We Aussies are a fairly happy-go-lucky bunch.
We’re not sure why. Maybe it’s all that sun. Maybe it’s the pristine blue waters and endless sky. Whatever the reason, sometimes even we need a little help to fix the smile on our faces.
Fortunately, we live in a place that’s been blessed by Mother Nature with an abundance of unique, native botanicals from which we can find all the help we could ever need to sleep better, breathe easier, feel more energised, less stressed, less anxious…
You get the idea. And we got one too.
It was to create a range of products that would bring the smells and wellbeing benefits of the Australian reef, beach and bush into peoples’ homes, helping them to feel the feel-good.
So, welcome to ‘South of Somewhere’. A place for you to find your happy wherever and whatever that may be.
Honest to goodness quality
Being honest is kind of a big deal in Australia: we like people to be straight-up and genuine. But unfortunately, when it comes to some essential oil brands, honesty isn’t always the best policy. With us, it’s the only policy.
All of our oils are 100% sourced from Australia. Not from China. Or Africa. Or Eastern Europe. But from reputable farmers adhering to the very highest standards.
And talking of standards, we use The Native Oils Australia Clean and Pure Quality Assurance program to ensure global industry standards for quality, purity and cleanliness are met and exceeded for all our oils. You can learn more about it here.
What all this means is you get what you see with South of Somewhere: pure, unadulterated oils that are 100% farmed, harvested, distilled, tested and bottled in Australia.
Lavender Oil from Tassie. White Cypress Wood Oil from Dubbo. Kunzea Oil from Flinders Island.
We certainly clock up the kilometers to bring you the highest quality native Australian oils. So, when you open and diffuse our oils, you can be sure that what your smelling are the true scents of our great outdoors.
You see, native Australian essential oils have unique aromas - they’re fresh, herbaceous, warm, clean and bright. And here’s the clever part! These aromas actually serve as their natural defence systems against disease and pest infestations: think of it as nature’s very own suit of armour.
What this means is many Australian native plants are grown without the use of pesticides and chemicals, and therefore remain pure and clean. And this is the reason why many Australian oils are reported to have greater health and anti-bacterial benefits than many non-Australian oils.
So, when you experience ‘South of Somewhere’ essential oils, you can be sure you are bringing the authentic aromas of Australia’s native plants and their many remedial health benefits, into your home.
From field to feel-good in five steps
Our crops of native plants are exclusively grown on Australian family-owned farms: some come from sustainably managed plantations, others from wild-harvested plants.
Our farmers use their knowledge of native plants to select the right time of year and the best harvesting technique, to yield the highest quality oils. This may be sustainably harvesting oils from their sustainably managed plantations, or hand-cutting them from carefully selected wild-harvested plants.
Once our leaf is harvested it goes straight into bins (the good kind!) ready to be steam distilled or cold pressed depending on which method will best ensure the purity, potency and quality of each particular oil is protected. We never use chemicals or solvents in the extraction process. Ever.
All our oils go through Native Oils Australia’s ‘Clean and Pure Quality Assurance Program’, to ensure the highest standards of purity, cleanliness and sustainability are met.
This involves encouraging full sustainability and transparency across the production process, thorough pesticide residue testing, and submitting all product sourcing to rigorous reviews to ensure full purity.
Finally, our oils are taken straight off the still to be naturally filtered and filled into recycled bottles, meaning they arrive at your door with maximum freshness and minimum impact on the environment.