Rosalina Oil Rosalina Location and Occurrence Rosalina trees (Melaleuca ericifolia) are a small tree 3 to 8 metres high, they produce a white flower in abundance in late spring. Rosalina trees are found in wetlands and beside streams from Port Macquarie, in mid north New South Wales to Tasmania. The tree was first reported by Europeans in 1797 by British botantist James Edward Smith. Rosalina Oil Beginnings There are no recordings of indigenous use but it is also certain they would have used the plant. Rosalina oil was first analysed and reported by pioneering Australian chemist and botantist [...]
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The Best Sandalwood Oil Ever For centuries, Indian Sandalwood has been regarded as the Sandalwood essential oil. With the European settlement of Australia, we are beginning to discover it's amazing floral diversity including our own Sandalwood species. Our Oil has been describing as ... Respected perfumier, Valerie Gearon, describes our product as 'dry, sweet, slightly terpenic top note, lactonic heart, with slight hay aspects, very woody, balsamic base, very tenacious, sweet dry down'. Our oil appears as a clear, crisp, bright oil, just a little viscous (like honey) and with no fine particles. History in Australia Australian Sandalwood [...]
History of Australian Essential Oil Indigenous Use The history of Australian essential oil starts thousands of years ago, indigenous people across all parts of Australia used hundreds of native Australian plants for a variety of medicinal uses. Most of the time, it was the essential oils in those plants which they were benefiting from. Australian plants were used for colds, cuts, sores, sore or swollen muscles, skin complaints and repelling insects. There were also plants with pleasant aromas which were burnt for a variety of effects. In the ‘Outback’, Australian Sandalwood (Santalum spicatum) timber and leaves were burnt to [...]
In March 2013, we visited the only Fragonia essential oil plantations in the world in south west Western Australia. Where we videoed and learnt a lot more about Fragonia essential oil. The Beginning of Fragonia Essential Oil Fragonia was first recognised as plant with commercial potential as far back as 1996. It had been used in the cut flower industry, as a fragrant flower. In 2000 botantist Chris Robinson, introduced the present growers of Fragonia to the plant for the first time. Up until then the plant had been harvested for the cut flower market. After many kilometres [...]