All our oil is produced from trees grown in regional Western Australia and as much as possible untouched from leaf to bottle.
Our unique story begins with Eucalyptus kochii (pronounced “koh-chee-eye”) and Eucalyptus loxophleba lissophloia (York Gum), found only in the semi-arid interior of Western Australia. Growing in an ancient and fragile landscape, known for its unique and delicate flora, huge dry salt lakes and billion-year old granite monoliths.
Calling WA’s Central Wheatbelt home, and extending into the Goldfields, you will find our Eucalyptus kochii remnant trees. They are usually hundreds or thousands of years old themselves. Just like the phoenix who rises from the ashes, they “re-sprout” after fire from buds protected underground in the large, woody swellings at their base of their stems, called a lignotuber.
The trees we harvest as plantation trees planted in shelterbelts along farm lands in the Central Wheatbelt. The leaves of Eucalyptus kochii and Eucalyptus loxophleba lissophloia contain the valuable and unique essential oil used solely within our products. This oil protects the tree from herbivores, and, being flammable, encourages the landscape to burn, which in turn incites the continued survival of the species.
Our entire production process has a net positive impact on the surrounding environment. The valuable oil from the trees are extracted, by steaming the leaves from trees planted on farms, using water that is continually recycled throughout the production process and using processed leaves to fire the boiler.
Of the 800 species of eucalypts in the world, Eucalyptus kochii contains the greatest concentration of cineole, the component which characterizes eucalyptus oil. Kochii Eucalyptus Oil is as rare as it pure, evoking a delicate fragrance that is both tantalizing and evocative to all the senses.
After distillation, the oil is simply allowed to settle until it is bottled. Our oils are natural crude oils, unrefined and as much as possible untouched from the leaf to the bottle.
Although this process has been years in the making, Kochii Australian Eucalyptus Oil has only recently been available in a retail space, we are passionate about providing the Australian community with this beautiful oil that is; 100% natural, 100% sustainable and 100% Australian.