Eucalyptus Oil

Fasera produces high quality eucalyptus oil with low levels of impurity from endemic oil mallees planted either on company-owned estates, or on land owned by local farmers in the Western Australian wheatbelt region.
Oil mallees are harvested sustainably and coppiced. Coppicing generates regrowth, additional biomass and improved carbon capture, as well as increased oil production.

How it started

Our oil mallee trees are farm grown as part of a process to rehabilitate and regenerate farmlands that have become degraded after clearing and used for broadacre agricultural activities. The historical clearing of native flora to make way for annual winter cropping programs has resulted in elevated water table levels and significantly increased soil and groundwater salinity. Millions of oil mallee trees (specifically Eucalyptus kochii and Eucalyptus loxophleba lissophloia - species locally endemic to this region of Western Australia) have been planted over tens of thousands of hectares to reduce the saline water table and soil/water salinity levels and to improve the quality, structure and health of soils. Oil mallee plantations have improved plant and animal ecosystems, provide protection from wind erosion and provide shelterbelts for livestock as well as for native fauna, birdlife and insects.

Why Mallee?

We have selected locally endemic species of oil mallee for planting which are adapted for healthy growth at our plantation locations. They are perfectly suited to, and contribute to the development and enhancement of, a healthy local ecosystem. Our oil mallees flourish in this setting and provide sustainable benefits including increased levels of carbon capture over time and increased production of oil and our other product offerings of biochar and wood vinegar.

Our oil types

We produce oil from three species of farm-grown oil mallee which we have planted:
  1. Eucalyptus kochii (E. kochii has the highest levels of naturally occurring eucalyptol/cineole content amongst all 900+ species of eucalypts occurring worldwide, at 90-95%)
  2. Eucalyptus loxophleba lissophloia (also known as lox liss or York Gum or Yandee)
  3. Eucalyptus polybractea (Blue Mallee)

The Global Demand

The global market for eucalyptus oil is estimated at around 20,000 mt pa with demand increasing for traceable, sustainable, high cineole oils such as those produced by Fasera.

The demand for Australian eucalyptus oil continues to increase worldwide. This can be attributed to the traceability, authenticity, sustainability and quality of Australian oil production. At Fasera, we produce a high quality, low impurity and high cineole content raw crude essential oil.

Its many uses

In 2020, the pharmaceutical and fragrance sectors jointly comprised the largest share by value of the global eucalyptus oil market. Market analysis and industry forecast data suggest the pharmaceutical and fragrance sectors will continue to dominate the eucalyptus oil market in coming years. Consumers are increasingly recognising the health benefits of using natural cosmetics; many cosmetics companies are therefore increasing the use of more natural ingredients and reducing the use of man-made chemicals in their products. This trend, with the traceability and recognised provenance of our oil production, are expected to contribute to our increasing share of the high value eucalyptus oil market.

Eucalyptus oil has been used as a base flavouring in food and drinks for centuries. It has particular appeal due to its antiseptic and respiratory stimulus properties and is an active ingredient in many over-the-counter lozenges, toothpastes and mouth rinses. At low levels it is also used in baked goods, confectionery, meat products and drinks.

Eucalyptus oil is a powerful natural solvent and is a component of many manufactured household and industrial detergents and cleaning products. It is particularly gentle on natural fabrics such as wool and is commonly used in its raw form to remove grease and sticky residues.

How it’s made

Fasera identifies suitable land and plants oil mallee seedlings, establishing an estate of mallees that will grow to be harvest ready at about 5 years of age
Fasera identifies suitable land and plants oil mallee seedlings, establishing an estate of mallees that will grow to be harvest ready at about 5 years of age
The green biomass of our mallee trees or coppice is harvested and the biomass is chipped and transported to our still, located on our Canterbury Farm at Kulja, in the West Australian wheatbelt.
The leafy biomass is steam distilled to produce a 100% natural, sustainable and traceable crude oil.
Our oil is packed and stored with each drum being referenced to production batches from which it was distilled and the production batches referenced back to the property and paddock from which the biomass was sourced.
Once distilled, the cooked biomass is left to dry and then pyrolysed to produce biochar and wood vinegar in our continuous pyrolysis oven. Our stil and pyrolysis plants are co-located to streamline production, increase efficiency and reduce costs.
Our distillery is mobile, enabling its relocation to harvest activities at our Newland Estate in North Bodallin and ensuring the on-site distillation of organic eucalyptus oil to produce the very highest integrity and finest quality organic oil.

Watch our production process

The production of eucalyptus oil from the steam distillation represents just one element of the integrated portfolio of products we’ve developed.

Purchase Eucalyptus Oil

At Fasera we grow, harvest and process biomass from oil mallee tree plantations to produce the world’s finest quality 100% natural Australian eucalyptus oil. Our product range in Western Australia is available for either wholesale purchase by businesses or retailers, or retail purchase by individual customers. We have a dedicated website hosting our full range of products types and sizes. To learn more and to check out our product range and place your order, please visit the Kochii website.