Olive groves to our Oxford
There is an art to creating great oil, dating back to Ancient Roman and Greek times. We did our research before carefully selecting the olive oil used in the water-based pomade, the Oxford.
As some of the oldest trees in the world, living up to 2,000 years, olives have a deep history. It was over 5,000 years that the first commercial olive grove was established in Syria, and since then Australians and the rest of the world have lapped up both the ornamental and fruiting varieties. We have not got any in our backyard, but it would not surprise us if you did unknowingly.
Our olive trees, wherever possible, are grown by boutique Tasmanian farms and hobbyists. Where we cannot source the necessary volume, we substitute this with Australian olive oil products.
There are lots of ways to skin the cat, as our Grandma would say. However, it is true for making olive oil. There are a number of ways to convert olives into high grade oil, and we do our best to ensure we use the best process for the best quality oil.
Our olive oil
On the shelf, it is pretty common to see refined and unrefined and original, light, virgin, and extra-virgin olive oils. Stacks of variations, and it all comes down to how they are pressed and graded. We'll save you the boring details and give the highlights. Olive oils have specific standards that must be met to use the extra-virgin or virgin labels, with extra virgin olive oil being the highest quality and is unrefined.
Extra virgin olive oil is not processed with chemicals or altered by temperature, making it an ideal option for a key ingredient in our quality water-based pomade.