The ladies at Bush Medijina pick Dumburumba (Native Sandalwood) leaves from the trees that grow near the beach to make their gentle soap. Traditionally Dumburumba is used for treating sores, cuts, stings and skin rashes. They add the heady fragrance of Peppermint Oil (100% Organic), known for cooling the skin and soothing the muscles.
The practice of traditional bush medicine is being wonderfully preserved in the products of Bush Medijina, made by the Warnindilyakwa women of the Groote Eylandt Archipelago in the Northern Territory.
Run by the not-for-profit organization ASAC, seven full-time Indigenous women do everything from collecting the bush medicine to making, packaging and shipping the products. All profits are fed back into community programs for Indigenous women which promote respect, culture, education and wellness.