• Native Nut
  • Native Nut
  • Native Nut
  • Native Nut
  • Native Nut
  • Native Nut
  • Native Nut

Biology of Macadamias

Macadamias belong to the genus Proteaceae, a group of flowering plants that are mainly found in the Southern Hemisphere which also includes protea, banksia, grevillea and hakea. There are about 1600 species of Proteaceae in all.

The macadamia is native to Southern East Queensland and Northern New South Wales.

There are four native macadamia species being M. tetrapylla, integrifolia, ternifolia and jansenii. They have recently been separated from other groups of plants that grow more widely in South East Asia and Papua New Guinea which whilst very similar are no longer deemed to be part of macadamia family. These include the Lasjia, Catalepidia, Virotia groups of species.

Two of the native varieties of macadamia produce raw edible nuts. These are M. tetraphylla (rough shelled nut) and M. integrifolia (smooth shelled nut). And these two have been widely hybridised to develop the commercial trees we know today. 

We like to keep things simple so we chose to fragrance each of our soaps with a single essential oil. All of the essential oils we have chosen have some antiseptic properties.

We only use 100% pure essential oils. Some people do occasionally find their skin reacts to some essential oils, so if you think you might be sensitive to any of our fragrances l you should test the soap on a small area of skin before use.