Monthly Archives: February, 2017

International Women’s Day Celebrations @ Wise Cicada – 8 March & 11 March 2017

February 23rd, 2017 Posted by Events No Comment yet

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Celebrate and honour the women of the world with us:
United in Support of Justice, Dignity, Hope, Equality, Collaboration, Tenacity, Appreciation, Respect, Empathy, Forgiveness #beboldforchange

We’re Throwing a Party

Weds 8 March (Actual Day) – 12-2pm
& Sat 11 March
 – 12-3pm (We’ll do it again Sat so bring your Mum, Sisters & Girlfriends along too)

Live Music 12pm both Weds & Sun with Caitlin Smith
Free Chair Massage with Wise Cicada massage therapist Ken Harris (Saturday)
Goodie Bags with your purchase on the day.
International Wholefood Vegan Dishes
Raw Cake Sampling Plates to Share

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Some of Your Favourite Brands Will Be There
Special Deals on Natural Body Care
Free Treatments in the Body Care Department
Brand / Product Sampling
Give-aways / Prize Draws / Hampers to Win
Fair Trade Products
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United in Support of Justice, Dignity, Hope, Equality, Collaboration, Tenacity, Appreciation, Respect, Empathy, Forgiveness #beboldforchange

Cactus Water – The Power of Prickly Pear

February 22nd, 2017 Posted by A Plant Based Lifestyle, The Latest & Greatest No Comment yet

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Refreshing – Antioxidant-Rich – Electrolyte-Packed – High in Minerals – Hydrating 

Juiced cactus fruit from the Prickly Pear (Nopal Cactus)  is beneficial for skin. It contains all 24 known betalains, these are powerful antioxidants known for their skin revitalizing benefits – hydrating and reviving naturally.

Low in sugar and calories, cactus water is also thought to help cleanse and detoxify your body systems. Similar to coconut water, it is packed with electrolytes and minerals. Some suggest it also helps provide support for the  immune system and inflammation issues.

With a subtle, earthy, berry-like flavour prickly pear cactus juice is refreshing and thirst quenching.

500ml True Nopal Cactus Water $5.80
330ml Cali Cactus Water $4.80

Support for Your Kids as they Return to School with Kiwiherb’s Organic Herbal Range

February 22nd, 2017 Posted by Natural Supplements No Comment yet

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Now that the ‘full swing’ of school routine and the academic / social / physical stimulation that comes with the term has returned, it is a good time to look at the support ‘set’ Kiwiherb can offer your kids.

10% Off the Kiwiherb Organic Kid’s Range
– Until 31 March @ Wise Cicada

Kid’s Calm: A chamomile formula designed to calm and soothe both the nervous system and the digestive system. Ideal for infants and children finding difficulty settling and experiencing digestive discomfort, or over-excitement. It is also helpful for babies during teething and instances of colic, wind or a need for soothing. The sweet syrup base is made from organic rice syrup and vegetable glycerine with natural berry flavour.
Recommended for kids 0-12yrs.
100ml Kid’s Calm $38.90     Now $35.01
50mls Kid’s Calm $24.90      Now $22.41

Children’s Chest Syrup: This hyssop, thyme, marshmallow, mullein and manuka honey formula, will help clear chest and bronchial congestion and relax spasming. The hyssop is also gently calming , so aids rest and recovery. As always with this range, it tastes good, with a naturally sweet apple juice, honey and orange / lemon flavour.
Recommended for kids 0-12yrs.
100ml Children’s Chest Syrup $24.50     Now $22.05

Children’s Throat Syrup: Echinacea, thyme and manuka honey to soothe an inflamed, dry, tickly throat, ease coughing and support recovery. This formula is especially formulated for kids o-12 years and tastes great. Contains certified organic echinacea and thyme.
Recommended for kids 0-12yrs.
100ml Children’s Throat Syrup $24.90     Now $22.41

Destuff for Kids: Elderflower and ribwort help soothe an inflamed respiratory tract and clear excess mucus, echinacea supports immune function while peppermint helps decongestion. Recommended for kids 0-12yrs.
100ml De-stuff for Kids $38.50       Now $34.65
5oml De-stuff for Kids $25.40         Now $22,86

De-stuff Rub: Helps ease stuffy congestion in the head and chest and supports clear airways. It is a certified organic blend of six essential oils, including peppermint thyme and eucalyptus in a moisturising base of cold pressed coconut oil, olive oil and NZ beeswax. It also contains lavender to calm and soothe.
Formulated for kids 2+ years
28g De-stuff Rub $16.90   Now $15.21

Children’s Echinature: NZ grown, certified organic echinacea root extract is made more palatable for kids in a vegetable glycerine and apple juice and orange base. This herbal tincture helps maintain  immune function and can be particularly helpful in the case of  upper respiratory  tract infection. Recommended 1-12 years.
100mls Children’s Echinature $38.90      Now $35.01
50 mls Children’s Echinature $24.50       Now $22.05

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FREE Exfoliating Powder with Every Cleanser Purchased from The Herb Farm

February 22nd, 2017 Posted by Great Gift Ideas @ Wise Cicada No Comment yet

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Exfoliating Powders from The Herb Farm are innovative, easy and effective. You will love the feel of the product and the results for your skin. The powders are formulated from natural ingredients like zeolite, pumice, linseed, sugar, fruit and herbal extracts to smooth and refine your skin. Just place a small amount of powder in the palm of your hand, add 2-3 pumps of cleanser and mix. Massage into cleansed damp skin over the face and neck and then rinse off with warm water.

FREE Exfoliating Powder Valued up to $33.90
When You Purchase any Cleanser in the Range – While Stock Lasts

Purifying Exfoliating Powder – $26.90
Complements Energising Gel Cleanser – $25.90

Kiwiseed & Zeolite Exfoliating Powder – $33.90
A match with Calendula & Marshmallow Softening Cleanser  – $33.90

Smoothing Exfoliating Powder – $26.90
Complements Softening Rose Cream Cleanser – $25.90

Brightening Exfoliating Powder – $26.90
A match with Enriching Rosehip Facial Cleanser – $25.90

Can Kombucha Make You Happy? New Range from Taranaki ‘Happy Kombucha’ – Try It & Tell Us What You Think

February 22nd, 2017 Posted by A Plant Based Lifestyle, The Latest & Greatest No Comment yet


Refreshing New Flavours from ‘Happy Kombucha’: 340ml $5.40

Cranberry Energy (with Hibiscus, Rosehip & Elderberry)
Refreshing Energy (with Lemon Myrtle, Lemongrass & Ginger)
Pomegranate Energy (with Rosehip, Hibiscus & Orange)
Elderflower Energy (with Elderflower & Hibiscus)
Peach Energy (with Stevia and Peach)
Forrest Energy (with Blackberry, Blueberry, Strawberry, Raspberry Elderberry, Hibiscus, Rosehip)

Although it’s not certified organic, this is a traditionally made, 100% natural brewed tonic drink intended to support balance and health – made with love by real people in Taranaki. So give it a try.

The flavour spectrum is packed with really interesting botanicals and beneficial herbs that taste good. Drinking a bottle will certainly increase your energy levels and may even make you ‘happy!’

Purchase Online Here

Why drink kombucha? – beneficial probiotics and acids created by microbial fermentation support liver function and detoxification. Phytonutrients in kombucha can contain antimicrobial and antioxidant properties, the effervescent combination of fermented sugars and tea will give you energy.

Hemp – One of the Most Nourishing ‘Fodders’ You Can Give Your Pets. In Store Now

February 21st, 2017 Posted by Go Organic, The Latest & Greatest No Comment yet

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Hemp – A Nutritious Animal Feed – NZ Grown, Certified Organic (Animal Food Only)

Organic Hemp Flour  1 Kg $31.90 – Purchase Online
Organic Hulled Hemp Hearts (Seeds) 1 kg $79.90 Purchase Online 250g $23.90 Purchase Online
Organic Cold Pressed Hemp Oil (Coming Soon)

The Nutrition for Your ‘Pet’:
High Quality Complete Protein
Amino Acids
Essential Fatty Acids
Vitamins & Minerals
vitamin E, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, magnesium, sulfur, calcium, iron, zinc

Health Benefits for Your ‘Pet’:
Benefits Health of Skin & Coat
Promotes Cardiovascular Health
Supports Energy Levels
Supports Neurological Function
Anti-inflammatory Support
May Help Skin Allergy Symptoms

The flour contains good amounts of soluble and insoluble fibre

Hemp seeds contain minimal trace amounts of THC. Commercial animal hemp fodder is tested to ensure THC levels are below 0. 3%

Technically, hemp seeds are classed as a nut, containing high amounts of oil and protein.


The People & Ethics Behind Moumoukai Hemp

Moumoukai Hemp is a kiwi owned and operated industrial hemp farm, producing hemp products at 36 degrees latitude.

The team is made up of three people passionate about hemp, each bringing our own set of creative, medical and engineering skills to the vision and reality of Moumoukai Hemp.

They want to support a health and environment conscious public and believe there is a way to live without pesticides and pollutants.







New – Pana Chocolate – The Recipes – A Luscious ‘Must Have’ Book for Every Foodie

February 21st, 2017 Posted by A Plant Based Lifestyle, Divine Desserts, Recipes, The Latest & Greatest No Comment yet

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PANA CHOCOLATE – The Recipes  – Hard Cover – 191 pages – Isbn 9781743792544 – $49

Raw – Organic – Handmade – Vegan                            Purchase Title Here

Pana Chocolate, The Recipes will show you how to make delicious dishes using raw, organic ingredients that are free from dairy, gluten and refined sugar. With more than 60 recipes from Pana Chocolate, this book covers everything from chocolate fillings, plated desserts and kids’ treats, to breakfast, healthy snacks and treats for special occasions. Your insides, and the earth, will thank you.

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New Almond & Chocolate Raw, Vegan Cake Recipe from Wise Cicada’s Raw Kitchen

February 10th, 2017 Posted by A Plant Based Lifestyle, Divine Desserts, Recipes No Comment yet


Certified Organic Ingredients

New in our organic raw cake cabinet, this one has a light, delicate, mousse texture. Sweet & delicious!

Base: 1 1/2 cup cashews, 1 cup desiccated coconut, 1 Tbsp vanilla extract, 1/2 tsp salt, 3 Tbsp raw cacao powder, 4 Tbsp date paste

Filling: 3/4 cup rice syrup, 2 1/2 cups cashews (soaked for 2 hours), 1/2 cup date paste, 3/4 cup almond butter, 1 cup almond milk, 1 Tbsp vanilla extract, 1/4 cup cacao butter, pinch of sea salt, 2 Tbsp raw cacao powder


Base: Blend cashews in a food processor until it takes on a flour-like texture. Then add all other ingredients, blend and press into a spring form tin evenly. Chill whilst you blend your filling.

Filling: Blend together soaked cashews, date paste, rice syrup, almond milk, vanilla, and salt in food processor until smooth and creamy. Then add the almond butter, cacao butter and blend until combined. Pour mixture into tin form (leaving aside one cup of mixture for the chocolate contrast). Back in the blender add 2 Tbsp raw cacao powder into the remaining mixture and blend to combine. To make the chocolate swirl, gently and slowly pour the chocolate mixture on top of the almond layer from a small height. Then use a spoon or a skewer to create a swirled effect. Freeze the cake overnight, then defrost and decorate to serve. ENJOY

Go Blue – Organic Blueberry Juice from Monavale Orchard

February 9th, 2017 Posted by A Plant Based Lifestyle, Go Organic, Latest Science Backs Up Your Health Choices, The People & Ethics Behind Your Favourite Products No Comment yet


The Power of ‘Blue’ |

Purchase 500mls $21.95     Purchase 2oomls $9.60    Purchase Freeze Dried Powder  150g $21.50

Nutrients in fresh blueberries:

1 cup serving (125g)
Vitamin C 25% daily requirement
Dietary fibre 20%
Manganese 12%
Vitamin E 10%
Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) 8%
Calories (81) 4%

Packed with antioxidant phytonutrients called anthocyanins, blueberries neutralize free radical damage to the collagen matrix of cells and tissues that can lead to cataracts, glaucoma, varicose veins, hemorrhoids, peptic ulcers, heart disease and cancer. They also fight sun damage to skin and may thwart the effects of Alzheimer’s and other age-related diseases. Blueberries also contain 6ug./100g of folic acid. Folic acid benefits the fetus during pregnancy and may help guard against cervical cancer.

Researchers at Tufts University, USA, focused on the antioxidant characteristics of 40 different fruits and vegetables, particularly the phytochemicals called flavonoids. And blueberries came out tops. One serving of blueberries provides as many antioxidants as 5 servings of carrots, apples, broccoli and squash.

Blueberries may also be effective at lowering cholesterol and have fewer side effects than commercial drugs (Info c/- Monavale Blueberries Ltd

Blueberries are:
  • high in anti-oxidants
  • high in dietary fibre
  • a source of Vitamin A & C
Blueberries have:
  • cancer fighting properties
  • anti-aging properties
  • anti-inflammatory properties
  • a fat-fighting compound
  • help lower cholesterol
  • contain folic acid
  • increase neuronal communication
  • inhibit pain and inflammation caused by arthritis
  • help short & long term memory
  • help muscle recovery & brain function after strenuous exercise
  • enhance motor skills
  • can reduce the risk of haemorrhoids
  • can slow or even reduce degenerative brain diseases such as dementia & Alzheimer’s disease
  • protect against heart disease
  • inhibit cell damage
  • protect against diabetes
  • improve eyesight
  • help prevent urinary tract infections
  • maintain healthy skinWe’ve established that blueberries are good for us, but they are even healthier if they are grown organically.Growing blueberries organically means no use of herbicide, pesticide, genetically modified inputs and chemical fertilisers. All products used are from natural sources.A survey by the US Dept of Agriculture in 2002 showed that 73 percent of conventional crops contained at least one pesticide residue. Conventional crops were six times more likely to have multiple pesticide residues. Over 90 percent of conventional apples, peaches, pears, strawberries and celery were contaminated.

    But research shows that organic fruit and vegetables actually have more nutrients than conventional.
    In a study of organic versus conventional fruits, vegetables and grains, V Worthington showed that organic crops showed significantly more vitamin C, iron, magnesium, and phosphorus and significantly less nitrates than conventional crops. There were non significant trends showing less protein but of a better quality and a higher content of nutritionally significant minerals with lower amounts of some heavy metals in organic crops compared with conventional ones.
    Organic certification is a process which assures the consumer that growing standards have been met. (Info from Monavale Blueberries Ltd)

Free Informative Presentation on Gut Health & Probiotics with Biosa NZ – Thurs 16 Feb 10am with a Complimentary Organic Coffee/Tea/Apple Juice @ Wise Cicada Cafe

February 9th, 2017 Posted by Events, Natural Supplements No Comment yet




You will also be offered a complimentary organic tea, coffee or apple juice from Wise Cicada cafe while you listen.

Thursday 16 Feb 10am – 10.30am @ Wise Cicada

Book Your Spot by Email Here

The team from Biosa will explain what makes the certified organic Vita Biosa formula, (a unique synergistic blend of probiotics brewed on a base of European herbs and Aronia Berries) so special and effective as a tonic to support your health.

Biosa NZ Company Directors Ayan Biltoft-Nielsen and Kristian Biltoft will join us too, they can offer some really interesting insights into the story behind the product and ethics of the company internationally. Ayan is the son of Erik Nielsen, founder of the original BIOSA company and Kristian has worked for many years for Biosa in Denmark.

With a fifteen year legacy promoting health via beneficial micro-organisms for humans, animals and the environment, Biosa, a Danish founded company is now represented in New Zealand and we are fortunate to have access to the Vita Biosa range for our retail fridge shelves. Lean more about the Biosa founding story and ethos at Here

Your Presenter: Chloe Rintoull is Sales Manager for Biosa Australasia. She will join us at Wise Cicada to answer all your questions about Vita Biosa and how it can support your health – so don’t miss this opportunity to come along and have all your questions answered. Chloe has a Bachelor in Medical Science from Flinders University with majors in Physiology & Neuroscience and Biochemistry & Molecular Biology.