Lemon myrtle hand cream

A luxurious hand cream made with soothing goats milk and lemon myrtle extract, this beautifully presented hand cream features licensed art work by the late Judy Napangardi Watson, a celebrated artist from Yuendumu in the Northern Territory.

Made in Australia with wholesome shea butter, precious argan oil and native lemon myrtle for a naturally soothing and nourishing hand cream, it comes in a convenient 100ml size and is presented in a matching gift box for easy gifting.

Lemon Myrtle has been used for centuries by Aboriginal Australians as a healing oil, valued for its anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial and anti-fungal properties. Lemon Myrtle contains very high (over 90%!) concentrations of plant citral (the same compound found in lesser concentrations in lemon grass and citrus) and is a natural source of calcium, folate, Vitamin A, Vitamin E, zinc and magnesium. Sweet and refreshing with a citrusy scent, this lovely hand cream is sure to impress.

 

About the Artist

Judy Napangardi Watson (1925–2016) was a senior Walpiri painter based in Yuendumu, North West of Alice Springs, painting with the Warlukurlangu Artists Aboriginal Corporation. A mother of ten, Judy grew up in a very traditional way and was known for her formidable energy and love of colour.

Judy started painting in her late 50s, taught by her sister Maggie Napangardi Watson, already a celebrated artist, but quickly developed her own style.

In the 1980s, together with her sister and other senior women painters, Judy began to boldly experiment with colour and challenge men’s dominance of acrylic painting in the Central Desert – mixing new colours and developing a distinctive style of high contrast colours and heavily textured paint with a ‘dragged dot’ style.

Known for her life-affirming bold palettes, Judy’s work references her ancestral country at Mina Mina, near the border of the Tanami and Gibson deserts and women’s dreamings associated with her country.

Her work is held in collections around the world, including the Art Gallery of New South Wales, the Gordon Darling Foundation, Flinders University Art Museum, National Gallery of Australia, National Gallery of Victoria, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, South Australian Museum, Aboriginal Art Museum, Utrecht, Netherlands, and the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection, University of Virginia.

Made in Australia by Alperstein Designs – a member of the Indigenous Art Code and the Aboriginal Art Association of Australia. Hand cream is 100ml and comes boxed for ease of gifting. Not tested on animals.

Royalties from this product directly benefit the artist’s family and community.

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    02/19/2021
    Susan
    Nelson, Nelson, New Zealand
    So fresh smelling

    what a lovely smell, very fresh and clean and it left my hands feeling very smooth. It soaked in quickly. I also love the painting on the tube and box. Just lovely. The wide lid makes it very stable when standing up

    Stylish Australiana

    Thank you for sharing, Susan. Great to hear you're enjyoing it.