A 20 year family tradition
Coromandel Mountains Manuka Company
We are a New Zealand Manuka farm that has been operating on the Coromandel Peninsula in New Zealand for over 20 years. We distill our own Manuka essential oil that is 100% certified organic and naturally produced from plants which grow wild on our farm.
Our plants are harvested by hand and while it’s a labour intensive task we feel it’s worth it as it allows us to select the best parts of the tree to create the finest quality organic Manuka oil.
Manuka oil has long been valued for its amazing health properties and is used in all of our products along with other natural ingredients that compliment the manuka oil and provide you with an effective natural product free from nasty chemicals. We hope you enjoy using our products and find them beneficial to your body’s health.
Sustainability and Environmental Responsibility
We pride ourselves on our sustainable farming methods and our commitment to environmental responsibility.
Our plants grow wild on our farm and while it is possible to trim them once a year which allows plenty of time for regrowth. We are fortunate to have enough of them that we only use about 5-10% of the plants available on our farm in any year. So this gives us plenty of options in maintaining the health of our Manuka plants and doesn’t place any pressure on them.
There is nothing wasted within our whole process with every part of the plant being used and possibilities for all the byproducts. The essential oil comes from the leaves of the Manuka plant and once it has been steam distilled the leftover foliage, leaves and branches make excellent gardening mulch. The water used during the steam distillation process is recycled back into the the system or it can be stored for use in a range of secondary products.
Bio Gro Organic Certification
New Zealand’s leading organic certifier, Bio Gro New Zealand www.biogro.co.nz are our Organic Certifier and include the USDA Organic and IFOAM organic certification programmes as well.
In fact we were the first certified organic producers of Manuka Oil in the world.
Having been around for over 20 years there is so much to tell but I’ll keep this section short for the moment and add to it from time to time with fresh stories of how we evolved. There are many great stories about overcoming the many obstacles involved in starting a venture like this from scratch, as well as the many setbacks and small triumphs we have had along the way.
But the one thing I will say is that none of this would have been possible without the help and hard work of the many people involved over the years, and I would like to thank every single one of them.