In 1990 we made a decision to stop growing wheat on our mixed farming property and we looked around for something else to do. An agronomist and our accountant had put together a prospectus on jojoba. It sounded good – it was a desert plant, the seed stored well, weevils didn’t eat it, we could use existing farming equipment and it had multiple uses from lubricating high performance gear boxes to cosmetics.
We planted our first bushes in 1995 and now we find it hard to resist experimenting with different jojoba cosmetic products. Though we now sell jojoba to all states of Australia, to Asia and to Europe, it is the interaction with people at fairs like Bush Christmas that makes our business truly enjoyable.