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Ingredient Glossary

Ingredients

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Apple cider vinegar

Apple cider vinegar, otherwise known simply as cider vinegar, is made from cider or apple must and has a golden colour. It often is unfiltered and unpasteurized with concentrated elements present in the mother of vinegar.

Found In:

Apple Cider Vinegar

Propolis Herbal Elixir

Avocado oil

Avocado oil (Persea Gratissima) New Zealand sourced avocados

Found In:

Propolis & Beeswax lipbalm - Honey & Vanilla

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Bee Pollen

Bee pollen is collected from plants and flowers by honey bees for food.  It is often referred to as 'bee bread'.  Bee pollen contains: iron - which is essential for the flow of oxygen throughout the body; protein - more than beef on a gram by gram basis; and B vitamins, which may help support stress management.

Found In:

Bee Pollen Granules 125g

Bee Pollen Granules 250g

Bees Wax

Beeswax is a natural wax produced in the bee hive of honey bees

Found In:

Medihoney Natural Moisturising Lotion

Betaine

Betaine is a sweet tasting alkaloid that occurs in sugar beets. It is proven to leave the mouth moist and feeling soothed.

Found In:

Gentle Toothpaste

Blackcurrant

Blackcurrant is a species of Ribes berry native to central and northern Europe and northern Asia.

Found In:

Manuka Honey and Blackcurrant Elixir

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Calcium Carbonate

Calcium carbonate, a naturally occurring mineral, is a gentle abrasive that cleans and polishes the tooth surface to help remove stains.

Found In:

Gentle Toothpaste

Whitening Toothpaste

Propolis Toothpaste - Fresh Mint

Calendula Oil

High levels of carotenoids provide healing and anti-inflammatory properties soothing tender lips.

Found In:

Propolis & Beeswax lipbalm - Honey & Vanilla

Caster Oil

Helps to maintain soft and supple lips and gives a nice, natural shine.

Found In:

Propolis & Beeswax lipbalm - Honey & Vanilla

Cupuacu Butter

Absorbs large amounts of water giving it superior moisturising qualities.

Found In:

Medihoney Natural Skintensive Cream

Propolis & Beeswax lipbalm - Honey & Vanilla

Medihoney Natural Moisturising Lotion

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Evening Primrose Oil

Evening primrose is a plant native to North America, but it grows in Europe and parts of the Southern Hemisphere as well.  It has yellow flowers that bloom in   the evening.  Evening primrose oil contains gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), an essential fatty acid. Evening primrose oil is extracted from the seeds of the evening primrose.

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German Chamomile Flower

Extracted from Matricaria chamomilla (M. recutica) of the family species Asteraceae.  It is also known by the names of blue chamomile, Hungarian chamomile and single chamomile.  The flowering tops of the chamomile plant are used to make liquid extracts.  It has long been cultivated in Germany to maximize its special properties and is known to be used topically to soothe irritated skin, because of its anti-inflammatory properties.

Found In:

Gentle Toothpaste

Medihoney Natural Derma Cream

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Manuka oil

Manuka oil is an extract from the Manuka tree in a base of pure almond oil. Manuka leaves are distilled in spring water to produce a highly purified essential oil with a unique floral note

Found In:

Gentle Toothpaste

Manuka Oil

Marshmallow extract

Althaea officinalis (marshmallow, marsh mallow, or common marshmallow) is a perennial species indigenous to Africa, which is used as a medicinal plant and ornamental plant.

Medical honey

Medihoney™ Antibacterial Honey is a standardised medical grade of antibacterial honey collected predominantly fromLeptospermum species. (including Manuka).  This combination of Leptospermum honeys has been developed using advanced scientific knowledge to maximise honey’s potential to assist healing.

Found In:

Medihoney Natural Skintensive Cream

Medihoney Natural Derma Cream

Medihoney Natural Moisturising Lotion

Medihoney Natural Soap Free Body Wash

Antibacterial Wound Gel 25g

Medihoney® Adhesive Dressings 4.5cm x 7.5cm

Medihoney® Adhesive Dressings 2.6cm x 5.6cm

Antibacterial Wound Gel 50g

Mullein extract

Mullein or "Mullein leaf" often refers to the leaves of Verbascum thapsus, the great or common mullein, which is frequently used in herbal medicine.

Multifloral honeys

Multiflora honey is a blend of New Zealand honeys.

Found In:

Multiflora Honey 500g

Multiflora Honey 1kg

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Olive Butter

Adds a creamy texture which spreads beautifully and penetrates deeply into the lips.

Found In:

Propolis & Beeswax lipbalm - Honey & Vanilla

Organic Propolis

A great antioxidant and a nutritious and restoring emollient.

Found In:

Propolis & Beeswax lipbalm - Honey & Vanilla

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Pure Manuka Honey Extract

Pure Manuka Honey Extract is the concentrated pureness and efficacy of Manuka honey. This extract contains concentrated phenolics that are shown to inhibit MMP activity - a process that degrades the collagen fibres in our skin and leads to the formation of lines and wrinkles. This patent pending discovery provides Comvita Manuka Pure ™ skincare with advanced anti-ageing protection and superior skin feel.

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Shea butter

Shea butter is produced from the crushed kernel of the nut of the Karite tree , which grows in West Africa.  Shea butter penetrates the skin to provide intensive moisturisation and promotes the appearance of smoother skin.

Found In:

Medihoney Natural Skintensive Cream

Medihoney Natural Derma Cream

Sodium Bicarbonate

Baking soda, a naturally occurring mineral, is a gentle abrasive that has the ability to polish and whiten teeth.

Found In:

Whitening Toothpaste

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Tea tree

Tea Tree Oil is a natural oil with exciting oral health benefits and can help to fight bad breath.

Found In:

Propolis Toothpaste - Fresh Mint

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Xylitol

Xylitol is a sweet substance commonly found in birch trees and many fruits and   vegetables. Research has indicated xylitol has great tooth friendly benefits.

Found In:

Gentle Toothpaste

Whitening Toothpaste

Propolis Toothgel

Propolis Toothpaste - Fresh Mint

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