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sustainable organic eucalyptus oil

About Lion Rock

Lion Rock Essential Oils (LREO) are a joint venture combining decades of farming experience to bring a sustainable supply of one of the industry’s most desired essential oils, all under organic certification.

Established in 2011 by James Owen and David Mitchell, LREO are situated 120 kilometres south of Durban on South Africa’s Sub-Tropical East Coast were the climate is ideal for growing the Eucalyptus Radiata species.

From the perfect soil type to the ideal weather conditions, the combination of the local environment coupled with the vast experience accumulated by James over his many years gives the perfect foundation for LREO to grow and become the world’s largest producer of Eucalyptus Radiata essential oil.

Grown and hand harvested on certified organic land, then steam distilled on the same property with precision pressure gives the ideal combination to produce a world class essential oil.

Subject to annual weather conditions the typical harvest periods are January to March, May to July and October to December.

Boasting unrivalled capacities of circa 40,000 kilo (40MT) of essential oil and with almost 1,000,000 trees planted LREO can upscale capacities in line with future market demands bringing a level of sustainability to the product for which the market hasn’t seen before.

Organic Eucalyptus Radiata has a soft, clean aroma which is highly sought after across many sectors, in particular for aromatherapy and pharmaceutical applications.


  • Eucalyptus Radiata Oil Organic Eucalyptus radiata
Lion Rock
Company Lion Rock Essential Oils Joint Venture
Origin South Africa
Address Bushy Vales Farm
South Africa