• Native Nut
  • Native Nut
  • Native Nut
  • Native Nut
  • Native Nut
  • Native Nut
  • Native Nut

Discovery of Macadamias

The macadamia was known to the local Aborigines variously as boombera, gyndyl, bopple, kindal and jindilly.

The discovery of the macadamia by Europeans is a bit of a mystery but the first report that may have been a macadamia is attributed to Alan Cunningham in 1828. Ludwig Leichhardt in 1843 did collect a macadamia in South East Queensland and this specimen is held at the Melbourne Herbarium.  

What is not in doubt is the name macadamia was given to the nut in 1857 by Baron Ferdinand von Mueller, Director of the Royal Botanical Gardens in Australia to honour his friend John Macadam who was a doctor of medicine, a forensic scientist, Post Master General, a politician, one of the founders of Australian Rules and a teacher.

Colloquially the macadamia is known as the Queensland nut, Bauple nut, bush nut and Australian nut. 

We like to keep things simple so we chose to fragrance each of our soaps with a single essential oil. All of the essential oils we have chosen have some antiseptic properties.

We only use 100% pure essential oils. Some people do occasionally find their skin reacts to some essential oils, so if you think you might be sensitive to any of our fragrances l you should test the soap on a small area of skin before use.