On the north island of New Zealand in the beautiful city of Brooklyn, Wellington, Wiki Waitai is busy crafting 100% natural, sensitive, active, botanical skincare for the world. This talented lady is a wife, mother of two and skin care developer; crafting since 2012 with a desire to produce affordable and nourishing luxury skincare. The ‘Wiki Skincare’ business has been operational since 2014; what keeps her going? ‘My children. Both of my boys are on the ASD spectrum, my work, job allows me to be Mum anytime they need me. I use aromatherapy where I can for them and working with natural products and herbal therapy keeps me calm and creative. Also my passion for all things natural and healing’.
Wiki enjoys the process from start to finish; ‘Sourcing products is super fun. It starts with an idea, of helping or healing a particular skin or emotional aliment. Then I look at all of the natural botanical that can help that aliment. From there I try to source and use as many New Zealand, Australian and Pacific grown and produced ingredients. After that I will search out the most affordable of the best ingredients that the rest of the World has to offer‘. All products are made by hand by Wiki herself at their family home, she has a dark room to store her ingredients, and develops around her other multiple responsibilities. She has friends who help with design and photography aspects, and is currently learning design so that she can design her own graphics. Wiki is ‘super grateful for all the support I have from my partner, friends and family on my skincare journey.’
When asked about her free time Wiki responded ‘Spare time??? What’s that? Haha. I love to cook, pour a glass of vino and prepare a feast for friends or bake delicious treats. Most of all I love to watch TV with my partner, he’s the best and we both work so hard to make our boys happy and or lives great that a moment of peace together is definitely my favourite past time.’
Wiki's words to live by , ‘Be kind to yourself, be kind to one another. Breathe.‘