Songbird Naturals Ltd grew out of Tui Trading, a business which at
its infancy was created at the Tui Community, Golden Bay, New Zealand.
It was then set up in Somerset in the UK with the specific intention of
importing and distributing Tui products directly from the Tui Community
into the British market. We have been actively promoting the use of our Altogether Natural Massage Waxes and Balmes in the UK since 2002. We
decided to start the business after seeing the product in use in New
Zealand whilst living at the community. Seeing it being made and using
it ourselves, we believed it was a great product and was needed in the
UK. We were in a good position to set the ball rolling and it's been
rolling up and down the UK ever since!
After discussions between ourselves and the Tui Bee Balme Co-Operative in 2007 on the way forward, it was decided that it was preferable to make the products in the UK, and not import them all the way from New Zealand. A lighter carbon footprint , expansion into Australia, spiraling transport costs and a sincere desire to follow the maxim of 'think global; act local' were some of the reasons for this co-operative decision. A fair licensing agreement was concluded, production rooms set up - and with the goodwill and best wishes from all in the Tui CO-OP, our first UK pots rolled off the line in July 2008 to the same high standard found in New Zealand.
In 2010, in conjunction with Tui Balmes and Waxes in New Zealand we trademarked the name 'Songbird' as the new brand name for the Tui products in the UK and Europe. In 2011 the trademark application was made for the whole of the EU. As of the end of 2011 the names 'Songbird Massage Waxes' , 'Songbird Reflexology Waxes' , 'Songbird Balms' and 'Songbird Fascial Release Wax' will be used exclusively for our products. If 2011 is the Chinese year of the rabbit, 2011 is our year of change!
A view of Wainui Bay and the Tui Organic Gardens
We aim to provide genuinely natural products of excellent quality and a service based upon integrity and relaxed efficiency.
We strongly believe in these principles and standards and work in tandem with the Tui Bee Balme Co-Op in in New Zealand to make sure they are achieved.
A Tui bird in full throated glory!
Supply and distribution
We supply all Practitioners, as well as Retailers, at trade prices. To register for this, you need to follow the instructions via the shop. Your business or professional details will need to be provided. Please see the Terms and Conditions of trade.
If you are a registered student using our products, we offer a discount as well - you will need to register for this providing your institutional details.
We also supply to those who want smaller quantities and members of the general public at retail prices, and these can be bought directly over the web without having to register. Our retail prices on the web are at standard Recommended Retail Price
Contact details are here
General product Information is here
Natural Ingredients Assurance is here