Flinders Island Essential Oil Adventure

Flinders Island Essential Oil Adventure

July 12, 2018

Flinders Island Essential Oil Adventure

Flinders Island is a very scenic part of Tasmania that lies in the windswept 'Roaring Forties' in Bass strait to the north east of the Tasmanian mainland. It has some of the cleanest air and rainwater in the world due to its geographical position, and as such is a perfect place for the production of essential oils, and is one of Pure Oils of Tasmania's sources of oils that are wild harvested and grown entirely free of harmful chemicals.

Fliders Island Kunzea ambigua essential oil production

A wild stand of White Kunzea for essential oil production on Flinders Island

Flinders Island is known for its pristine natural environment and is home to abundant wildlife such as wombats, possums, wallabies, pademelons and bandicoots. The vegetation features many plant species that are high in essential oils and particularly those of the Eucalyptus family Myrtaceae. The  Tasmanian Blue Gum (Eucalyptus globulus), White Kunzea (Kunzea ambigua), Lavender Tea Tree (Melaleuca ericifolia) and Manuka Tea Tree all grow in abundance there and the essential oils from these plants are high in the active ingredients that make these oils unique.

Wombats on Flinders Island

Mother wombat with baby on Flinders Island

Angus has had a couple of trips over to Flinders to check out the essential oil production there as well as its potential for other unique oils from the extensive botanical biodiversity there. As well as the Eucalyptus family, the island is also rich in native plants that belong to the Citrus family, Rutaceae, and we are looking at these as potential future new oil products.
Fliders Island coastline
Granite boulders are part of the pristine coastal environment

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