Boolamarr means ‘many hands’ in the language of the Nyoongar people of the South West of Western Australia.
Boolamarr is a 100% Aboriginal owned brand, created by owners Dr Richard Walley OAM Nyoongar Statesman and his wife, Robyn Smith-Walley. The Walley family are actively involved in Nyoongar culture and the Arts, delivering cultural consultancy/advisory, cultural awareness and learning programmes, music performances, and contemporary events for over 30 years.
Boolamarr Hygiene Range
Boolamarr manufactures a range of hygiene hand wash and sanitiser products which are made in Australia and are inspired by traditional Aboriginal use of native plants, developed for modern applications. Richard and Robyn have a long rich history of over 2000 generations passing on the knowledge and cultural wisdom, of the benefits of Australian native plants.
Boolamarr Industrial Range
In 2017 Boolamarr launched the Industrial range exclusive to Blackwoods. The Boolamarr Industrial range includes Heavy Duty Hand Wash, Degreaser and Truck Wash. Manufactured in Western Australia and using unique Australian native ingredients.
Unique Benefits of Sandalwood Seed Oil
Sandalwood is valued for its medicinal and spiritual benefits. The seeds have been used for many generations to protect and heal the skin and soothe aching joints. The wood, bark and leaves of the Sandalwood tree has been burned as a natural mosquito repellent.
Sandalwood Seeds are collected from native Western Australian Sandalwood (Santalum spicatum) from trees 5 years and older. WA native Sandalwood grows naturally throughout Western Australia, no irrigation or fertilisers are required. Many Sandalwood growers need to wait over 35 years to harvest their trees. Harvesting the seeds provides a financial return while they wait for the trees to mature.
Sandalwood Seed Oil contains high levels of rare ximenynic acid, known to repair and restore skin, and oleic acid to moisturise skin. Our customers agree that repetitive use of Boolamarr products does not dry out skin.
Biodegradable Sandalwood Shell Grit
Sandalwood Shell Grit is the bi product of Sandalwood Seed Oil. The hard shell of the seed is ground down to a small particle and used as the ‘grit’ in the Industrial Hand Wash formula. Sandalwood Shell grit is biodegradable, therefore this natural ingredient will not harm the water ways or marine life.
Antimicrobial Properties of Australian Lemon Myrtle
The Lemon Myrtle (Backhousia citriodora) essential oil used in Boolamarr is a natural botanical oil sustainably farmed in Australia. Studies have proven that the pure essential oil of lemon myrtle is more potent against bacteria than pure tea tree oil (Wilkinson et al. 2003), ensuring our products are effective.
Australian Eucalyptus Oil
Eucalyptus is traditionally used by Aboriginal people for the treatment of mild skin infections, nasal congestion and modern applications as an antiseptic, surface disinfectant, detergent and deodoriser.
Boolamarr supports Aboriginal youth groups by using Sandalwood Seed Oil
A percentage from Sandalwood Seed Oil sales is returned to sandalwood growing communities by Aboriginal owned Kworp Marr Pty Ltd. These donations directly fund cultural and educational workshops through language and the arts for Aboriginal youth.
Dr Richard Walley OAM Nyoongar Statesman
Richard’s life has been incredibly diverse and full of achievements. Richard has received an Order of Australia medal and several honorary doctorates for his contribution to Nyoongar culture and the Arts. To learn more about Richard and the Walley family, please visit their website at www.aboriginalproductions.com.au