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Papatūānuku | Origin soap

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An earthy soap that is very cleansing in nature. It works by grounding and connecting you to the whenua (land) through the puha and kawakawa which spiritually provides connection back to Papatūānuku whilst also providing soft healing.

Karamu acts as a gentle exfoliant, and is also acknowledged as the first rākau planted into Papatūānuku by Tane Mahuta (god of the forest). Karamu is said to consciously channel universal energy and is used when wanting to gain control of your own life and make plans to achieve goals and bring your dreams to reality.  


Travel bar approx 55g | Home bar approx 110g

The perfect combo: Home bar + our natural exfoliating soap bag - the ideal home for your soap to help it last longer whilst also working as a gentle but effective exfoliator for the tinana (body).


This handmade cold process soap is a beautiful blend of oils which have been steeped with kawakawa, manuka, and kanuka, as well as the non-native plants of lavender, chamomile, and calendula following tikanga Māori.

Created in alignment to the maramataka with takutaku and aroha, it is imbued with the mauri (life force) of the creator.

Kind to the environment and tinana, each ingredient is from nature and carefully sourced. 


Organic olive pomace oil (olea europaea)

Coconut oil (cocos nucifera)

Castor oil (ricinus communis)

Avocado oil (persea gratissima)

Shea butter (butyspermum parkii)

Wairakau (water with essence of plants,tea) - kawakawa (macropiper excelsum) and manuka (leptospermum scoparium)

Sodium hydroxide (lye)

White kaolin clay

Cacao powder

Titanium dioxide

Ground karamu (coprosma robusta)

Seeds (of manuka and kanuka (kunzea ericoides))

Cedarwood (cedrus atlantica) essential oil

Patchouli (pogostemon cablin) essential oil

Cardamon (elettaria cardamomum) essential oil 

Cypress (cupressus sempervirens) essential oil 

Lavender (lavandula angustifolia) essential oil

Kanuka (kunzea ericoides, white tea tree)

Karamu (coprosma robusta)

Kawakawa (macropiper excelsum)

Manuka (leptospermum scoparium, tea tree)

Puha (sonchus kirkii)

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. 

Karamu | coprosma robusta - a rongoā rākau (native plant) that is said to have been the first rongoā rākau that tane mahuta (the god of the forest) planted into papatūānuku. From a wairua (spiritual) perspective, Māori believe it consciously channels universal energy to gain control of your own life and bring your dreams to reality.

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. 

Puha | sonchus kirkii - a rongoā rākau (native plant) that from a wairua (spiritual) perspective, Māori believe grounds oneself to the whenua.

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. 


Use a well draining soap dish and let soap dry in between uses

Store your unused soap in a dark, dry, cool area


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

We also recommend to avoid using during the first trimester of pregnancy due to the essential oils within the blend.