At Absolute Essential we are lucky enough to call New Zealand home. It’s the perfect environment to craft our uncompromisingly pure products. Our certified organic production facility is located on 16 hectares of pristine coastal bushland at Muriwai Beach, just 40 minutes West of Auckland City.

Our Story

Absolute Essential was founded in 1988 by Natural Health Practitioner, Dr Bo Hendgen D.O. N.D. A.M.

While setting up her holistic healthcare practice, Bo struggled to find the quality, pure-state essential oils that she wanted to offer her clients, and so she decided to source her own. And Absolute Essential was born.

Bo’s founding pledge for the company was to source and protect the world’s finest natural plant extracts for maximum therapeutic value. And her vision: to make a positive and permanent difference to people’s lives.

Today, this dream has been realised and Absolute Essentials remains true to an unwavering commitment to sustainability and quality.

Our Promise

Every item you purchase from Absolute Essential has been rigorously crafted according to the following principles:

We source organic or wild-grown ingredients from 56 countries worldwide, and deal direct with suppliers to support small-hold, eco-friendly businesses.

To ensure our standards are upheld, we craft all raw materials at our own certified organic production facility, following stringent protocols with the utmost attention to detail.

We offset any air miles by planting trees and practice a zero-waste recycling policy. We employ local workers wherever possible and practice conscious consumption throughout our business.

We live by the mantra of NO artificial colours, fragrances, chemicals, parabens, petrochemicals, pesticides, silicones or SLS. Just pure and simple ingredients that are clearly displayed on every bottle.

Dr Bo Hendgen is an expert in the field of aromatic medicine in New Zealand and internationally, she brings her knowledge and scientific rigour to the crafting of Absolute Essential’s unique prescription blends.

Our commitment to carry out on our promise was also recognised by Natural Products New Zealand with their Sustainability Award, which we won for three years running. We were also awarded their inaugural Supreme Business Award for exemplary conduct.


“I just received my order. Thank you for your great service and truly beautiful products.”
Amanda Greenland

“We love the Deep Sleep blend – subtle and effective.”
Natalie Wingate

“My family loves the Inhale blend it works amazingly and you know it’s good for you. None of those nasty sprays up your nose.”
Karen Wolfsbauer

“Just wanted to give you feedback on the great results I had with the Eye Soothe blend. Our little boy Jacob was suffering from sticky eyes for 2 weeks so I ended up resorting to eyedrops, to no effect. I stopped using the drops and used Eye Soothe at every feed. This seemed to help clear the tear ducts and the stickiness cleared! So thank you. My midwife was so impressed she’s been recommending it to all of her new mums.”

“I have almost used up the Confidence blend. It makes a huge difference to my whole family when I burn it and I love it way too much to be without it.”
Jackie Brown

“I just wanted to let you know how much I love your Face Serum. The smell is heavenly and the texture is just right. My face feels hydrated as soon as I put it on and feel it has made a real difference to my skin quality. I have tried other serums and oil-based face products and this is by far my favourite and…so affordable.”
Clare Tyler

“I have found the Lemon essential oil to be a wonderful year-round essence. In summer I have used it as an insect repellent and in the winter months I use it to fight colds. Gorgeous smell and makes a lovely perfume if applied sparingly.”
Belinda Whitehead