Mawilyaburna (Liniment) Clay & Ochre Scrub Bar is traditionally used for soothing the mind and relieving aches and pains. We use soft white Kaolin Clay for our Clay & Ochre Scrub Bars. We pick Mawilyaburna (Liniment) leaves from swampy areas.
We boil the leaves and traditionally use these for treating minor colds, headaches, stress and muscle tension. We add the dusty colors of our own Groote Eylandt Ochres and/or crushed leaves, bark, seeds and/or flowers to make our Scrub that will exfoliate and revitalize tired skin. We also add Lemon Oils also help to soothe the body and soul. 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.