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Health Helpers (including Midgie Magic, Healing Cream, Achy Breaky Etc.)

Health Helpers (including Midgie Magic, Healing Cream, Achy Breaky etc.)

These skin care products are designed to help your body's natural defense and healing systems, using age old herbal remedies and modern scientific plant knowledge. No preparation should replace medical attention for serious ailments.

Please note that we are not qualified naturopaths. We simply have some experience with, knowledge of, and respect for herbs, essential oils and cosmetic raw materials. Many of these products were designed years ago, and their helpfulness and efficacy has been proven countless times via the feedback we have received over the years from our customers. Over this time, our respect for plant power in supporting the body's own healing processes has deepened.

The following ranges are available for Health Helpers (including Midgie Magic, Healing Cream, Achy Breaky Etc.)

Achy Breaky Cream

Achy Breaky Cream

A topical herbal cream designed to ease muscular, arthritic, joint and connective tissue pain and injury, such as tennis elbow, frozen shoulder, bruises, sprains, pulled muscles. Contains lots of arnica, with comfrey and hypericum (St John's Wort) as infused oils and/or herbal extracts, as well as anti-inflammatory essential oils.

Apply frequently and lovingly, at least twice daily.

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Achy Breaky Lotion

Achy Breaky Lotion

All the goodies in our popular Achy Breaky cream, but in lotion consistency, in a convenient PET plastic pump pack, easy for travel and ideal for practitioners or for people who need to use lots.

Local Broome chiropractors and physiotherapists use this lotion. The primary active ingredient is arnica. It is not suitable for pregnant women or on broken skin.

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Healing Cream

Healing Cream

Think of Healing Cream as an all purpose safe first aid cream for most skin problems - a herbal antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and healing cream for topical application to sores, bites, burns, stings, rashes, boils, cracked skin, eczema etc. Many people with eczema have found it useful as a harmless maintenance cream to keep skin moist and eczema at bay, reserving their use of cortisone creams for times when the eczema is really nasty.

It is also a restorative heavy duty hand cream for people who work with their hands (use at night as the cream is heavy, almost like an ointment). For instance, around Broome workers cleaning pearlshell need something effective to heal nicks and scratches and the effects of salt water.

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Herbal Skin Calm

Herbal Skin Calm

A simple, calming and cooling gel (no oil) chock full of soothing herbal extracts for irritated skin, for those times when itchy, irritated skin is driving you insane! Helpful for any inflamed skin, from multiple insect bites, to eczema, prickly heat, psoriasis, chicken pox etc. Use instead of the old calamine lotion.

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Kimberley Insect Survival Kit

Kimberley Insect Survival Kit

A handy travel pack containing the basics for tropical insect survival, all hand made with care from natural ingredients. This pack contains Broome Bug Soap - a hand made insect deterring and antiseptic soap, perfect for camping and travel in tropical regions. There is a 125ml Pestoff non-DEET effective spray repellent which works well if applied correctly to all exposed skin areas every 2-3 hours. And if you DO experience bites from mosquitoes, biting midgies (sandflies), bees or other insects, just dab on Midgie Magic (30ml) to reduce the itch and heal the bite. Our long experience of over 20 years with these critters in the Kimberley region has proven the effectiveness of all 3 products. They come in a plastic zip bag with a pamphlet for more information.

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Midgie Magic

Midgie Magic

Midgie Magic (formerly Sandfly Salve) was designed many years ago to help newcomers to Broome cope with biting midges and other insects. This cream is to put on after you have been bitten, as subsequent swelling, itching and infection following midge bites is the main problem. The cream helps to soothe, reduce the itch, disinfect and heal up bites with natural anti-inflammatory ingredients. Works also on bee stings and even, so we are told, on Scottish midgies! (However, it doesn't work on centipede bites - resign yourself to four or five hours of pain!)

Make sure you download the pamphlet "Biting Midges in Broome" for more information to understand and cope with them. If this link doesnt work, try going to the Downloads tab and accessing it from there.

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Pestoff Heavy Duty Spray Concentrate

Pestoff Heavy Duty Spray Concentrate

NEW in 2014 - our radical solution to combat the plague proportions of mozzies which can make life difficult in the Kimberley from February to May, at the end of the Wet. And, of course,  for similar conditions throughout Australia at various times. We wanted a heavy duty natural but effective Pestoff trigger spray which can be kept at the front door and easily applied all over whenever gardening, building and other outdoor activities are sabotaged by clouds of mozzies. So here it is:

An all natural herbal, neem and essential oil spray concentrate to discourage bites, in tropical strength. And feedback is unanimous that it works! The critters buzz around, but won't land on sprayed skin. We made a concentrate in a 100ml glass bottle which can easily be sent by mail order.  You don't pay freight for water. This concentrate makes up 500ml of spray. You can either purchase the empty good quality trigger spray bottle from us, or buy your own from a hardware or gardening store.

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Pestoff Spray

Pestoff Spray

NEW in 2015 - our highly successful Pestoff Heavy Duty Concentrate made into a smaller spray version for normal use. This is therefore an alternative to the Pestoff Lotion for those who prefer all the same active ingredients in a mist spray instead of a lotion. 

A completely natural herbal spray designed to deter insects. It contains no DEET but has 3 active ingredient types - a local plant extract used traditionally to deter insects, neem oil (a natural insecticide) and insect deterring essential oils. It works perfectly well if used properly - it needs to be applied to all exposed skin and re-applied every 2 - 3 hours.

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Yummy Yoni Balm

Yummy Yoni Balm

A benign, soothing and moisturising all natural organic herbal balm for dry, thinning vaginal (yoni) skin and atrophy. Ideal for succulent women of wisdom. We have taken organic virgin olive oil and infused organic herbs wild yam, agnus castus (vitex) and comfrey into this for a minimum of 6 weeks. We then thickened the oil a little with organic beeswax, and added an anti-oxidant natural Vitamin E. That's all - safe and soothing.

Apply, with love, at night before bed or after showering. Safe for intercourse too. 

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Hair & Scalp Conditioning Treatment

Hair & Scalp Conditioning Treatment

Long term use of cheap shampoos leads to dry, scaly, itchy scalp and dry lustreless hair. Revitalize the hair & scalp with this treatment which is also helpful for eczema and psoriasis sufferers.

We infused Australian macadamia oil with skin soothing herbs such as calendula, chamomile, chickweed, elderflower, burdock, mallow and yarrow, then added some other lovely oils, lots of Vitamin E, and pure essential oils.

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