Eucalyptus kochii (pronounced “koh-chee-eye”) is found only in the semi-arid interior of Western Australia, where it grows in the ancient and fragile landscape known for its unique and delicate flora, huge dry salt lakes, and billion-year old granite monoliths.
Our product has its roots firmly planted in only one species of tree. Calling WA’s Central Wheatbelt home, and extending into the Goldfields, Eucalyptus kochii remnant trees are usually hundreds or thousands of years old themselves; and, just like the phoenix who rises from the ashes, they “re-sprout” after fire from buds protected underground in the large, woody swellings at their base of their stems, called a lignotuber.
The leaves of Eucalyptus kochii contain the valuable and unique essential oil used solely within our products. This oil protects the tree from herbivores, and, being flammable, encourages the landscape to burn, which in turn incites the continued survival of the species.
With the highest oil content in its leaves of any eucalypt, and the greatest concentration of cineole – the component which defines eucalyptus oil – of any species, Kochii Eucalyptus Oil is as rare as it pure, evoking a delicate fragrance that is both tantalizing and evocative to all the senses.
After distillation, the Kochii Eucalyptus Oil is simply allowed to settle until it is bottled.
What’s more? Our products and brand have been built form the ground up (quite literally), and born from a passion for our country’s raw, natural history, unique landscape, and sustainable living. To find out more about our sustainable processes and how Kochii Eucalyptus Oil is brought to life, click here.