HIGHLAND ESSENTIAL OILS is an innovative 100% family owned, South African company, established in 1992, by Flip Minnaar, a professional Engineer, and his wife Riana, on their family farm Vlakbult in the Clocolan district. It is situated in the Eastern Highlands area of the Free State province of South Africa near the Maluti Mountains of Lesotho. Highlands Essential Oils (HEO) is involved in the manufacturing of essential oils and concretes for the food, medicinal, perfume and industrial markets, at national and international levels.
Since 2012 Highland Essential oils is Organic certified (EU and US NOP) on 300 ha of the 1200 ha farm. We aim to farm in partnership with nature to build a sustainable future.
All the waste material is converted to compost in the compost plant and used in the organic field as fertilizer and compost tea spray.
Our son Henry Minnaar and his wife Stacey joined us and manage HEO
We have also expanded to Zambia for the production of tropical oils. Here our Daughter Philna and her husband Hendrie le Roux are managing Zambezi Essential Oils (ZEO)
Our Products consist of
1)Essential oils and hydrosols: Artemisia afra, Camomile Matricaria, Camomile Artemis Nobilis, Helicryssum Odoratisimum, Orris, Oregano, Rosemary, Rose oil, Sage oil, Tagete, Thyme, Yarrow at HEO. In Zambia we produce Geranium Bourbon type, Teatree, Piper hisperdinervum
2)Vegetable Oils: Kalahari melon at HEO and Moringa and Rosewoodseed at ZEO
3)Dried products: Irris rhizomes at HEO and Devils claw at ZEO
4)Fresh products: Orange summer pumpkins
Our vision is to guarantee our products to be of a consistently top quality, meeting and ensuring customer satisfaction through continuous improvement in every aspect of our business. We have maintained a philosophy of quality, consistency, commitment and integrity in our service
Our Mission is to ensure
· Product Safety and Quality.
· Exceed Customer Expectations
· Maintaining a motivated, dedicated and competent team.
· Following good farming and manufacturing practices
· Maintaining a healthy and positive work environment for all employees
· Uplifting our community through job creation, tourism and education.
· Concentrating on value adding to products.
· To follow fair trade practices.
Customer service - We consistently provide exceptional service to satisfy the needs of our customers
Quality and Productivity - We guarantee our products to be of a consistently top quality, meeting and ensuring customer satisfaction through continuous improvement.
Communication and People development - We promote good human relations, and the opportunity to be creative and innovative.
Participation and Empowerment - We develop an environment in which our employees can experience involvement that matters, accountability for problem-solving, creativity and decision-making so as to add value to our company.
Safety Health and Housekeeping - We maintain the highest possible standard of safety and health in the work place environment.
Community responsibility- We uplift our community through job creation.