Merrika Clay and Ochre Scrub
Merrika (broad leaved wattle) leaves are gathered from trees by the beach and in the bush on Groote Eylandt. Combined with mineral-rich kaolin clay and an oatmeal soap base, Bush Medijina add crushed seeds, bark and flowers to create a wonderfully exfoliating texture. Scented with organic eucalyptus oil, this gentle scrub will revitalise and refresh.
Merrika (broad leaved wattle)
Along with its multitude of uses in soothing the skin, merrika is used by the Groote Eylandt elders as a ‘botanical clock' - they know that when this tree flowers, that the terns are laying their eggs. Traditionally, men used the wood to make the sharp tips of their fishing spears, and women used the wood for digging sticks.
Origin: Made in Australia
Ingredients: Oatmeal soap base, coconut oil (refined) (certified organic ACO), ◦Acacia aulacocarpa (broad leaved wattle) extract, Australian kaolin clay, Groote Eylandt ochre, eucalyptus oil (certified organic ACO/USDA)