great antiseptic and healing oil for acne and a primary oil for the nervous system, uplifting and calming during times of anxiety or low mood. It is known for lightening and refreshing the mind when feeling angry, frustrated or low in confidence and helps to clear out negative, heavy states.

Lemongrass essential oil | (cymbopogon flexuosus)-said to have a toning and astringent effect on congested oily skin and be
excellent for soft tissue injuries, bruises, muscle or joint aches, and to cool and ease sore, tired muscles.

Manuka wairākau - water steeped with manuka (leptospermum scoparium, tea tree) leaf, bark, seed and flower)

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. 


Pre-made bottle: Before use, shake the bottle well to mix the oils, then simply press down on the dispenser and use the foam to wash your hands. While doing so, take the time to practice mindfulness by reflecting on your day & letting go of the negative. Breathe deeply, slowly and with intent. Hā ki roto, hā ki waho - you got this! 

Re-fill for bottle: Take the uku huhuka (foaming soap) base and place in your foaming soap dispenser. Top up with 300ml of wai (water).

To level up your experience, consider boiling some water with botanicals from your garden - especially nice to use are rose petals, manuka, rosemary or other herbs to create floral or herbaceous scents.

Once done, use as instructed above.


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

tupato | caution

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

A special note to those with eczema or dermatitis that this soap may cause irritation as there is no aloe, glycerin, hyaluronic acid, petrolatum, humectants or niacinamide present in the formula that often assist this.

Consult with a health practitioner if pregnant before using products with essential oils.

Keep out of reach of tamariki (children).