Our Story

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A foundation in the ethical

Our range of luxury hair and body care products are made with sustainable ingredients and ethically produced in Australia. Our products are never tested on animals and many of our products are vegan friendly.

We are invested and involved in every aspect of the product, from the soil to the finished package, with the same intent: be natural, be ethical and treat the land with respect. 

Our pledge is simple: sustainability leads the way. It shapes every decision we make, ensuring a legacy for the generations to come.

You can read the APCO Annual Report & Action Plan HERE

Our values

At Freshwater Farm, we are devoted to doing what’s ethically right and contributing positively to our local community. We believe in making products that are great for both our customers and our environment. From our farm, to your skin.

Our approach

We are involved with every stage of the production process, from growing the ingredients on our farm and distilling the essential oils, to manufacturing and delivery.

"Our family is devoted to creating products that both your body and the environment will thank you for"

Allan Hutcherson

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Our history

We acquired the property in 2018 spending time to harvest and regenerate the plantation, where in 2019 we harvested our first crop and Freshwater Farm began.

Originally a dairy farm, previous owners turned the property into a native essential oil plantation. Sixty acres of tea tree (Melaleuca alternifolia) and thirty acres of lemon scented tea tree (Leptospermum petersonii) were planted, all grown from seeds, beginning what would eventually become Freshwater Farm.

Over the years, our plantation has expanded to include four groves of Backhousia citriodora (lemon myrtle) for our best-selling Lemon Myrtle + Manuka Honey range, along with other native oil-producing varieties such as Kunzea ambigua, Atriplex nummularia (old man saltbush), Melaleuca ericifolia (lavender tea tree), and Leptospermum polygalifolium to help our bees produce more Manuka Honey.

The story isn’t finished yet, we will continue to add more native plant varieties to our farms range of essential oil producing plants. This allows us to provide more native habitat for our range of native birds and animals in our nature reserve. Look for updates in Our Diary every month.