Here at Artisan Valley, we are a family living on 3.6 hectares of land within the valley of Kaingaroa, only 15 minutes drive from Kaitaia, hence where the “valley” part of our name was originated from. Founded in 2021, we are 100% NZ owned and operated. We sell our products online and at local markets. We are very proud to be palm oil free and don’t use any lard or tallow in our bars. We do not use any palm oil in our soap products, we are very proud to be palm oil free.
We use 100% fresh raw goat milk, which we then freeze to ensure all the goodness is preserved. We completely replace water from our soap with goats milk. Goat milk has been proven to regenerate collagen.
Goat milk also contains the following vitamins and minerals:
- Alpha-Hydroxy Acids – breaks down dead skin cells, to bring forward the new cells for smoother and younger looking skin.
- Vitamin A – for skin rejuvenation and skin repair. Vitamin A helps to improve skin conditions, such as acne and eczema.
- Vitamin B – improves the top layer of the skin, retaining moisture and leading to softer, smoother skin, with less dryness and flakiness, and a reduction of fine lines.
- Vitamin D – increases elasticity, reduces inflammation & hydrates the skin.
- Selenium – helps to prevent damage to the skin when out in the sun.
Coconut oil helps your skin retain moisture, keeping it soft and smooth for longer. Coconut oil is high in vitamin E and naturally contains lauric acid, which has anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties to assist in healing irritated skin.
Kawakawa Oil Infused in Olive Oil
We make our own Kawakawa Oil using a cold infusion process suspended in olive oil. Kawakawa a traditional Maori medicine with exceptional healing properties and is a natural antiseptic. It is helpful in reducing inflammation of various skin conditions, such as psoriasis, eczema and rashes. Olive oil is a natural antioxidant and a powerful moisturiser. Olive oil is loaded with nutrition for your skin, including vitamins A and E.
Sunflower Oil (High Oleic)
Sunflower oil has powerful anti-aging properties. It is high in vitamin E, which helps to protect the collagen in the skin, reducing fine lines and wrinkles. This oil also contains omega-6, to improve the overall appearance of your skin.
Shea butter comes from the shea tree in Africa. Shea Butter is an all natural super moisturizer with amazing healing properties. With high concentrations of vitamin A, it helps to improve skin conditions, including wrinkles, eczema and other skin allegies. Shea butter has been reported to accelerate healing of the skin.
Cocoa butter makes a hard and longer lasting bar of soap. It contains fatty acids and naturally soothes dry and sensitive skin and is very moisturising.
Castor oil produces a lovely creamy lather. It contains ricinoleic acid, which has anti-inflammatory properties and is very moisturising.