Australian tea tree oil--what a gift!  History Lesson: Captain James Cook and his party, upon landing in Botany Bay, New South Wales in 1770, came upon groves of trees thick with sticky, aromatic leaves they later used to make a spicy tea.  The "Tea Tree" as it was called by Cook, also became a valued bush remedy used by European settlers.  It wasn't until after WWI though that serious attention was given this plant's uses!  In 1923, the Australian government conducted studies and discovered tea tree essential oil to be 12 times stronger than carbolic acid (the standard then) as an antiseptic!

 

But....long before Cook found tea tree, Australian Bundjalung Aborigines told stories of a lagoon into which tea tree leaves dropped.  Cuts and wounds improved after bathing in the water, the legends tell.

 

Our Aborigine soap is 6% tea tree oil with added ground tea tree leaves, plantain and dandelion root herbal infusions.  

Antiquarian Recipe - Aborigine

$7.50Price
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  • Distilled water, palm kernel oil, coconut oil, olive oil, sodium hydroide (lye), castor oil, Australian tea tree essential oiol, ground and whole tea tree leaves.

     

    Note:  No sodium hydroixde (lye) remains in the finished soap product.

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