About Us at Multi Healing Balm
Multi Healing Balm is the brainchild of New Zealander Jodee Reid. With a passion for aromatherapy, Jodee began using Manuka and Kanuka essential oils in her beauty clinic as part of her treatment for red vein removal, electrolysis and laser procedures. In 2002, tapping her esthetician’s understanding of skincare, she improved her treatment approach by developing a natural, silky skin cream that incorporates the two essential oils. And so Multi Healing Balm was born. As Jodee says, “I have since discovered endless uses, and my loyal customers continue to find new ways to use Multi Healing Balm.”
Our Skincare Philosophy
At Multi Healing Balm our skincare philosophy embraces one word: “Essential”
Essential: Because of the oils that imbue our product with its antibacterial and antifungal properties.
Essential: Because only ingredients “essential” to the purpose of the product are included. Nothing extra. Just the essential stuff.
About Manuka and Kanuka Oils
Native to New Zealand, Manuka and Kanuka are woody plants that grow as shrubs and small trees in the wild throughout most of the country. The essential oils locked in the leaves contain substances (cyclic triketones) with antibacterial and antifungal properties. For reasons known only to Mother Nature, the Manuka and Kanuka plants growing in the isolated and rugged East Cape region acquired higher concentrations of these properties. It’s from this part of New Zealand that we source our Manuka and Kanuka essential oils. In keeping with our “essential” philosophy, a solvent-free distillation process protects the environment and ensures the extracted essential oils are free of man-made contaminants.
Traditional Uses for Manuka and Kanuka
For centuries, New Zealand’s indigenous people – the Maori – relied on medicinal plants, including Manuka and Kanuka, for healing and general health. Manuka and Kanuka were used as a tea, poultice, emollient, inhalation and vapor bath as well as a gargle for complaints ranging from fever and fractures to constipation, colic and, of course, to heal wounds.