Our story

Down Under Enterprises grows, produces, exports, and markets traceable and sustainable native Australian essential oils and botanicals. We source from our farm, Buhlambar, and also from small growers across Australia.

ABOUT US
AND OUR FARMS

Founded in 2001 in a spare bedroom to sell Tea Tree Oil from Dee-Ann’s parents’ farm, Down Under Enterprises has since grown to support over three dozen Australian farming families.

We operate our own farms producing 100% pure, 100% natural, and 100% traceable Australian botanicals and supply our wholesale essential oils to hundreds of manufacturers in the personal care, home care, pet care, medicinal care, and industrial markets each year.

Our business and life philosophy encompasses three driving principles: traceability, sustainability, and the empowerment of our staff.

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We operate directly in North America, South America, and in Australia/New Zealand, with a network of exclusive commercial partners throughout Asia and via Univar Solutions in Europe.

Our Featured Products

Australian Wood Oils

Australian Wood Oils

Scientific Name: various

Farming Method: Conventional and Wildcrafted

Extraction Method: Steam distilled (water)

Plant Part Used: Wood

Our Australian Wood Oils Collection offers many exciting opportunities for the adventurous formulator and fragrance specialist.

From lustry Buddha Wood, to musky White Cypress (wood), and the rich blue of Blue Cypress, and of course the Sandalwoods -- Australian and Album -- each Wood Oil brings therapeutic potential with uniquely fragrant base notes.

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TEA TREE - ANTIVIRAL PROPERTIES

TEA TREE - ANTIVIRAL PROPERTIES

Read our detailed report of published, peer-reviewed data on the efficacy of Australian Tea Tree Oil as a potential anti-viral agent.

Read our detailed report of published, peer-reviewed data on the efficacy of Australian Tea Tree Oil as a potential anti-viral agent.

IMPORTANT NOTE:

These data are intended to provide formulators and manufacturers an understanding of the peer-reviewed, published scientific data available on pure Australian Tea Tree Oil and its anti-viral and virucidal properties.

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MANUKA PREMIUM GRADE

MANUKA PREMIUM GRADE

Scientific Name: Leptospermum scoparium

Farming Method: Conventional, Wildcrafted

Extraction Method: Steam distilled (water)

Plant Part Used: Leaves and terminal branches

Down Under Enterprises and New Zealand Manuka Group have formally established a partnership for the supply of 100% pure and natural Mānuka essential oil.

New Zealand Mānuka Group (NZM) is the world leader in the development, production and supply of New Zealand Mānuka essential oil.

Through this formal distribution agreement, Down Under Enterprises now offers the benefits of NZM's Premium Grade Mānuka Oil to our customers worldwide from our Australia warehouse, and the convenience of North American supply from our US warehouse.

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SANDALWOOD, AUSTRALIAN - PREMIUM GRADE

SANDALWOOD, AUSTRALIAN - PREMIUM GRADE

Scientific Name: Santalum spicatum (syn. Fusanus spicatus)

Farming Method: Wildcrafted (from old growth Sandalwood logs obtained under strict WA government management)

Extraction Method: Steam distilled (water)

Plant Part Used: Wood

Australian Sandalwood now accounts for over 80% of the world’s sandalwood supplies. These reserves are carefully and sustainably managed by the Western Australian government through annual harvest quotas and extensive regeneration efforts.

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SANDALWOOD ALBUM

SANDALWOOD ALBUM

Scientific Name: Santalum spicatum (syn. Fusanus spicatus)

Farming Method: Conventional, Wildcrafted

Extraction Method: Steam distilled (water)

Plant Part Used: Wood

Australian Sandalwood now accounts for over 80% of the world’s sandalwood supplies. These reserves are carefully and sustainably managed by the Western Australian government through annual harvest quotas and extensive regeneration efforts.The essential oil comes from the heartwood of the tree. The Australian Sandalwood Tree must be more than 20 years old to develop the heartwood necessary for good quality oil. This contrasts to the Indian Mysore Sandalwood which requires at least 30 years to achieve the same quality. Research by Sydney University has shown that WA Sandalwood has anti-inflammatory properties in-line with the traditionally used East Indian Sandalwood. Anti-inflammatory properties have been attributed to alpha-bisabolol and the WA Sandalwood contains higher amounts of alpha-bisabolol (5-10%) than East Indian Sandalwood Oil. Santalum spicatum also contains beta-santalene (generally less than 1%), another component that has demonstrated anti-inflammatory properties. It is especially suited to the treatment of hot, red skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, rash or other inflammation. It has a long historic association with the treatment of urinary tract infections. It is astringent and helps resolve respiratory congestion, and is especially useful when soothing, demulcent effects are required, such as in chronic bronchitis involving dry cough. It is also a lymphatic decongestant, specific for stasis such as varicose veins and swollen.

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