In 2009, our story began when three Ngati Kahungunu sisters — Tessa Davis, Adele Anderson and Karen Renata — decided to create an exceptional range of premium natural beauty products using traditional Māori knowledge.
We called it Ora — because at the heart of our products lies the very essence of that word — life, health and vitality.
Mamaku and Ora
In all our products is our unique and powerful blend of Mamaku (the black fern) extract. Historically, Māori recognised Mamaku as a powerful healer — using it for rejuvenating, cooling and hydrating the skin. Having taken this traditional remedy, we have developed and refined the harvesting and manufacturing process to create the most potent Mamaku extract possible — the core ingredient in our range of natural body care products.