Kurrajong Natural Medicine Centre

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Wildcrafted's Range of Therapeutic Herbal Creams

The Art of Handmade Therapeutic Herbal Creams

In an era increasingly dominated by synthetic products and mass production, the allure of 100% natural, therapeutic herbal creams stands out as a beacon of holistic well-being. These creams, meticulously handcrafted by Susan O’Neill-Siegenthaler, a master medical herbalist with many decades of experience, represent a fusion of ancient wisdom and modern understanding of herbal properties. 

Understanding Therapeutic Herbal Creams

Wildcrafted’s Therapeutic herbal creams are topical preparations made from a blend of 100% natural, plant-based ingredients, selected specifically for their medicinal properties. Unlike commercially manufactured creams, these natural alternatives focus on harnessing the healing power of herbs and essential oils in their most unadulterated form.

The Role of the Senior Medical Herbalist

At the heart of this process is Susan, our senior medical herbalist, a professional with extensive knowledge in phytotherapy – the study of the use of plants for medicinal purposes. Susan combines her understanding of herbal medicine, human physiology, and modern medical insights to create creams that are not only safe but also effective in treating a variety of conditions, ranging from skin disorders such as eczema to arthritis and more.

Sourcing of Ingredients

Wildcrafted’s herbal creams contain the very highest quality ingredients from all corners of the world. Where possible Susan only uses organically grown and certified ingredients, however, these are  not always available. Wildcrafted Herbal Products use any potentially harmful ingredients in their products and none of our products are ever tested on animals. 

The Art of Extraction

The essence of the herbs is extracted using various methods such as infusion, decoction, or maceration. This process is crucial as it determines the strength and efficacy of the final product. A herbalist must have a deep understanding of the optimal extraction methods for each herb to preserve its therapeutic properties.

Creating the Base

The base of the cream is as important as the herbal extracts. Typically, natural waxes, butters, and oils such as beeswax, shea butter, or almond oil are used. These ingredients not only provide a smooth, spreadable texture but also contribute to the cream’s moisturising properties.

The Blending Process

Blending all the ingredients in any of Wildcrafted’s creams is a delicate art. Our herbalist meticulously combines the herbal extracts with the base, often adding essential oils for their therapeutic benefits and natural fragrance. This process requires precision and patience, as the consistency and balance of ingredients are key to the cream’s effectiveness.

Customisation and Potency

One of the unique aspects of handmade herbal creams is the ability to customise formulations to suit the individual needs of our patients. Susan tailors the proportions and combinations of herbs to address specific conditions or disorders, something mass-produced products, even natural ones, cannot offer.

Therapeutic Benefits

Wildcrafted’s herbal creams are designed to offer a range of therapeutic benefits. They can be anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, soothing, or rejuvenating, depending on the herbs and essential oils used. Conditions like eczema, psoriasis, acne, dermatitis, as well as conditions such as arthritis, straines and sprains can be effectively managed with the right herbal formulation.

The Importance of Quality Control

Quality control is paramount in the production of herbal creams. Susan, our medical herbalist, ensures that each batch of cream maintains a consistent standard in terms of ingredient quality, potency, and safety. This attention to detail is what sets our handmade products apart from their commercial counterparts.

Sustainability and Ethics of Our Therapeutic Herbal Creams

Sustainability and ethical practices are at the core of making herbal creams. This involves responsible sourcing of ingredients, environmentally friendly production methods, and often, recyclable or biodegradable packaging.

Educating Consumers

Part of Susan’s role is also to educate consumers about the benefits and proper use of our therapeutic creams. Understanding how to apply and store these natural products is crucial for maximising their therapeutic potential.

Challenges and Misconceptions

Despite their benefits, natural herbal creams face challenges in the market. There are misconceptions about their efficacy compared to synthetic products, and regulatory hurdles can be significant for small-scale producers. However, increasing consumer awareness about natural health and sustainability is helping to overcome these challenges. 


Wildcrafted’s 100% natural, therapeutic herbal creams, handcrafted by our senior medical herbalists, are not just skincare products; they are the embodiment of an age-old tradition of healing and respect for nature. In every jar, there is a story of careful selection, skilled preparation, and a deep understanding of the healing power of plants. As the world becomes more conscious of the need for natural, sustainable, and ethical products, these herbal creams stand out as a testament to the enduring wisdom of herbal medicine and the benefits it holds for our skin and overall well-being.

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