1. Kakadu Plum
What are Kakadu Plums?
Kakadu Plum is also known as Gubinge, Billygoat Plum or Murunga. As a native plant, it grows along the top end of Northern Australia. For thousands of years, Indigenous people across Arnhem Land have been using this incredible superfood for everything from a source of food, to a healing remedy and antiseptic.1 These thriving trees come to fruit around the start of each dry season in May.1 Kakadu plums are yellow in colour (when ripe) and usually oval shaped, containing a large seed.
What are the benefits of Kakadu Plums?
Kakadu plums have many benefits, whether they’re found in gourmet jams, sauces, pharmaceuticals or skincare products! For years, aboriginal people have used this fruit for it’s antiseptic and soothing properties on aching limbs.
Did you know that Kakadu plums have been identified as the world’s richest source of Vitamin C? These plums contain 3000mg of Vitamin C per 100g of fruit!1 This is more than fifty times the amount found in oranges! It’s no wonder this fruit is considered a superfood as it it’s full of antioxidants, bioactive and medicinal properties. Kakadu plums are also rich in phytochemical, which have anti-carcinogenic, anti fungal, antiviral and anti inflammatory properties.
Kakadu Plum skin care products!
Due to their high concentration of Vitamin C and soothing anti fungal properties, Kakadu Plum is often found in skincare and beauty products. Kakadu plum is great for every skin type, but particularly those with acne prone skin, as this fruit is high in antioxidants that work to detoxify and flush out toxins.
2. Dragon’s blood
Throughout much of the Amazon rain forest, Dragon’s blood is the primary topical aid for just about anything bad that can happen to skin. Cuts, bites, burns, stings, rashes, abrasions, sores, and wounds and skin insults of all kinds benefit from application of the healing red latex of this tree.
Dragon’s blood contains a broad range of naturally-occurring compounds, many of which have been well studied. The sap is rich in protective antioxidant phenols, and anti-inflammatory compounds of various kinds.
So its no wonder its works so wonderfully on our skins to volumize and define facial contours. Plus effectively tightening skin and reflect a plumped and more youthful complexion!