- Please make contact via email. We will not usually answer the phone during working hours because we are busy packing internet orders.
- Via our website is our only option.
- Please do not place an order that you do not wish to proceed with. There is a cancellation fee applied to your account once we have picked and packed the order, if you do not proceed.
- Please ensure you have read the information we have provided, in general terms on our web site, and in particular in the product page. We have promulgated some cautions and disclaimers. We wish to ensure that you receive the product that you expected to receive, and that it performs as we have described it. Please also ensure that any packaging you have ordered in bulk has been tested, is compatible with your product and will suit your needs.
- All orders, unless you have chosen "pickup", will have shipping charges added at the checkout stage. If once you have placed an order you decide you need more items then please simply place another order, choose the "pickup" option and there wont be any shipping charges added, and place in the comments section eg. please marry up with order number eg ESC12345. If additional shipping costs are needed we will get in touch to arrange the payment. Please do not phone or email for additional items to be added; there is a risk of the additions not being applied properly, and disappointment will result.
- All online orders due to Coronavirus restrictions must now be paid online, there will not be the option to pay on pick up at this current time.
- What happens when you place your order .
- You will get an email alert that the order has been received. Please check it to see that this is what you believe you ordered, and check your address (which in many cases will be loaded automatically - so if you have made an error then there is likelihood it cannot be delivered and a re-delivery fee will apply.) If there is an error in either your ordered products or the address then please email us to cancel it.
- We will pick it, QA it, and pack it for shipping. If there are stock issues, address issues, timing issues, or the like, we will probably send another email - it comes via an alert, just like the first one when you place your order.
- If you have opted to pay via bank deposit we will wait to see the deposit and then despatch. We usually see the deposit the same day or the day after it has been withdrawn from your bank.
- When we ship you will get another automated alert - it will contain the link to your tracking. Please check and monitor the progress of your order. You must view this link and be prepared to make arrangements to accept the shipment when it is delivered. Most couriers will not now offer a signature on delivery service so you need to assume that all orders will be left without a signature. If the parcel is sent back because it could not be delivered, then a redelivery fee will likely apply. If there is a problem with the delivery, then please contact the deliverer before contacting us. Once you have contacted the carrier and if there is no resolution then please send us the enquiry number you have received - we will use it to follow up with our own enquiry.
- We will usually only get orders out in one day if you have paid the $20.00 same day shipping fee. We will normally dispatch your order within 3 - 8 working days, but at peak times, including the lead-up to Easter , Mothers Day, Fathers Day and Christmas, ( the Christmas rush starts for us in August) and Coronavirus times this may even extend beyond 7 working days. If you need your order by a specific date please let us know by adding the information to the “Comments” box when you finalise your order.
- Most of the items on the web site are in stock; those that are not are listed as such and if you add them to your cart the amount of $0.00 will come up. We will dispatch goods that are in stock at the time and may have to backorder on the odd occasion. If this is the case the comments section of your order will reflect this, including the dispatch date of the backordered items. ( sent by email alert).
- Placing your order with us subjects you to our standard terms and conditions. These Terms and conditions supersede any conflicting terms and conditions contained in your order notes/purchase order/ or any subsequent communication.
As soon as it becomes available, we will send your backordered items. and send you another shipping alert via email.
- Please advise if you need your order in a screaming hurry and we will do our best to help. We provide an option for same day shipping ($20.00 fee) which will see your order put to the top of the pile and despatched in the one 24 hour period. Please note same day shipping does not refer to the amount of time the shipper will take to deliver it to you; or the specific shipping method.
Visiting our showroom:
- We are unable to accpt visitors at all.
- If you wish to pick up your order from the showroom then pse let us know when you place your order, and we will do our best to have it ready at your preferred time. When your order is ready we will email to let you know. Please dont waste a trip to come and pickup if you have not received the email that the order is ready, we will not also no longer accept pay on pick-up and all orders must be paid online.
- All goods must be paid for prior to dispatch. Payment can be made by credit card**/ cash/bank deposit. We accept mastercard, visa, or cash.
- If for whatever reason payment has not been made in advance and is required after receipt of goods, additional charges will be incurred as follows:
- Interest charges 1.25% per month (15% per annum) will be posted at the end of the first month after payment is due, and will accrue until the month that final payment is made.
- Recovery will be commenced when payment is two months overdue and at the start of the recovery process a 50.00 charge will be posted.
If an order has been placed and you have selected the credit card option but have not entered your credit card details then the order will not be processed, you may either then pay via bank deposit of if you would like to pay by credit card then kindly cancel your original order and replace with a new order.
Product Documentation - Certificate of Analysis & MSDS
- Docs that we have are already on the web site.
- If you would like documentation other than that we have already prepared on the web site, then feel free to ask when you place your order, or at a later date. It will take us some time, but we will try to source if from the manufacturer.
- your order will not be held up while we source the documentation, and once we receive the request it will go into the pile, in priority order.
Goods and Services Tax:
- GST is included in our price list. All products, except those that are routinely used as non-gourmet foods, and are the same quality and ( pretty much the same) label as foods, are liable for GST.
- Returns and Refunds
- Returns: If for any reason you wish to return goods then ensure you contact us first to discuss the options. Our returns and refund policy complies with the national guidelines which be found at www.accc.gov.au. If we find that there is any situation that cannot be rectified amicably, and legal or administrative action results, then the jurisdiction for resolution is Noosa, or the nearest appropriate jurisdiction in Queensland.
- Please note that if you have changed your mind and don't want to keep the goods - then we may agree to the return subject to a 20% restocking fee. It is entirely at our discretion. If we agree to this then you will be liable for shipping the goods back to us - ensuring that they are delivered with a recorded signature and in the time -frame that we have specified.
- Cancellation policy. If you cancel your order after it has been picked, packed and QA’ed, but before we have shipped it then a 15% cancellation fee applies. Again this is entirely at our discretion.
- If you cancel it after we have shipped it then you must refuse delivery of the shipment and have it returned to us. When it is returned to us you will be subject to the 20% restocking fee, plus any costs we have incurred in the return shipping.
- Incorrect product/damaged product. If you receive an item that is not what you ordered, or damaged, leaking, or incorrectly labelled then please take a photo of it and email it to us. - it will help us to expedite the fix. Please ensure any problems are advised within 5 working days.
Freight and Insurance:
- We ship via couriers or Australia Post. How it is shipped depends on a number of factors eg expected delivery times, reliability and cost. Note that some items (all items of a 25lt or 25kg size and above- listed on the product page) cannot be despatched by post, so a street address is required for courier delivery. Please advise if you will use your own courier. When we dispatch your order we will provide a tracking number in the comments section. If it is an Australia Post tracking number then you can track it by visiting http://auspost.com.au. If it is a courier tracking number you can track it by visiting the web site that we have given you in the despatch advice.
- Please do not accept parcels that are squashed or holed or bear any signs of damage unless such damage is recorded on the delivery docket, and ensure you take a photo of the package(s). Please get in touch with us immediately if there is any damage to the shipped goods, and send a pic.
- When we despatch your order we will email you the tracking details. You can log in to either the Australia Post site or the Couriers' site and follow your parcel from Noosaville to your location. Both the Courier and the Post reserve the right to charge a redelivery fee if they are unable to deliver the parcel to you. The circumstances vary on when the threshold for a redelivery fee is reached - for example the courier may attempt delivery, leave a card for you if it cannot be delivered, and after two days may despatch the parcel back to us. We will need to charge you a redelivery fee to have it re-sent. if Australia Post returns it to us then an automatic return to sender fee of is charged to us - thus there would be a redelivery fee to send it back to you.
- Please note that most couriers and Australia Post have suspended their service delivery guarantees - what this means in short is that there will be delays. Some of the delays we have seen already have been long ones - sad but true.
- Irrespective, you need to track your parcel and be aware of the delivery date/time so you can retrieve it expeditiously. if there is a problem with the delivery ensure you have conta cted the carrier first. If you need to contact us then ensure you have the enquiry number (provided by the carrier) ready. We will use that number if we need to make any follow-up enquiries.
- Insurance - if there is any damage or breakage then firstly you need to send us a photo so we can assess how we will approach the insurance claim. This is an essential first step in rectifying the problem.
- We have no minimums, (except for international orders ( $100.00)) but do provide small affordable sizes that can be ordered via the web site.
- We stand by the quality of our products, which we provide as “industry standard”. Even so we cannot provide any form of guarantee for the physico-chemical composition of fragrant or essential oils because we do not conduct a full chemical analysis of each oil.
- Also we cannot be responsible for any consequential loss resulting from the use of our products, whatever the cause.
- Patch testing. It is most important that you patch test any of our oils/cosmetic formulations before you apply them. Patch testing, in our experience, is best done on the wrist or elbow.
- Our Labels are fairly simple and generally contain the product name, country (ies) of origin/extraction. Additional details that are usually included - Botanical name if applicable, part of the botanical used, CAS number, and any other instructions that we consider useful e.g. usage rate. Country of origin/extraction sometimes changes from batch to batch and our labelling might not keep up with the changes so if the country of origin/extraction is different and it causes you concern then please let us know.
- On each bottle/container there is a label with a Best Before date. This is a guide only. If the product is not stored in a cool dark place then it may exhibit properties eg. staleness/ colour change - even rancidity - before that date is reached. You should conduct your own investigation to ensure the product meets your quality requirements and is fit for your purpose. In any case you should check all your products at least 6 monthly to ensure you're always using fresh and true to type ingredients.
- We have placed a number of pictures on the web site. These pictures either represent the style/colour of the product described, or the outcome of use of the product. This is done to help with understanding what the product looks like ( particularly with essential oils) , or the category of the product (particularly with anti-ageing). Butters may look different once they are melted and poured into different size tubs.Packaging may look slighlty different - any significant differences are noted in the description of the product.
- We don't guarantee the product supplied will be exactly the same colour, same batch, or will necessarily provide the outcome represented in the picture.
- Our essential oils are usually packaged in glass for 100mL and below., and aluminium for 500mL and 1litre, and HDPE plastic for 5lt and above.
- However with most of the manufacturing plants worldwide either closed or operating at maximum load we have run short of aluminium bottles and have had to use HDPE plastic in some cases.
- We are unable to make any claims about the medical or therapeutic benefits of our essential oils. Such claims should only be made by qualified medical specialists.
Bottles, jars, containers and closures.
- We are unable to accept responsibility for compatibility or otherwise of any containers. We recommend testing before containers are used.
- Coronavirus note. among other things our packaging has become much harder to source in recent months - particularly packaging originating from China. We are struggling to keep up with demand and have invested heavily in our supply chains. For the moment we consider all packaging items final and will not accept returns ( except if the packaging is faulty).
Please note - we have not registered any of our products in the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods ( ARTG) and therefore they do not meet the definition of a "therapeutic good". Any implicit or explicit inference on our web site that any of our products is a "therapeutic good" is unintentional and we would appreciate your bringing it to our attention, so we can rectify it.
Updated JULY 2020