Share the love

Friday, January 30, 2015 11:28:00 AM Pacific/Auckland

By Kim Bulder, Naturopath & Medical Herbalist


Ah Valentine’s Day. Love it or loathe it, come February 14 the world will be awash in chocolate, hearts, red roses and romantic sentiment.

Here at The Manuka Shop we think everyone should be treated with love, and not just on Valentine’s Day! So whether you are happily married, happily single or anything in between, here are some ideas to show the love, and to survive Valentine’s Day.


Breakfast in bed is the perfect start to a day of pampering. Creamy Coconut Chia Seed Breakfast Puddings are delicious and decadent yet still tick the healthy box, and are so easy to make. Simply mix together the night before, refrigerate and garnish in the morning before presenting with a flourish of love.

Gorgeous made with Manuka Honey Blend and topped with chopped bananas and berries.


Picnic in the park - If breakfast is not your thing, maybe whip up a sweet treat and pack a picnic to enjoy in your favourite park. Turn off the mobile phone and enjoy the simplicity and peace…

These gluten and dairy free Honey & Lemon Tarts need no baking, and are especially delicious made with New Zealand Tawari Honey.



Kissable lips - Nobody likes to kiss (or have) chapped or dry lips. Keep your pucker soft and supple with Manuka Honey Lip Balm. This silky smooth natural balm contains manuka honey, beeswax and nourishing plant oils, with no added colours, fragrances or flavours - so it’s suitable for men and women to restore and protect lips from dryness or chapping. Mwah.


Give or get the loving touch of a back or foot massage, maybe after a relaxing soak in a bubble bath, with Manuka Honey Body Lotion (natural, non-greasy and fragrance free, so no girly smells for the lads). This interesting article Hands on Research: The Science of Touch, from University of California, Berkeley, gives evidence that touch is crucial for human communication, bonding and health. Plus a massage just feels sooo good.


Smooth talk - An evening of whispering sweet nothings can leave one rather hoarse… soothe a dry scratchy throat with these delicious Manuka Honey & Lemon Suckles, and let the sweet talk last a lifetime



To celebrate Valentine's Day and our love for Manuka honey, you will get 15% discount on all our Skin & Oral Care products until 14th February 2015. Spend $100 or more with any product, and you will be in to win a Skincare Pamper Pack. Read more


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