As we have always done things with the environment and sustainability in mind, Tasmania is less vulnerable to the risks of climate change, also thanks to the moderating effect of the Southern Ocean on our temperatures. We boast one of the lowest carbon emissions per person in the world (-0.02 T CO2-e per person, per year) and while connected to mainland Australia via BassLink, our island is powered by on-island renewable wind and hydroelectricity schemes.
All of this provides long-term security for our essential oil crops.
UNIQUE NATIVE PLANTS
Tasmania is home to some of the most unique and ancient plant species on earth. The state’s diverse habitats – from rainforests to alpine heathlands – have held undiscovered secret aromas for thousands of years (though of course, many locals were in the know). EOT have pioneered the harvesting and production of some of these very special, wild-harvested native extracts to bring these amazing Tasmanian flavours to the world whilst still ensuring traceability and sustainability of supply.
From the native Kunzea oil with its notes of honey and coastal breezes to spicy Tasmanian Native Pepper and relaxing, cleansing Southern Rosalina, EOT captures the aromas of Tasmania, distilling them to their essence.
It’s a kind of magic. Rather like our island state.
Tasmania is the ideal environment for plant production and extractive crops. As an island, the state enjoys a unique maritime climate with long, moderately warm summer days and cool nights. We have four distinct seasons with the warmest months being December to March. The average maximum daily summer (December to February) temperatures are between 17 and 23 degrees Celsius and winter (June to August) temperatures sit between 3 and 11 degrees Celsius. While it’s true Tasmania could not produce the tropical fruit of Queensland, we certainly have an ideal climate for our unique native foods and flavours to thrive.
High rainfall and vast irrigation networks deliver reliable water access to growers across Tasmania. The state prioritises water supply for agriculture – Tasmanian Irrigation monitors and manages the state’s agricultural water supply to ensure demand is met in the areas that need it most. In fact, their schemes are designed to guarantee 95 per cent reliability of water supply.
Tasmania has always stood out from the rest of Australia – both geographically and in many other ways. A resourceful and creative island culture with diverse landscapes, flora and fauna, as well as its award-winning wines, food and travel experiences, it is a place like no other on earth.
We are not exaggerating when we say Tasmania has some of the purest, cleanest air and water in the world. Not only that, Tasmania has dramatic coastlines, rugged mountains, ancient forests, sparkling highland lakes and fertile soil. Our island state enjoys a global reputation for premium quality products created in a sustainable and GMO-free environment.