Give the gift of happy skin!
Our Arrethe Gift Bag is a soothing gift for dry or irritated skin and includes two of our our signature products made from wild harvested Arrethe found in Central Australia and used by Aboriginal people in the region for thousands of years.
- 50g Arrethe Bush Balm
- Arrethe Bush Balm Soap
- Packaged in a funky jute bag and accompanied by stylish postcards which tell the story of Purple House and our social enterprise Bush Balm
Arrethe Bush Balm is made from all Australian Ingredients: Olive oil, wild harvested Arrethe (Eremophila Freelingii) and beeswax.
Arrethe Bush Balm Soap is made from
- Water – filtered
- Propylene Glycol (Food Grade) – used as a food additive with emulsification (blending) and humectant (moisturising) properties
- Sorbitol – a sugar alcohol naturally found in fruits
- Sucrose – sugar from cane or beets
- Coconut oil – an edible oil extracted from the kernel or meat of mature coconuts
- Olive Oil – an edible oil extracted from Olives
- Sodium Myristate – a fatty acid that occurs naturally in some foods
- Alkyl Polyglycoside – derived from sugars, usually glucose derivatives, and fatty alcohols
- Sodium Sarcosinate – a foaming and cleansing agent
- Titanium Dioxide (white colourant)
- Arrethe (Eremophila Freelingii) – a plant is traditionally used by Aboriginal people of Central Australia to relieve eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis & itchy dry irritated skin
Good for sensitive skin! No SLS or SLES, Palm Oil or Palm Oil Derivatives or Stearic Acid or Glycerine.
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Indigenous Australians have used native plants to treat common ailments and illnesses for thousands of years. Their traditional knowledge inspires these Bush Balm® products, which are made from wild harvested medicinal plants expertly collected on Aboriginal Lands in Central Australia. Irmangka Irmangka and Arrethe have been used for generations to treat aches, muscle pain, joint inflammation, skin conditions and to ease cold and flu symptoms.
The Bush Balm® rubs, moisturisers, soaps and lip balms were first produced by and for the growing number of Indigenous dialysis patients and their families around Central Australia. Forced to leave their country indefinitely for treatment, many longed for traditional bush remedies to remind them of home. And so the Bush Balms® were born.
The Bush Balm® social enterprise is run by Purple House, an innovative Indigenous-owned and operated health service based in Alice Springs in the Northern Territory that runs 18 remote dialysis clinics in the NT, WA and SA, and two mobile units called the Purple Truck. Bush Balm® provides employment opportunities for patients and their families, and we support ethical, fair trade practices and respect Indigenous intellectual and cultural knowledge.
Retail and wholesale sales enable Bush Balm® to provide no cost bush medicine for dialysis patients – in just the past year we provided 8000 tubs to our patients.