What are NZ Native Extracts?

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When it comes to wellness, there is a certain allure to the natural world. Just as a painter carefully selects their palette of colours or a fashion designer meticulously chooses fabrics, nature provides us with a vast array of ingredients to enhance our well-being.

Our ability to draw on plants and their extracts to enhance our physical, spiritual and emotional healing fascinates me every day. One such treasure trove is found in the lush landscapes of our backyard of Aotearoa. Where native plants have been used for centuries by MńĀori. Incorporating NZ Native Extracts into your routine is extra special.¬†

Mastering self-care rituals and body-mind wellness practices is so valuable to our overall health. So what exactly are NZ native extracts and how can we use them to enhance our daily routines? 

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If you're looking for natural remedies to improve your health mental¬†and physical health, you may have come across the term "NZ Native Extracts." But what exactly are they? NZ Native Extracts are plant extracts derived from native New Zealand plants. These plants have been used for centuries by the indigenous MńĀori people for their medicinal properties. Today, these extracts are gaining popularity worldwide for their numerous health benefits.

Why are NZ Native Extracts Used?

There are several reasons why NZ Native Extracts have become increasingly popular in recent years. Firstly, they are known for their high concentration of bioactive compounds, such as antioxidants and phytochemicals, which have been shown to have various health benefits. Secondly, these extracts are sourced from plants that have adapted to the unique environment of Aotearoa, making them particularly resilient and potent. They need to be sustainably sourced and produced, aligning with our growing demand for eco-friendly and ethical products.

Some of our Favourite NZ Native Extracts

NZ Native Extracts offer a wide range of benefits for your skin and body-mind wellness. They are rich in antioxidants, which help protect your skin from environmental damage and premature aging. These extracts also have anti-inflammatory properties, making them ideal for soothing irritated skin. Additionally, NZ Native Extracts are known for their hydrating and nourishing effects, leaving your skin feeling soft, supple, and rejuvenated.

  • Manuka: Known for its antibacterial properties, Manuka extract helps fight acne-causing bacteria and promotes a clear complexion. We use this in our Down to Earth Day Face Oil¬†and Into the Ngahere Night Serum
  • Kanuka: Kanuka has antiviral,¬†antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties and is useful for burns, bruises, and other wounds in addition is an effective¬†treatment for eczema, rosacea, and acne.We use this in our Anti-Everything Oil Cleanse¬†
  • Kawakawa: This extract has anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties, making it perfect for soothing and healing irritated skin. We use this in our Lush Facial Mist¬†
  • Harakeke: Harakeke extract is rich in essential fatty acids, which help moisturize and protect the skin's barrier.¬†
  • Mamaku: With its high concentration of antioxidants, Mamaku extract helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. We use this in our¬†Unfurl Mamaku Night Cream
  • Horopito: Horopito extract has antimicrobial properties, making it effective in treating acne and other skin infections.
  • Kumerahou: Kumerahou extract is rich in saponins, which have gentle cleansing properties without stripping the skin of its natural oils.
  • Mamaku Blueberry: This extract combines the benefits of Mamaku and Blueberry, providing intense hydration and nourishment to the skin. We use this in our The Goods Day Oil¬†
  • Kiwifruit: Kiwifruit extract is packed with Vitamin C, helping to brighten the skin and promote a more even complexion.¬†

How to Incorporate NZ Native Extracts into Your Routine

There are various ways to incorporate NZ Native Extracts into your daily routine. From supplements, skincare products, herbal teas, and even culinary ingredients. When choosing products, look for those that use high-quality, sustainably sourced extracts.  

  • Face Mask Routine:¬†Indulge in a self-care ritual by incorporating a face mask into your weekly routine. Adding a face mask a couple of times a week is a fantastic way to get a little downtime and treat your skin to nourishment. Pamper your skin with nourishing ingredients and take a moment to unwind. We use NZ Native Extracts in our Tuned Out NZ Glacial Clay Face Mask with NZ Manuka Honey
  • Face Skin Ritual:¬†Cleanse, tone and moisturise morning and night. Choose products with native extracts according to your skin type. We use NZ Native in most of our skin range try our popular Into the Ngahere Night Serum
  • Bath Time Ritual:¬†Elevate your nightly cleansing routine with NZ Native extract-infused oils, luxurious bath bombs, and nourishing soaps.¬†
  • Evening Herbal Teas:¬†Teas are packed with antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals that boost your immune system and improve digestion.¬†Start your day with a cup of invigorating Manuka tea to awaken your senses or¬†indulge in calming Kawakawa tea to aid relaxation throughout the day or try Harakeke tea to find tranquillity¬†before bedtime.¬†

This is just a glimpse of what NZ Native has to offer, embrace the power of these native plants and experience the transformative effects on your skin, body and mind. Indulging in all that nature has to offer and ensuring this is done sustainably means we can continue to immerse ourselves in Aotearoas Native indigenous flora and let their profound influence captivate our senses, and rejuvenate our complexion, physique, and soul.

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Until next time, keep it clean,

Bumble & Birdie NZ TaupŇć Crew


New Zealand (NZ) Native Extracts are beneficial compounds extracted from the indigenous plants of New Zealand. These extracts are highly valued for their potential health and wellness benefits, which have been recognized and utilized by the Maori people for centuries. These natural resources are gaining global recognition for their unique properties.


NZ Native Extracts come in many forms and are derived from a variety of unique and potent New Zealand plants. The power of these extracts lies in their natural, bioactive compounds that contribute to health and wellbeing. They are commonly used in natural health products for their antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antimicrobial properties.


Incorporating NZ Native Extracts into your daily routine can allow you to experience the fantastic benefits that this ancient wellness trend can offer. Implementing these extracts into your lifestyle need not be complicated or daunting. It may be as simple as choosing a skincare product formulated with NZ Native Extracts, or supplementing your diet with these potent botanicals.

New Zealand (NZ) Native Extracts are beneficial compounds extracted from the indigenous plants of New Zealand. These extracts are highly valued for their potential health and wellness benefits, which have been recognized and utilized by the Maori people for centuries. These natural resources are gaining global recognition for their unique properties.


NZ Native Extracts come in many forms and are derived from a variety of unique and potent New Zealand plants. The power of these extracts lies in their natural, bioactive compounds that contribute to health and wellbeing. They are commonly used in natural health products for their antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antimicrobial properties.


Incorporating NZ Native Extracts into your daily routine can allow you to experience the fantastic benefits that this ancient wellness trend can offer. Implementing these extracts into your lifestyle need not be complicated or daunting. It may be as simple as choosing a skincare product formulated with NZ Native Extracts, or supplementing your diet with these potent botanicals.

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