This is how it all began...
A splinter in the eye is bad news at the best of times let alone when you’re two days from a doctor. But that’s just how it was back in the summer of ’85' on a remote island off the coast of New Zealand.
It’s fair to say when Sven, a local farmer, heard of a boy on the island having a splinter stuck in his eye, he feared the worst.
Little did he suspect it was his future that was about to change forever.
You see it wasn't just any old splinter in the boy's eye it was Manuka tree splinter. Concealed within it were healing powers as strong as anything in the Doc's medical bag. When the splinter was removed the boy's eye was as right as rain.
Word quickly spread of the ‘Manuka Miracle’ and Sven was amazed by the healing properties of this unique tree. Armed with a bag full of kiwi ingenuity and a thick pair of gloves, he ventured off into the rolling valleys of the Island to uncover the therapeutic secrets that lay hidden within the native plants.
Sven would often be seen in his old tin shed experimenting with beeswax and plant extracts using the old making techniques including distillation, tincturing and infusion. Before long he began developing his own recipes for family and friends to enjoy, using just a weather-beaten steel can, a brandy bottle, and some old aluminum piping.
30 years in the making
It took the entreprenurial efforts of family members Mark and Leanne coupled with Sven’s knack of extracting the very purest ingredients to finally turn the 'Miracle Manuka' legend into reality.
Now, after years of love, care (and a big helping hand from Mother Nature…) Sven's Island have developed a wonderfully no-nonsense range of 100% natural, skin and body care products that they want the whole world to finally share in.