Kunzea Essential Oil

Botanical Name: Kunzea ambigua
Origin: Australia
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Our kunzea essential oil is a top to middle note steam distilled from leaves and twigs of Kunzea ambigua. Considered a weed for many years, landowners previously cut back the kunzea or treated it with high volumes of phosphate to stop the growth. After learning that it can be harvested for distillation, landowners find they no longer need to apply phosphate to curb kunzea growth, which in turn is much better for the environment.

Kunzea oil is native to Australia and Tasmania and has similar properties to tea tree oil, but with a softer, less medicinal-like aroma. It is used in cleansing recipes, in aromatherapy blends to awaken the senses, and topically for its variety of skin supporting qualities.

Aroma
This oil starts with a sharp, camphoraceous and green scent. It is fresh and invigorating with spicy notes that become sweet and floral as the aroma develops.

Constituents
This oil typically contains α-pinene, 1,8-cineole (also known as eucalyptol), viridiflorol, and globulol.

α-Pinene is present in over 400 essential oils and is named after pine, where it makes up a significant portion of the constituents. It is found in juniper, cypress, rosemary, and cistus essential oils. 1,8-Cineole is also known as eucalyptol or cineole. It is also found in a many essential oils, namely eucalyptus. Sage, cajeput, Spanish marjoram, rosemary, lavender tea tree, and spike lavender oils also contain this constituent.

Blending and Uses
This oil can be used topically for occasional blemishes or skin irritations, much like tea tree oil. Add to cleansing skin care recipes and homemade deodorants. Kunzea oil is also added to massage blends for tired muscle due to strenuous activity.

It can be used in a diffuser or aromatherapy blends for relaxation and emotional support, or to uplift the aura of the room with its fresh scent.

Combine kunzea with lemongrass, lavender tea tree, tea tree, frankincense, cedar, or pine oils for invigorating aroma blends. It also blends beautifully with citrus oils like lime, mandarin, tangerine, and lemon.

This oil is at home in blends that support healthy breathing with eucalyptus, rosemary, and lavender. You may also use kunzea with peppermint to create a tired foot massage oil.

Packaging
5 mL, 1/2 oz., and 1 oz. sizes are packaged in an amber glass bottle with a reducer cap. Larger sizes are packaged in amber screw cap bottles and do not come with reducers or droppers.

Safety
This oil can cause skin sensitization if oxidized. Never use essential oils undiluted, in eyes or mucus membranes. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified healthcare practitioner. Keep away from children and pets.

Before using perform a small patch test on your inner forearm or back. Apply a small quantity of properly diluted essential oil and cover with a bandage. If you experience any irritation use carrier oil or cream to further dilute the essential oil on the skin, and wash with soap and water. If no irritation occurs after 48 hours, it is safe to use on your skin. Learn more about using essential oils here.

This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. For educational purposes only.