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About Me

I’m on a journey to reduce my waste, get rid of unnecessary chemicals and plastic from my home, leave a smaller footprint and to live better.

I love wild-foraging while I’m out walking.  I believe that wild plants contain so much more energy than cultivated varieties, as they need to eek out their existence without the pampering and TLC afforded to those in our backyards.  There are so many plants and “weeds” growing naturally that we no longer appreciate, and I love learning about them and using them where I can.

All products are handcrafted with love by me in small batches in Havelock North, using fabulous 100% natural, nourishing ingredients.  All packaging and shipping materials are made from recycled paper, are recyclable or compostable to help avoid unnecessary waste.

My soap and moisturiser bars are loaded with nourishing oils like olive and coconut, as well as luxurious butters like cocoa and shea. Scented only with pure essential oils and naturally coloured with clays and/or botanicals. No nasties, just the good stuff. ❣️

I use all the products I make, and if there is something I don't have that you would be interested in, please let me know as I always love a new challenge.

Thank you for visiting, I hope you find something you like.  If you have any questions or would like to visit my home-based pop-up shop please just let me know.

Karen x

PS. I was previously known as ‘Handmade by Karen’, and while everything is still handmade by me, I decided a new name was required to better describe my business.

  • NO Artificial Colours or Fragrances
  • NO palm oil
  • NO Harsh Chemicals
  • NO Parabens
  • NO Detergents (SLS/SLES)
  • NO Alcohol
  • NO Petrochemicals
  • ONLY tested on willing family and friends.