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Ingredient Focus: Blackwood Wattle

Origin: Leaf
Odour: Clean characteristic note
Found in: Hand & Body Wash (lemon myrtle / olive oil / blackwood wattle)

Blackwood Wattle is native to large parts of eastern and south-eastern regions of Australia, traditionally used by Aborigines to make weapons. The tree grows 6 – 15 metres tall and flowers during December to January[1].

The key benefits* of Blackwood Wattle include:

  • Anti-acne and anti-fungal activity.
  • Contains a potent range of Flavone Glycosides within its leaf, which are powerful compounds with antioxidant properties.
  • Also active for anti-inflammatory and anti-aging.

*It’s important to note that everyone’s skin is different and for any serious skin concerns a dermatologist should be consulted.[1] http://www.florabank.org.au/lucid/key/species%20navigator/media/html/Acacia_mearnsii.htm