Tasmanian Leatherwood Honey and Beeswax are the foundation for almost all our products.
From years of perfecting our formulas, we’ve learned that Leatherwood honey and beeswax protects, softens, soothes and helps skin retain moisture better than anything else we’ve found.
Named in part for the toughness of their wood, Leatherwood trees produce white flowers with a sweet scent and lots of nectar. The honey and beeswax sourced from these ancient trees, grows in some of the oldest, most isolated forests in the world, so valuable that over 2.5 million acres are protected as a World Heritage Site.
It can take up to 70 years for these rare trees to produce their first blossoms and they can live for centuries. And with an ancestry that dates back to the Paleozoic Era, they’re essentially prehistoric.
Leatherwood honey and its beeswax are wonderful for the skin, but their benefits don’t stop there. After centuries of use as a home remedy, in recent years, scientists have begun studying Leatherwood honey’s unique antiseptic and medicinal properties.
It’s also delicious. If you’ve never tasted it, you’re missing out. Gourmets rave about its tangy, sophisticated flavor. In 2015, one brand of Leatherwood honey was named best-tasting honey in the world.
Protecting Leatherwood’s Future
Leatherwood trees have been under intense threat over the past few decades, from logging, drought and other causes. Fortunately, in recent years, the Tasmanian government has worked out agreements with the beekeeping and timber associations – a win-win for this Australian island’s forestry, honey, and beauty industries.