Dr Jürgen Klein, a biochemist, and his wife Ulrike, a botanist, had always been passionate believers in the healing power of nature. Their vision was to create a pure and natural skin care range combining the ancient arts of alchemy, herbal medicine and homeopathy to reconnect people to nature.
This dynamic couple sought the purest place on earth to establish the Jurlique farm and grow the organic ingredients for their Australia natural skin care range. They found it in the pristine environment of South Australia’s Adelaide Hills. Here the Klein’s found the pristine land they needed to establish their farm and grow their pure and potent ingredients. As a horticulturalist and botanist Ulrike Klein specialised in growing plants while Dr Jurgen Klein, a biochemist and naturopath, created the formulas behind Jurlique’s natural skin care products. They decided to call their new brand “Jurlique” – a combination of both their first names. Today, Jurlique products are sold in more than 19 countries around the world. And our most iconic natural ingredients are still grown in the Adelaide Hills where Jurlique first began.
Due to the growing demand for Jurlique natural skin care products, the Klein’s farm required expansion. In 1996 the Klein’s moved the majority of the farm operations to a new location. Ngeringa Farm is located on the outskirts of the Adelaide Hills town of Mt Barker.
Ngeringa Farm grew and flourished over the nine years it was in production, only just keeping up with the demand of Jurlique’s rapidly increasing business. In 2005 the decision was made by Jurlique to purchase the property that is known as ‘Jurlique Herb Farm’.
Jurlique Herb Farm
With its unpolluted environment, Mediterranean climate and rich soil, our farm in South Australia provides the optimum environment to produce the most potent herbs and botanicals.
Today, Jurlique grows a wide variety of plants and flowers including lavender, rose, marshmallow, liquorice and calendula. Jurlique has planted over 10,000 native trees on our farm, both to assist with our biodynamic* accreditation and to improve our environment.
These carefully selected native trees sequester carbon from the atmosphere, protect and enhance biodiversity, protect natural watercourses and provide the required protection for our biodynamically* grown herbs and flowers. Through Jurlique’s revegetation projects, the amount of carbon equivalents (CO2-e) that will be sequestered has been estimated to be approximately 1,000 tonnes CO2‑e over 30 years.
Our practices are organic, biodynamic* and sustainable, which means that our farm enriches the earth rather than depleting it. Conventional farming relies on a variety of synthetic inputs, such as fertilisers, pesticides and herbicides, which strip the soil of organic carbon.
Organic farming focuses on natural inputs and methods such as crop rotation, compost and green manure to increase organic matter in the soil and sustainably provide plant nutrition. This method of farming allows us to improve plant health and immunity, and manage pests and diseases without the use of inorganic chemicals.
Biodynamics goes a step beyond organic farming to focus on how the rhythms of nature can have positive effects on the crops we grow. In biodynamic farming, the soil is considered a living entity. By following biodynamic principles, we aim to encourage healthy, well-structured soil on our farm that’s rich in humus and high in biological activity. Farming activities are planned where possible to coordinate with the cycles of the sun, moon, planets and stars. This helps create optimal conditions for plants to thrive.
Our Natural Skin Care Range
Jurlique is now an Australian natural skin care leader which can be found in over 1200 stores, in over 20 countries, including across North America, UK, Europe and Asia.
For details of the Jurlique skin care range and products, visit our website at jurlique.com.au.
The Farm Tour provides visitors the opportunity to experience the Jurlique Farm and purchase a range of products from the farm retail shop.
* Certified biodynamic by the National Association for Sustainable Agriculture, Australia. Jurlique’s products and farm are not certified by or affiliated with Demeter® USA or Demeter International.