THURSDAY PLANTATION - OUR ORIGINS In the 1970s, Eric White, fascinated by the antibacterial power of Tea Tree Oil started nurturing the dream of bringing the amazing benefits of this natural plant- based oil to the world. He established a Tea Tree plantation in northern NSW, Australia, an environment ideal for the growth of the majestic medicinal Tea Tree. Melaleuca alternifolia is native to the area.
WHAT’S THE STORY BEHIND THE NAME? After four years of painstaking research and lobbying, a crown lease was granted for the land Eric was developing. It arrived via the once-a-week mail, on a Thursday in 1976…and Thursday Plantation was born.
THE PIONEERING SPIRIT When Eric White’s health failed, Christopher Dean, his stepson and wife Lynda continued his mission of bringing the power of Tea Tree Oil to the world. Taking the seed of the idea and building upon Eric’s meticulous planning Christopher and Lynda continued the work. Building the business and a life from nothing they created a home, the Farm, the process and began sales of Tea Tree Oil at local markets. People quickly discovered the remarkable healing results for a range of skin and health concerns and the response was overwhelming.
THE BIRTH OF THE FARM The vision of a sustainable and ecologically sound Tea Tree farm in Ballina began to take further form in 1988. 1.5 million trees were planted and a magnificent sustainable business was now underway, returning tea trees to the native landscape. Production of distilled Tea Tree Oil and the establishment of a Research & Development Laboratory on the Farm followed shortly after. As production grew distribution of the oil also grew to include selected destinations in North America, Europe and Asia. OUR HERITAGE IS IN OUR PRODUCTS Thursday Plantation’s strong heritage underpins all that we are. It supports the trust and authenticity of our brand and our
All of our products are developed based on the knowledge that has been passed down through generations combined with the latest scientific research.
THE FARM Our deep understanding of tea tree oil and its health benefits flows from years of experience growing, harvesting and distilling the oil. Each step of the process has been adjusted and refined – from the careful selection of tea tree species, cultivation methods through to harvest at precisely the peak moment to deliver oil of the highest quality.
OUR FARMERS Over many years we have built and nurtured strong relationships with our farmers to refine and improve the quality of all of the tea tree oil used in our products. Through these relationships we help to support our local community and ensure the tea tree oil we use is top quality and in peak condition.
SUSTAINABILITY We ensure that the end to end process delivers continuous improvement and is made sustainable through efficiencies gained throughout the entire supply chain. From the farming and distillation practices employed, through to the the quality testing, R&D, packaging, marketing and distribution.
INNOVATION With the benefits of Tea Tree Oil becoming widely recognised and scientifically demonstrated, Thursday Plantation has leveraged its expertise in nature’s oils to offer additional therapeutic grade oils and plant oil-based products to respond to the health needs of many families in Australia and around the world.
OUR OILS Our Tea Tree Oil exceeds Australian and International minimum standards for Terpinen-4-ol and contains lower levels of para-cymene and 1,8 cineole to help minimise the risk of potential skin sensitisation. Every Thursday Plantation product is subject to rigorous quality assurance and manufacturing standards, resulting in high quality, pharmaceutical grade oils.
PROCESSES We ensure the highest quality raw ingredients and strictest quality processes are used throughout the making of our oils. Each batch is tested and evaluated ensuring our oils meet our strict quality standards. THE LAB Our passion, to research and develop health-giving oils for you and your family, is backed by continuous testing to ensure we deliver the highest quality oil every time. All of our oils meet Australian and International standards which means you are assured of the highest quality product.
THE TEAM Our balanced team is a combination of naturopaths, scientists, farmers and laboratory technicians ensuring we look at our products holistically. RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT Thursday Plantation and Integria Healthcare have a strong commitment to excellence in natural healthcare research and make significant investments in research and development (R&D). Over the years Integria Healthcare has supported more than 20 human clinical trials of our products, with the results published in peer-reviewed journals. Additionally the company funds a range of other research, in particular phytochemistry and in vitro studies. Led by Dr Hans Wohlmuth (PhD), Integria’s R&D team collaborates with researchers from around the world, including scientists from some of Australia’s leading universities and research organisations.
THE POWER OF OILS From the very beginning, promoting the restorative power of Thursday Plantation tea tree oil has been our foundation.
Tea tree leaves have been used for thousands of years by the Indigenous people of New South Wales for their healing properties. Today people around the world look to Thursday Plantation plant-based oils for care of a variety of health concerns.
WHAT MAKES PLANT OILS SPECIAL? Plant-based oils are concentrated plant extracts and these potent ingredients have the capability to be absorbed easily into layers of the skin. They work at a cellular level in harmony with the body to support the skin’s natural healing and rejuvenating process. It is this delivery mechanism combined with our strict manufacturing process is at the heart of Thursday Plantation’s product effectiveness and quality.
HOW DO I USE THURSDAY PLANTATION OILS? Our plant-based oils provide comfort from a broad range of conditions and concerns from the antibacterial qualities of tea tree oil. WHY TEA TREE OIL? Tea Tree Oil has been a traditional remedy for thousands of years from the world’s oldest culture - Aboriginals, indigenous to Australia. Australia’s natural antibacterial, Tea Tree Oil has recognised properties making it a versatile solution for many health concerns.
WHERE DOES TEA TREE OIL COME FROM? Not just any tea tree varietal. The best oil comes from just 1 of over 300 tea tree plant varietals-Melaleuca alternifolia. Melaleuca alternifolia is a small tree native northern New South Wales, Australia.
HOW IS TEA TREE OIL USED? This 100% pure, naturally sourced oil is a powerful antibacterial which inhibits a broad spectrum of bacteria and cleanses and protects skin. For external use only, Tea Tree Oil is well tolerated by healthy skin tissue, and does not inhibit normal cell growth. Helps maintain a clear complexion
OUR TEA TREE OIL JOURNEY - THE HEALING OIL In 1978, Eric’s step son Christopher Dean was trekking overland through Africa with a group of Australians. Somewhere on this adventure, Christopher contracted a severe infection in his toenail. After five months of trying to get rid of this infection using the knowledge of pharmacists, doctors, and folk medicine from around the world, Christopher was advised by the London School of Tropical Medicine that the infection was incurable and would require surgical removal of the toenail and the infected tissue. Help then arrived from Australia when his brother Michael brought him some precious drops of the Australian Tea Tree Oil that was produced by their step-father, Eric White. Within ten minutes of applying the oil, the intense itching and agonising pain which had caused bleeding all around the feet started to lessen. Within four hours the swelling of the toes and the redness had subsided to a near normal colour. Within four days there was a total remission of all symptoms and the feet were completely healed. Christopher realised his step-father had an extraordinary product on his hands.