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Skincare ingredients clean enough to eat

Skincare ingredients clean enough to eat

Australia, a country of climatic extremes, is the hottest and most isolated on the planet, and its ancient and well-adapted plants are proving to be highly concentrated superfoods, with exceptional medicinal properties. For thousands of years the Indigenous people of Australia have harvested these medicinal plants, and the extraordinary healing properties of extracts are what you experience in our skincare products, but did you know they are also good enough to eat?

Kakadu plum

In traditional medicine, Kakadu plums were used to treat colds, flu, and headaches. They were also utilised as an antiseptic or soothing balm.

They contain the highest natural source of vitamin C in the world. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that supports the immune system, collagen production, iron absorption, and heart health.

Try these fantastic Bliss Balls via the Plum Power.

Kakadu Plum and Ginger Energy Balls

Quandong

Known for its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties this superfood has traditionally been used by indigenous Australians to cure skin conditions and boost the immune system.

This nutrient-dense Indigenous fruit has 250 times more antioxidants than green tea. Plus, it detoxifies and grabs free radicals. Not only is it a key ingredient in our Honey Myrtle Body Wash, but it is also delicious to eat.

Try Maggie Beer's incredible Kingfish with Quandong and Finger Limes.

Sashimi of Kingfish with Quandong and Finger Limes

Desert lime

Found only in arid parts of Australia, desert lime contains rich concentrations of Vitamin C and antioxidants. Indigenous Australians would collect Desert Lime for their revitalising qualities and use it to make jams and drinks.

Desert lime is a very rich source of calcium and contains high levels of Vitamin C, folate (Vitamin B9), Vitamin E and lutein (a compound that plays an essential role in eye health and wellbeing). 

Use it today in this fabulous Ben Shewry recipe via Good Food.

Crab rice with desert lime nam jim