MUNTED: Kawakawa Balm, old stock


You win some, you lose some. In this case, this is a selection of Treebrush Apothecary’s…uh…most aged balms.

This is where old stock goes to await a forever home. If there’s still shelf life in it, you’ll find it here for a discount. If it’s past its best before, it’s goneburgers from here and its container goes around again with a fresh batch.

These assorted balms are ideal if you’re after a cheap product you don’t want to ration, you just want to see what kawakawa balm is all about, or you’re on a heckin’ budget.

Why MUNTED: they are in the latter half of their shelf life. Some may also be a bit grainy, or ex-lumpy stock.

How fresh:

  • “Wayfarer” 60mL has a best before of January 2024
  • “Thuck” 60mL has a best before of February 2024

(For a different kind of Munted balm, check out the fresher but lumpier Munted stock too.)

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You’re viewing a MUNTED Treebrush Apothecary product.

What’s “Munted”?

Either a batch hasn’t gone to plan, the product is shipped in recycled or damaged packaging, or for some other reason it wouldn’t be sane to charge full price.

Why’s this one Munted?

These tins of kawakawa balm have suffered from lazy stock rotation, in a nutshell! As Treebrush Apothecary balms are made entirely of natural products, they do have a shelf life of around a year from manufacture. Sometimes things like heat exposure, ingredients supplied being long in the tooth already or manufacturing whoopsies can contribute to the shelf life being a little less.

Either way, these balms are in their second half of their suggested best before period.

Why buy a Munted balm?

If you’re looking at grabbing a cheap balm that you don’t need to respect, this is probably the cheapest way in New Zealand to do it! They still have all the goodness of a full price, fresh Treebrush Apothecary balm, but there’s no need to feel guilty about piling them on liberally or experimenting with new ways of using kawakawa balm. The best use case for these balms is to crank through them quick, which is why they are heavily discounted. And you have a reusable or recyclable tin at the end!

What the heck is Kawakawa Balm?

Kawakawa is a native New Zealand bush whose leaves have famously anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and analgesic properties. Treebrush Apothecary balms infuse these leaves into a skin-nourishing carrier oil, then blend with natural butters and waxes, a few choice essential oils, and packaged in convenient, reusable tins/jars. It can soothe and help to heal all manner of angry skin – bug bites, dry or cracked skin, chapped lips, cuts, scrapes, abrasions, eczema & psoriasis, razor burn, overwashed hands, and so much more. The limit is your imagination!

So…which balm?

Each balm’s blend of carrier oil, butter and essential oil is formulated with a texture, fragrance and general use in mind. All Treebrush Apothecary kawakawa balms are intended to help with soothing angry skin, so you can’t go wrong there!

Here’s some of the features you’ll find as you compare these awesome balms:

Balms with a fragrance:
No Regerts, Buzzbox, Wayfarer

Balms with only mānuka as essential oil:
Thuck, Thun, Mellow, Wayfarer

Vegan balms:

Barrier balms:

Balms with a cooling effect:
No Regerts, Thun

Best on eczema:
Thun, Mellow

Balms for after sun care:
No Regerts, Wayfarer

Balms for super dry skin:
Thuck, No Regerts, Wayfarer

Balms for babies:
Thuck, Thun, Mellow

Best for lips:
Buzzbox, No Regerts, Wayfarer

Skin conditioning:
Thuck, Mellow, No Regerts

Fastest absorbing:
Wayfarer, Thuck

Protective balms:
Buzzbox, No Regerts

Weight 0.014 kg
Dimensions 3.8 × 3.8 × 2.2 cm
Munted Balm

Thun 10mL Mini, Thuck 10mL Mini, No Regerts 10mL Mini, Mellow 10mL Mini, Thun 30mL Tin, Thuck 30mL Tin, No Regerts 30mL Tin, Mellow 30mL Tin, Buzzbox 30mL Tin, Buzzbox 60mL Jar, Wayfarer 30mL Tin, Wayfarer 60mL Jar, Mellow 60mL Jar, Thuck 60mL Jar