The Big Scrub is a product dreamt up by Emma Louise. The product is a chemical free body scrub using by-products and native plant extracts from the Northern Rivers of Australia.
The idea of this project is to sustainably source native ingredients and use waste products to create a luscious big body scrub, whilst educating people about the Big Scrub Rainforest and its remnants in Australia.
We are trying something that has never been done BEFORE!
This body scrub will use by-products such as macadamia husk, finger lime skins and coffee grinds that would normally go to waste.
We are also sourcing some special natives like kakadu plums, cinnamon myrtle, blue gum and tea tree. These ingredients have been used for centuries as medicine and I can't wait to use them and educate people about their healing properties.
Hi, my name is Emma Louise, founder and director of Byron Bay Bath Bombs.
I grew up in the Northern Rivers and I've always been a huge DIY chick. Growing up in a single-parent home I never had the luxury to try store bought products. I always made my own.
I always looked to the land and nature to heal.
After spending years travelling the world I decided to move home to Byron. I started working at Harvest Cafe in Newrybar. The menu sourced native plants from the garden, I was so inspired by this and soaked up so much knowledge.This is when I became super passionate about bush foods. We learnt how to use all of these beautiful ingredients like lemon myrtle, gum leaves and edible flowers, I thought, "hey! If these are so good to eat, why not start putting them on my skin?" This is when the idea for The Big Scrub Body Scrub came to life. I thought I could use these beautiful ingredients from the rainforest in a body scrub and help educate people about The Big Scrub Rainforest at the same time. So this is where you will come in!
I want to take you on a brief journey to a lovely patch of rainforest near our home in the Byron Bay Hinterland. It is a very hot day but when you walk into the forest, it is cool. You look around and see an amazing diversity of life: many species of trees, some with beautifully mottled bark, some with large buttress roots, some festooned with epiphytes. On the ground you see a variety of beautiful fungi, purple and red fruits, interesting winged seeds, beautiful fallen flowers.
Tony Parkes Big Scrub Landcare President.
The Big Scrub was the largest expanse of lowland subtropical rainforest in Australia covering an area of approximately 75,00 hectares between Byron Bay, Ballina and Lismore.
The Big Scrub was cleared for agriculture from the 1880’s and by 1900 only one-percent remained in the form of 100 small remnants scattered across a largely cleared landscape.
Together with Big Scrub Landcare, Cape Byron Distillery and ING Dreamstarter we can work together to regenerate the rainforest. For each Scrub sold we will be donating proceeds to support The Big Scrub Rainforest Day taking place in September 2019. Educating people about this issue is so important and this is why we will be proud to sponsor this event with your help!
Our Dream is to educate people about The Big Scrub rainforest, the native ingredients in The Big Scrub Body Scrub, living a waste-free life and returning to nature. Each scrub sold will include a small information booklet full of all the big stuff! You can also find the Big Scrub Rainforest book in our rewards! Be one of the first to try our all natural, native, waste free body scrub!
Making this all-natural, chemical-free, body scrub is just the beginning for us. We would love to keep producing our products on a larger scale, reaching new customers and helping educate people about WASTE FREE, ECO FRIENDLY and ALL NATURAL SKINCARE.
So will you SCRUB FOR THE BIG SCRUB?
Thank you gratitude and love to:
Design by Mullo Studio / @mullostudio
Videography by Meg Noel / @megzmeets
Coffee Grinds provided by Old Maids / @oldmaidsburgerstore
The farmers and growers
And the Bundjalung people, the original custodians of the Northern Rivers land.