About Us

At Buckley & Phillips, our focus is on sourcing the finest quality ingredients available. We believe exceptional aromatics should be affordable and accessible, without sacrificing quality.

Our philosophy is simple. We start by scouring the globe for the most exceptional-quality ingredients available to us. We use decades of expert knowledge to create ranges that perform to a remarkably high standard. The final product is the scent of home: intimately, uniquely you.

Our unique perspective.


We’re devoted to bringing relaxation into every living space. The kind of place you can exhale after a long day– and inhale exquisite scents that truly elevate the atmosphere of your home.

We are 100% Australian-owned and established. We prioritise local sourcing and nourishing the local economy. Each product we create bears the mark of tireless research, testing and commitment to quality, while never sacrificing affordability.


Family owned, founded and operated.


Directors Christopher Phillips and Maureen Buckley began the company as a small venture in 1972, selling handmade candles at local markets. Their original names – the Gumleaf Candle Company and Gumleaf Aromatics – pay homage to the company’s Australian roots. This faithfulness to Aussie nature never strayed, with Buckley & Phillips operating in the leafy suburb of Lilydale.

From humble beginnings, Buckley & Phillips has blossomed into a diverse range of aromatics and essential oils. Our head office services large-scale production for Australian and global distribution, including contract manufacturing and private label. For local customers, we operate a storefront where you can sample our bespoke scents yourself. 

We remain family-owned, which is always reflected in the meticulous and unmediated way we operate. 


Quality above all.


At Buckley & Phillips, quality is – and always has been – paramount.

Our essential oils are certified as 100% pure and natural. We’ve combed the Earth for the finest crops. We’ve fine-tuned our processes for quality constancy. When it comes to aromatherapy we’re scrupulous to detail, always monitoring product performance with unwavering standards. 


We believe the planet should never come second to profit. We put eco-friendly business in practice with: 

  • Our Australian Certified Organic range of essential oils, which are grown and processed without the use of synthetic pesticides, herbicides or GMOs.
  • Our 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 our wax vats are solar-heated.
  • Our orders are packed using ‘Bio-Fill’ void. This polystyrene alternative is 100% biodegradable and environmentally friendly. 
  • Retail orders are packed using compostable mailer bags, recycled & recyclable bubble wrap and kraft tape.