We came to live in the Pohangina Valley in the Manawatu region in 1981, bringing a bourgeoning interest in soap making, and the Good Earth in general. We also tried our hand at hand-dipped candles, trialling tallow & beeswax (soft to the touch, but they burn just fine) and moving to a mix of paraffin & beeswax. The natural soaps and scented candles were rewarding products allowing us to expand to retail stores in central Wellington and we also gained enthusiastic customers at markets throughout New Zealand. This support continues to this day - thank you all very much, and with the development of our website we have been able to reach an ever widening customer base.
We have always endeavoured to produce effective products with simple but quality natural ingredients; and to sell them at a price the ordinary person could afford. The product mix has altered and grown, but this fundamental philosophy has not changed.
Our products do not use mineral oils, synthetic perfumes, preservatives, or any of the many dubious additives found in most commercial products.
We are also now pleased to be able to source more essential oils and other ingredients that are certified organic. We grow our own organic calendula flowers that we utilise in our products.
In 2018 we celebrated 30 years in operation and also set up our new making room.
Thanks to all our customers and past and current staff members which with all your support and commitment has allowed us to make Kereru Natural Products what it is today
Bev & the Kereru Team