Not everyone knows about the amazing health benefits and nutritional powerhouse of the carob. Carob contains esential nutrients like vitamins A, B2, B3, B6 and D and minerals like calcium and iron. Its an excellent source of dietary fibre. 100% preservative free, no added colours, flavours or sugars. 99% fat free, cholesterol free, caffeine free, theobromine free. So this is an option if you can't have chocolate! And if your little four legged friend wants to share your treat ….
Did you know carob is from the legume family? The word "carat" comes from carob because the carob seeds were originally used to balance scales when measuring gold. The Carob Kitchen can be found in Port Elliot, South Australia because carob trees love a Mediterranean climate.
Their products include:
Carob syrup for marinades, sauces and dressings, or use as a natural sweetener for ice cream, porridge, or hot drinks.
Kibble nibbles - 100% natural for a healthy sweet snack.
Roasted carob powder
Dehumidifiers can make a real difference to keeping mould at bay. Darryl Clark used to live in Kuranda and from learning how to survive the effects of living in a high rainfall and high humidity rainforest environment, Damp Solutions Australia was founded.
Our health can really be affected by the harmful effects of mould, allergies, dust mites, condensation and polluting products in and around our homes.
We have introduced a number of products suitable for cupboards and small spaces. We can order in larger items for rooms as needed.
We have a midi dehumidifier suitable for walk-in wardrobes or linen closets. It can be powered either by 12v or 240v, which means its also suitable for boats, caravans, etc. Larger units are also available on order. This unit comes with a removable 2 litre tank which switches off when the tank is full, meaning it never overflows. Just empty the tank and switch on again.
The Cli-mate Egg is great for cupboards and robes. The Egg has a dampness indicator on the side which lets you know when it needs to be recharged. It contains silicon granules which you remove then can be dried out in a microwave oven or conventional oven before allowing to cool and then replaced and reused.
Then we have re-usable cupboard dry packs. These are made of silica gel and can also be reactivated in a microwave or normal oven. These are great for small cupboards, or storage boxes for photos, boating, or electronic equipment while travelling. Watertight contains are great when they are closed, but if you are in a wet environment when opening the container, silica gel can give you that extra protection.
7 Solutions to a Mould-Free Home by Annie Clark. This book is a "must read" for anyone who needs to prevent and avoid mould and mustiness in their homes. Includes safe cleaning techniques if you already have it!
Certified Organic Dried Mango
By Papa Juan in Mareeba is the yummiest dried mango by far. Their revolutionary dehydrator produces the softest most pliable dried mango and their organic mangoes are the tastiest! It’s always a favourite of our family’s since we sold our farm and we always stock it when available.
Certified Organic Frozen Mango
In the freezer we have frozen mango available again this year. Always a great staple for those smoothies and daiquiris! Neil and Deb Lundstom’s farm is up at Mary Farms and certified organic.
Lifestyle Bakery makes a great selection of gluten free, sprouted grain, wheat alternative and healthy living breads. They are vacuum packed for longer shelf life and can also be found in the freezer area.
Gluten Free is just that - suitable for anyone with gluten intolerances or celiac disease, or anyone wanting to turn to a gluten free diet for general health reasons.
Sprouted grain - the grain is sprouted which increases the protein, vitamin and enzyme content of the breads. Complex starches in the grain are converted to natural sugars which is easily digested. Some people with wheat intolerances find their digestive system accepts sprouted grains without any problems. This is a flour free loaf.
Wheat alternative - Spelt flour is used instead of wheat - however please be aware this selection still contains gluten.
Diet Choce - this loaf is enriched with lupin flour. This is a high protein and fibre bread, assisting in suppressing appetite and subsequently food intake. Contains wheat, lupin and gluten.
As with all purchases, if you do have allergies or special requirements, please read all labels to make sure you are mjaking an informed choice.
We have found a natural hairspray! This is a natural, vegetarian hair spray which contains no alcohol to dry your hair, no lacquer to coat your hair, no propellant to harm the ozone layer, and no PABA. This is a water based formula created for excellent all-day hold and control. Its neither hard or sticky.
Honeybee Gardens eye liners are another great find. Seven beautiful colours made from natural ingredients that won’t pull or drag delicate skin. Ingredients include: Ricinus communis (castor) seed oil, ozokerite wax, ethylhexyl palmitate (vegetarian), simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil, lanolin oil, beeswax, theobroma cacao (cocoa) seed butter, cetearyl alcohol (vegetarian), copernicia cerifera (carnauba) wax. May Contain: #666666 iron oxide, brown iron oxide, mica.
Acetone-free nail polish remover—no chemical smell! Removes natural and conventional nail polish. A formula that strengthens nails and protects cuticles. Enriched with horsetail extract to strengthen nails, and fortified with vitamin E and aloe to soothe and protect cuticles. It works to remove theirWaterColors Nail Enamel as well as conventional polish. (Comes with a dhild safety cap).
Nail polish coming soon!
New additions to our gluten free range:
Shortbread Thistle biscuits - a delicious Scottish style shortbread, but made without butter. As with all other Orgran products its gluten free and dairy free.
Multigrain Crumbs with Quinoa is nutricious and versatile, gluten free with the nutition of Quinoa.
HOPPERS 100S AND 1000S
Gluten-free, egg-free, nut-free, no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives. Available in rainbow or festive colours. Decorate cupcakes or make fairy bread—just sprinkle onto buttered bread and cut out shapes with a cookie cutter.
SELECTED VARIETIES ARE ALSO SOY FREE.** They have endeavoured to source the most natural products available. However, whilst all colours in these products are natural, some children may be affected by 120 Carmine.
We will also have their natural food colourings available soon.
The latest craze in beauty. This oil from Morocco can be used on the face and body to help improve the appearance of stretch marks and scars, and to hydrate and nourish the skin. Makes hair beautiful lustrous and soft. We stock the pure Argan oil and from 7 Wonders Haircare there is one in a convenient spray bottle.
MUNGALLI CREEK YOGHURT
Mungalli Creek Dairy have added a new range of yoghurt with Sweet Tops! - They come in 200g and 500g containers and favours include Raspberry, Blueberry, and Blueberry and white chocolate! Sweet with a touch of sugar and honey especially for those who need a bit of sweetening up!
Have you tried WHITSUNDAY ORGANIC MUESLI yet? It has proved very popular. Made from organically grown rolled oats, pepitas, almonds, sunflower seeds. There are now two varieties—with raisins, or the new one with Wolfberries (goji berries)! There is a trace of honey which gives such a yummy flavour.
Sweet Leaf Meals are Here
Have you dined at Sweet Leaf at the Old Kuranda Markets yet? Abby is now making take-away meals for us: Try her Quinoa Tabouli, Raw Almond Falafels, or a yummy Dhal and relish! Or why not take home a container of grated fresh coconut, or even a young whole coconut to open and enjoy! We also have three different favours of bliss balls: Golden Glow goodie balls, Cacao and Cocnut bliss bombs and Almond, Date and Orange energy balls.
Smooze: Fruit Ices with Coconut Milk and Juices
The all-natural varieties include Mango, Pineapple, Pink guava, or Simply Coconut! They come in boxes of 10 to be frozen when you want, or check the freezer for a quick treat for the kids or yourself!
Hemp Organics Lipsticks and Tints
Made by Colorganics Inc. using natural colours, plant derived emollient waxes and certified organic hemp seed oil. The natural colours from mineral pigments are non-irritating and gentle to the delicate skin on our lips.
No synthetic fragrances, no synthetic colours, no synthetic preservatives, we now have both lip tints and lipsticks in store.
We have been having trouble sourcing a good quality supply of Epsom salts lately. So a wonderful alternative is Ancient Minerals Magnesium Bath Flakes. These dry flakes of
magnesium chloride and other naturally occurring trace minerals are great for using in baths and foot soaks. This is also a great alternative for those who find they have sensitive skin and don't like the more concentrated Magnesium Gel or Magnesium Oil.
Stress B Forte
available in 150 and 50 tablets. Multivitamin Mineral relief in bio-available forms to assist with the symptoms of stress and with normal functioning of the nervous system, taken everyday in times of stress, anxiety when life is just that extra bit hectic! Contains 36 vital ingredients to combat stress and fatigue: vitamins, minerals and amino acids.
Equipment for Fresh Coconuts
We have the Cocotaps—a quick way to put a hole in a young coconut to allow for a straw. When finished, open it up and use the noodle tool to cut ribbons of coconut flesh! Or if it’s a harder coconut, use the milking bag to make your own coconut cream or milk!
These products are non-toxic, non-sensitising and anti-inflammatory for the relief of fungal infections
NailKalm lotion - helps to repair fingernails and toenails making them look healthy and shiny
FootKalm Dermaceutical Powder (for shoes and skin) designed to treat atheletes foot and stop reinfection from shoes
SkinKalm Dermaceutical Cream for athlete’s foot, jock itch and ringworm
TC Energy Glassware
Have you heard of the benefits of energised drinking water? Structured water? TC Energy glassware is beautiful. It has been designed to revitalise and energise water, returning it to the original structure that it has in nature. We have some tumblers in store for you to see. Each one has an affirmation in the base, intended to reinforce and nurture one’s own abilities and potential.
NImbin Goat Milk
Now that winter is over, Nimbin Goat Milk is back in stock! It's easier to digest than cow's milk and doesn't form mucous. Available in 1 and 2 litre bottles, frozen only.
Black Rice the Latest Superfood
When is rice a superfood? When its black! Black rice is sometimes known as forbidden rice because it is thought that in ancient china only kings and emperors were allowed to eat it. The husk is high in iron and anthocyanin, which has a strong antioxidant effect and gives the cooked rice its purple colour. It is also high in fibre and vitamin E. This rice can be used for sweet or savoury dishes and goes especially well with Mango. Try mixing with fresh coconut, toasted sesame seeds and dark brown sugar for a sweet dessert. Black rice also makes a beautiful looking rice salad.
Organic Puffs Especially for Babies
Melt in your mouth organic finger foods for babies that teach tactility and self feeding. Comes in a variety of flavours, these puffs are made from whole grains, are naturally sweetened with fruit juice and contain vitamins and minerals vital to babies health and growth. Keep these tasty treats from Happy Baby on hand for a different texture and experience for baby – and try not to eat them all yourself!!
It’s what fish eat to get their omega-3s! This micro-algae and a vegan source of the EPA and DHA essential fatty acids that we need at least a gram of each day. Linseeds and Chia seeds are important vegetable sources of omega-3, but it is in the form ALA and which must be converted to EPA and DHA by the body.
This marine phytoplankton is freeze-dried under a vacuum resulting in a highly concentrated powder so only a small amount is needed each day.
Add marine phytoplankton to your morning juice!
This high fibre, gluten free blend of seeds is a great source of omega 3 and 6 and protein.
We all know the importance of getting enough fibre for intestinal and cardiovascular health. We need to eat at least 30g of fibre everyday which isn’t always easy! Kapai Puku certainly is packed full not just of fibre but all the nutrients needed to keep us regular, healthy and on top of our game. The original blend is great as a cereal alternative in the morning, or soak over night to make a bircher muesli and add fresh fruit. Also great sprinkled over salads for a crunchy texture. The tribal blend is a mix of the original blend with other ingredients that have been used by ancient tribes for nutrition and sustenance. It has the benefit of cacao nibs, full of antioxidants; wattle seeds, an aboriginal bush food and quinoa.
Mum's Headlice Repellent and Treatment
Finally! There is a solution to prevent your children from getting headlice. Made locally, MUM’S HEAD LICE REPELLENT is a mix of pure essential oils designed to deter lice from getting on the hair. And if your child already has lice, there is also MUM’S HEAD LICE TREATMENT, free of harsh chemicals and helps to soothe and heal the scalp from scratching.
Concord Wellbeing + boost Immunity and Boost Stamina + Immunity
Mushrooms are strange and magnificent! Not a plant, but a fungus, mushrooms come in many different forms. Some are safe to eat, some are highly poisonous and some have powerful medicinal properties like the traditional Chinese Medicinal species Ganoderma lucidum (also known as Reishi). This mushroom is one of the most potent known antioxidants at 23,500 I.U’s and contains more than 200 active elements known to enhance health. It supports the immune system and aids in the improvement of general wellbeing. Cordyceps sinensis is another such mushroom that promotes stamina and endurance, helps calm and soothe stress and is also a support to the immune system. We now stock capsules of both of these amazing mushrooms, which can be taken together for a powerful immunity boost.
DXN Organic Toothpaste
A completely herbal toothpaste that has no fluoride, artificial sweetener or detergents.
It has the antibacterial essential oils clove, tea tree and cinnamon and contains high quality ganoderma lucidum extract known for its healing and anti-fungal properties. A toothpaste that doesn’t just clean your mouth but helps heal it too!
'Splish' Into Summer
A new Australian olive oil has hit the market, ‘Splish’ certified organic in conversion. This cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil is produced and milled by Kailis and has a fresh flavour that comes in two styles – mild and fruity. Enjoy this oil on your salads this summer!
Exciting New (Old) Drinks
Rochester Organic Mulled Berry Punch - a spicy, fruity festive drink. Tastes great at room temperature, piping hot or iced.
Rochester Ginger – perfect for summer – this drink has a ginger kick! Mix with sparking water, mint and a slice of orange for a refreshing mid-summer cooler. Great drink for the non-drinker or can be used as a mixer.
These are traditional drinks made using recipes that have been handed down the generations
Introducing Sweet Leaf Living Foods - raw snacks hand made in their licensed kitchen in Kuranda. Made fresh to order, in small batches, freshness is guaranteed. They come in three fantastic flavours at the moment - Cacao and Coconut Bliss Bombs, Almond, Date and Orange Energy Balls, and a nutritious blend of 7 ingredients making Chai Crunch Goodie Balls. The ingredients are organic wherever possible - and are raw, gluten free, and vegan.
Kialla Pure Foods have added a new product to their range - Organic Unbleached Cake flour which is produced mainly from Rosella wheat which is a variety of soft wheat, therefore has a lower protein level and lower gluten content than other Kialla wheat flours. It has a creamy colour, and is an excellent flour for cakes, biscuits and pastries. If you are making breads, the plain unbleached, and wholemeal flours are still the higher protein ones to give you the best results.