Your Kunzea Essential Oil is distilled from the Kunzea ambigua species, a member of the family Myrtaceae. Often referred to as the ‘White Cloud’ from its profusion of white flowers during the flowering season.
Kunzea Essential Oil is steam distilled on Flinders Island, Tasmania, south Eastern Australia. Kunzea Essential Oil is also found in northern Tasmania, the southern regions of New South Wales and Victoria but the bulk of the distillation is in the state of Tasmania.
The Kunzea ambigua bush is a small to medium sized plant, often seen as hedges. In some states e.g. Western Australia, as Kunzea ambigua is an introduced species it is required to be well managed due to its ability to grow fast and propagate well. Kunzea ambigua produces soft white flowers and is sometimes referred to as the ‘Tick Bush’ as animals were often seen sheltering under the Kunzea ambigua bush to remain free of ticks and lice. Or The bush is known as White Cloud due to the provision of white flowers when in full bloom.
Kunzea oil has a light yellow hue with a spicy/eucalyptol note. The oil provides a clean fresh aroma of southern Australian mountain air when diffused making it a pleasant aroma for the household.
This special oil is popular Aromatherapy oil and research is continuing into its potential anti-inflammatory properties from injuries or conditions which affect the ability to use muscles or joints effectively.
Anecdotal evidence shows that Kunzea oil can be effective on animals especially dogs which live in tick affected areas – see news items. (Kunzea ambigua is often known as the ‘Tick Bush’)
Kunzea Essential Oil blends well with citrus, sandalwood, peppermint, lavender, eucalyptus.
Always use this oil with a carrier oil, not to be ingested or placed directly on the skin without trying a patch test first in case of any reaction. Store in a cool place below 30c.
Seek assistance from your professional Aromatherapist or GP for therapeutic information on Kunzea ambigua essential oil
Plant chemical compounds of Kunzea ambigua oil: alpha-pinene, globulol, viridifloral, limonene, biocyclogermacene