About Us


Our Philosophy

At Buckley & Phillips Aromatics, we take pride in being 100% Australian owned and founded. We value supporting the local economy, sourcing Australian ingredients, including essential oils, fragrances, labels, and packaging whenever possible. With expert and specialised knowledge built over five decades, we ensure that all products perform to an exceptionally high standard.

Our philosophy is simple: We focus on sourcing the finest quality ingredients so that each unique product inspires and enhances ambience and relaxation in your surroundings.

Our Origins

Directors Christopher Phillips and Maureen Buckley began the company as a small venture in 1972 selling handmade candles at local markets, such as the renowned St Kilda Esplanade Market in Melbourne. Then trading under the name 'The Gumleaf Candle Company', later to be known as 'Gumleaf Aromatics'.

Since these humble beginnings, Buckley & Phillips Aromatics has grown substantially now incorporating a wide range of aromatic products and essential oils. Over the years more family members and field professionals have joined our team, sharing the same passion for aromatherapy and fine fragrance. To meet various customer needs, our head office located in Victoria's Yarra Valley has the capability for large-scale production for Australian and worldwide distribution, including contract manufacturing for fellow companies.

Our Ingredients

To ensure a consistent and ethically considerate product Buckley & Phillips focus on 3 key aspects when sourcing ingredients; performance, quality, and environmental impact.

  • Our essential oils are true to botanical and certified as 100% pure and natural. Sourced from the finest harvests around the world.
  • Our ACO (Australian Certified Organic) range of essential oils are grown and processed without the use of synthetic pesticides, herbicides or GMOs.
  • Our products are certified by CCF (Choose Cruelty Free) and PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals), with absolutely no animal testing.
  • Our eco-friendly jar candles are made using soy wax, coconut wax and lead-free cotton wicks.
  • Our candle jars, candle boxes, glass and PET bottles are completely recyclable.
  • Our fragrant product ranges use only phthalate-free, cosmetic-grade oils.
  • Our Melbourne head-office utilises solar-power and wax vats are solar heated.

Then And Now