I, personally, keep a tube of Kawakawa Lip Balm in my pocket throughout winter and use it most days. I find that it works better than anything I’ve tried for stopping cold sores from developing and healing them, if they do develop.
At Wairua Wood and Wax we only use the highest quality ingredients and we make it with lots of love/aroha. We’ve taken seriously all the advice we’ve received from a Maori woman well versed in the traditional preparation of Rongoa. Accordingly we only harvest from Kawakawa bushes that are well away from roads (you don’t want dust and pollutants), we select Kawakawa leaves that are north facing and only the ones that have been selected as scrumptious by the Kawakawa Looper Moth (Cleora scriptaria). And, of course, we only take a few leaves off each plant. We use a lot of leaves when we steep them in oil and we leave them for a long time to ensure that plenty of the active ingredients from the Kawakawa are absorbed.
Kawakawa has been used for hundreds of years by Maori as a traditional Maori medicine. Kawakawa was used for cuts, wounds, boils, abscesses, and nettle stings. It was also used for rheumatism and other aches and pains, including toothache. When Kawakawa is thrown on a campfire and burned, it reputedly keeps mosquitoes away.
Use it safely as often as you want to for dry, cracked or chapped lips.
Standard sized lip balm tube. Same shipping price for multiple purchases.
We would encourage you to have a look at our Kawakawa Rongoa Cream, which we have readily available.