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Our Philosophy

At Buckley & Phillips Aromatics, we pride ourselves on being a 100% Australian owned and founded company that does not outsource production overseas. We focus on sourcing Australian ingredients, essential oils, fragrances, labels and packaging wherever possible. As we are the manufacturer of our products, we have specialised knowledge and experience that ensures everything we make performs to an exceptional standard.

Our philosophy is simple: We focus on sourcing the finest quality ingredients to produce beautiful and inspiring products, enhancing ambience and relaxation in your surrounds.

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. 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 and has developed a wide range of aromatic products. Over the years more family members and field professionals have joined our team, sharing the same passion for aromatherapy and fine fragrance. Our head office located in Victoria's Yarra Valley has the capability for large-scale production, manufacturing products for Australian and worldwide distribution, as well as contract manufacturing for other companies.

Our Ingredients

Buckley & Phillips focus on 3 key aspects when sourcing ingredients for our product ranges; performance, quality and environmental impact.

  • Our essential oils are true to botanical and certified as 100% pure and natural.
  • Our certified organic range of essential oils are grown and processed without the use of synthetic pesticides, herbicides or GMOs.
  • We do not test any of our products on animals and we are certified by CCF (Choose Cruelty Free) and PETA.
  • Our Melbourne head-office is solar-powered and all wax vats are solar heated.
  • Our eco-friendly jar candles are made using soy wax, coconut wax and lead-free cotton wicks.
  • We use only cosmetic-grade oils for our fragrant product ranges.
  • Our candle jars, candle boxes, glass and PET bottles are completely recyclable.