Australia’s Northern Territory outback sets the stunning backdrop for this location’s Australian cypress pine trees. Drawing on ethnobotanical use in the aboriginal pharmacopeia, the founder of the Outback Botanical Reserve actually stumbled upon a new, now patented method of distillation that resulted in our unique Blue Cypress essential oil. This oil’s many benefits are still being researched to this day.
While this farm is headquartered in Perth, the sandalwood plantations extend across Australia’s tropical northern outback. The Ord River Sandalwood Farm and Distillery developed its own seed orchards, which allows for continual improvement of the seed stock. This location uses a remarkable approach to producing and cultivating sandalwood trees with the industry’s highest quality, sustainability, and environmental stewardship.
A key component to our Seed to Seal quality commitment is the sustainability of our essential oil production. We are committed to implementing methods that take production, our partnership with nature, and fair trade practices into consideration.
The Ord River Sandalwood Farm and Distillery implements an array of innovative, award-winning methodologies while cultivating its valuable sandalwood trees. Its innovative water recycling program, commitment to renewable energy, and diligent replanting efforts ensure a supply of Sacred Sandalwood essential oil well into the future.
As YL’s newest producer of Tea Tree essential oil, Gihndagun—which means “respect the earth”—boasts 100 acres of rich soil that is cultivated with all-natural tree biomass, wood chips, and naturally derived fertilizer. Crops are nourished with captured and reused irrigation water, as well as with licensed water accessed from a natural creek and river. We are proud to partner with a farm that is dedicated to sustainability practices and socially conscious principles, and which contributes to our globally recognized essential oil expertise.