Mamaburra (Wild Peach) Clay and Ochre Scrub Bar is an exfoliating bar that is is traditionally used to sooth minor skin ailments.
Mamaburra (Wild Peach) Trees are commonly found on Groote Eylandt and we eat the fruit from the tree. We sometimes bathe ourselves in Mamaburra or rub it on our bodies as it helps us with skin problems. We cut the red bark from the tree and boil it. It gives our clays a lovely deep red earthy colour and sometimes we dry the bark and use it in our clays as an exfoliant, along with soft white Kaolin Clay. Some variances in colour may occur with each bar due to the different ochres and clays collected from natural sources prior to manufacturing and the handmade nature of the bars.
About the Makers
We are Warnindilyakwa women of the Groote Eylandt Archipelago and speak our own language, Anindilyakwa. We hunt bush tucker and bush medicine and are proud of our culture. We use native produce as well as other materials to make our range of body products in our small not-for-profit indigenous enterprise and our sales support our business to grow stronger, for our women, our culture and our communities.