At EOT, we have always worked in partnership with nature, as well as the most experienced local growers. This means that our oils and extracts are consistently of the highest quality and are always traceable back to their sources.
Taking this holistic philosophy of quality a step further, we are proud to now offer our customers an exclusive selection of certified organic essential oils and hydrosols.
To complement our existing essential oil portfolio, our Fennel, Tasmanian Lavender and Tasmanian Rosemary are now available in organic form and are fully certified by the internationally recognised and accredited Australian Organic organisation ACO.
To produce these exclusive high-quality crops, we have been working with growers in the northwest of Tasmania who have over 35 years of experience in organic farming and a strong focus on environmentally sustainable practices, soil and land health.
This part of the state not only enjoys the typical Tasmanian climate of cool nights and warm days - ideal for essential oil crops - but also the natural contours of the land offer shelterbelts that help structure the growing areas and optimise natural water flow for optimal irrigation.
In other words, we’re working with nature like never before!
The following key products are available in wholesale quantities in certified organic form:
Tasmanian Lavender Oil
Tasmanian Rosemary Oil
Tasmanian Lavender Hydrosol
Tasmanian Rosemary Hydrosol
What makes it organic?
An essential oil crop can be certified organic when crops have been grown without the use of pesticides to control diseases, weeds or pests and without the aid of fertilisers. According to ACO organic farming standards, the soil where the plants grow must be clean of any prohibited substances applied to it for at least three years before the harvest of an organic crop.
All crops are produced from fully traceable, single origin species, free from genetically-modified organisms (GMO) throughout the entire process, from planting to the seed to processing the oil. Tasmania is already a GMO-free state, so this quality principle applies to our conventional crops as well as the organic.
In addition, organic farming principles require farmers to use physical, mechanical, and biological efforts that are environmentally friendly.
Sustainability is built into the harvesting process too. Our organic growers harvest the crops either by hand or by using a solar powered electric harvester.
And to complete the traceable links in the chain our distillation operations have gone through rigorous auditing process to ensure we meet the standards required to maintain the organic integrity of the oil we produce.
What are hydrosols?
Hydrosols are the pure aromatic waters that are produced during the steam distillation of freshly harvested botanical material to extract their essential oils. They are less concentrated than the oils but are still a 100 per cent botanical extraction with subtle aromatherapy and therapeutic benefits.
The distillation process transforms fresh, natural and nutrient-rich plant material into an aromatic water that contains both the water-soluble properties of the plant as well as micro-molecules of essential oils. The oil molecules give the hydrosol the same properties as essential oils plus the added benefit of the plant material components which give hydrosols unique benefits and uses of their own.
As interest in natural, plant-based products have increased significantly in recent years, hydrosols offer many exciting possibilities for use in personal care products like cleansers, facial mists, shampoos and conditioners, as well as home care products such as linen sprays, household cleaners and laundry liquids.