ACTIVIST is a Mānuka Honey company founded by wife and husband, Gabrielle Mirkin and Luke Harwood. Our shared passion for the earth and natural products can be traced to our childhoods in New Zealand.
Luke’s love for surfing and the native coastal land of New Zealand lead him to understand the important role bees play as environmental indicators and was the founding catalyst for ACTIVIST. Gabrielle’s time in New York City working as a senior Art Director at Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar led to a slowdown, and the pursuit of new interests outside of the fast-paced world of fashion publications. Gabrielle’s love for radiant health, natural healing therapies and food from the earth was a central driver for the development of ACTIVIST.
Their goal is to build a sustainable business while nurturing and celebrating the craft of bee-keeping and the special resource of Mānuka Honey in native New Zealand; taking a truly authentic story and product to the world. Activist Raw Mānuka Honey is wildcrafted in Aotearoa, New Zealand by bees that pollinate the native Mānuka Bush during a small seasonal window in the spring and summer. Mānuka Honey is a beautiful resource with considerably higher levels of enzymes and antibacterial properties than found in other honey. It is truly one of Mother Nature's special gifts to us. Their integrity and vision is that their honey is produced in small batches, therefore retaining Mānuka's value, active nutritional properties and plant enzymes.
The many benefits of Mānuka Honey are:
helping with digestive issues and low stomach acid
treating acne, dermatitis and eczema
combatting Staph infections
treating burns, wounds and ulcers
preventing tooth decay and gingivitis
improving sore throats
helps with allergies
Our favorite way to use ACTIVIST is straight out of the jar for a nightly face mask and also as a face cleanser with the 850+ MGO version.