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Macadamia Sustainability

Macadamias represent a good alternative to crops such as sugar cane and pineapples. Trees become productive about five years after planting and can remain productive for up to 100 years. That means no ploughing and that means greater soil stability, which helps protect waterways and ultimately Australia’s marine habitats.

Not satisfied with that the Australian Macadamia Society, a group established by growers which represents the whole industry, is helping lead the way in developing sustainable growing practices to further reduce erosion and run off.  

They are also working to increase the use of non-chemical pest control, having an unmatched record as the best amongst Australian commodity food growers according to the Federal Government’s National Residue Survey. Other innovative practices include the provision of nesting boxes for native barn owls to help control rodent infestation, and the use of native bees for pollination.

One of their other targets is to reduce waste; husks are used as fertiliser and kernels that are not quite good enough to eat are used to make oil.

Many Australian growers take their custodianship of the land very seriously protecting the pockets of remnant rainforest on their land, which helps provide havens for native wildlife as well as further protecting the landscape.  

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.