Here in September in Australia’s Wurundjeri Country, it’s the start of the Wintoonth Wootanbaj season of regeneration. The native pepperberry which is the magic ingredient in our Cleanse and Soothe Perineal Spray is in full bloom and new growth is abound.
Here is an excerpt from farmer and writer Katherine Wilson on the real seasons of Australia -
Few Australian locations have four seasons in the northern hemisphere sense. Western Australia’s Nyoongar Country has six, each representing the cycle of life. Yirrganydji traditional lands have five, and parts of Arnhem Land have three, each attuned to wetness, wind and humidity. Gariwerd Country, around Victoria’s Grampians, has six seasons.
Each seasonal schema is specific to discrete cycles within regional landscapes and their attendant weather systems. To impose a one-size-fits-all classification onto this continent disregards millennia of First Nations knowledges. — from Eureka Street — Climate clues beyond the four seasons myth
Katherine has also kindly shared with us spectacular photos of the pepperberry from Yarra Valley Native as the first flowers of the season start showing up. “The leaves & fruit continue to serve as an antiseptic & anti-inflammatory — as they’ve served Palawa, Wurundjeri & Taungurung folk for millennia.” — Yarra Valley Native
The female pepperberry flowers (photos courtesy of Yarra Valley Native)
How Noonie uses the Tasmanian Pepperberry for postpartum care
Focusing on innovative postpartum care, Noonie uses this amazing ingredient in in our Noonie Cleanse & Soothe Perineal Spray making use of the pepperberry’s antimicrobial, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Working with skincare experts and medical professionals, the perineal spray is specially formulated to cleanse and cool the delicate area without drying the skin or affecting the natural pH balance. It is also gentle enough to be used on stitches.
This versatile cleanser with the healing powers of the Tasmanian Pepperberry can also be used outside of pregnancy for any skin wounds, haemorrhoids or leakage during your period. Great uses include sunburn treatment on adults and children, soothing sore nipples when breastfeeding and even as a no-touch makeup remover.