Native Beauty Shop

Kia mahu taatau, kia mahu whenua..........Heal our people, heal our land.



Medicine Plants NZ Contact

Business Postal: RD 6, Ruatangata, Whangarei 0176

Phone 09 435 5510 -- Mobile/Text 021 731 831

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*Lovely simple ingredients.

*I like the consistency, texture , the feel of it on the skin - leaves it feeling supple and fresh.

*Nice natural soap in a small dispensing bottle - perfect for my basin.

*Foaming soap lovely for shaving the legs.

*His hair has become quite soft and shiny using the Kawakawa & Mingimingi .

*I love it for washing my face

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Native Plant Medicine

(Rongoa Rakau)


Traditional Maori Medicine (Rongoa) Clinic appointments
are at my clinic 20 minutes from Whangarei

021 731 831

New Zealand


HineAhua Tokotoko

(Michelle Sime)





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registered as essential service so we can supply during Covid lockdown

with Michelle Nga hua o te Wairua Sime

who specialises in natural health & beauty products made from native medicinal plants.


New Zealand Native Plant Liquid Soaps

We've blended together quality natural ingredients to effectively cleanse and nourish your skin. We've kept it simple to avoid unnecessary additives and their effects on your body. Lovingly handcrafted in small batches to insure purity and quality .
Traditional Maori Medicine Practitioners have used the New Zealand native plants for healing and maintaining the beauty and well being of skin for centuries.
The range includes Kawakawa, Kanuka, Tanekaha and a blend of Kawakawa and Mingimingi.

Note well : Due to natural seasonal changes in the plants, the colour of the products vary

Kawakawa: Traditionally used for healing and natural glow, Kawakawa is a natural antiseptic.

Tanekaha: many have used Tanekaha Rongoa for its anti- fungal properties in treating skin irritations . Traditional Maori used Tanekaha for treatment of skin conditions like Eczema, Psoriasis, mild skin infections. Use as required 1-5 times a day. For even better results, follow with Tanekaha Balm.

Kawakawa & Mingimingi : A soothing blend for sensitive skin .Kawakawa is used for healing and skin glow, Mingimingi is used for muscle relaxation and health. Use all over body including hair if you desire.

Kanuka: Kanuka is very kind on the skin, often traditionally used in healing and reducing inflammation. Leaves hands feeling very soft.

Totara: Totara is traditionally known for energising the body. It has a nice cleansing effect on the skin, and relaxes the hair (smooth with no frizz) when used as a shampoo.

Beauty Soap

Luxurious Soap enriched with NZ Native Plants Beauty Blend.


Bath Bombs

Bath salts enhanced with traditional healing plants.

Kawakawa Bath Bomb - May be beneficial for Muscular aches, pains and bruising, great after intensive exercise or physical labour.

Womens Blend Bath Bomb - Miro and other native plants may be beneficial to ease and relax in times of discomfort or stress.

Product Plant size price
Liquid soap


or Kawakawa

or Mingimingi

or Tanekaha

200ml glass



Liquid soap foaming Pump



or Mingimingi

250 ml plastic

foaming pump

Beauty soap NZ Native plant beauty blend 1 soap $6.90




or Kanuka

100 ml $9.90
NZ Post Minimum (urban) 130x235x70mm to be confirmed upon order enquiry $5.50

NZ Post

Size 1


160x235x70mm to be confirmed upon order enquiry $5.50

NZ Post Size 1


160x235x70mm to be confirmed upon order enquiry $9.50







The Story:

One day I suggested to a friend that we make some soaps together. I was interested in having soaps that had traditional healing benefits and had made a few in the past - kumarahau, beauty soap, and more. My friend liked the idea so our soap making journey began. First it was just hard soaps however some of the plants I wanted to use had such beautiful natural colour that they were just too messy in a soap I suggested liquid soap and we began researching and making a liquid soap. Choosing the types of oils used and native plants that would benefit particular conditionas and desires was my responsibility due to my background in Science and Maori Traditional Medicines.The result was these lovely natural soaps - Tanekaha, Mingimingi & Kawakawa, Kawakawa and Kanuka. My friend has got too busy and has asked if she can continue to make the ones we made together just for her clinic clients. It was agreed that I could go on and continue to grow and develop the range solely.
My name is HineAhua Tokotoko (Michelle Sime) : my Maori given name acknowledges my work as a Maori Traditional Medicines Specialist. Rongoa Rakau (plant medicine) usage and development is a daily part of my health work with clients. Inspired to create a range to support my people's wellbeing and demonstrate what our fantastic native plants may be helpful in our wellbeing.

Using skills in creating beautiful products for healing and wellbeing lead me to start with soap - something that everyone uses daily.

My Mission:

Protecting and nurturing our Native environment
Encourage growth of native plants by creating an economic return on investment.
Increase awareness of the benefit of preserving our native environment .
Reduce the footprint left by using native plants and biodegradable ingredients .
Body Health and Healing
Natural products with naturally found ingredients absorb easily without residue being left in the body which lead to toxicity.
Naturally detox the skin from harmful chemicals, returning balance and healthy function to the skin.
Increase awareness of the healing and ongoing health benefits of choosing natural products over artificial chemical based products.





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