Kunzea Essential Oil
Kunzea Essential Oil is sometimes referred to as White Cloud Essential Oil, Tasmanian Spring Flower Essential Oil and Tick Bush Essential Oil.
Native to Australia and Tasmania, Kunzea ambigua is a shrub that produces small, fragrant white flowers with intriguingly long stamens.
Kunzea Essential Oil is particularly helpful when incorporated into my personal blends for muscular and arthritic pain.
I see significant potential for use of Kunzea Essential Oil in emotional and physical applications. Robbi Zeck, ND, writes that Kunzea Essential Oil "helps to defuse deep emotional pain that has grown solid as a result of suppression, creating internal blocks in the body's meridian system." [Robbi Zeck, ND, The Blossoming Heart: Aromatherapy for Healing and Transformation (Victoria, Australia: Aroma Tours, 2008), 88.]
Aromatically, Kunzea Essential Oil is fresh, crisp and woody. Kunzea subtly reminds me of a combination of Eucalyptus and Fragonia, with perhaps a hint of Manuka.
Common Method of Extraction
Plant Part Typically Used
Clear to Pale Yellow
Top to Middle
Strength of Initial Aroma
Fresh, crisp, woody.
Kunzea Essential Oil Uses
Respiratory Support, Congestion, Sinus Headaches, Inflammation, Sore Muscles, Relaxation, Insect Repellent. [Andrea Butje, The Heart of Aromatherapy (Carlsbad, CA: Hay House, Inc., 2017), 69.]
Muscular Aches, Joint Pain, Nervous Tension, Emotional Pain, Emotional Blockages. [Robbi Zeck, ND, The Blossoming Heart: Aromatherapy for Healing and Transformation (Victoria, Australia: Aroma Tours, 2008), 88.]
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[Private Communication: Condon, 2003. Source cited in Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young, Essential Oil Safety (Second Edition. United Kingdom: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, 2014), 468.]
Tisserand and Young warn that old and oxidized oils should not be used. Reading Tisserand and Young's full profile is recommended. [Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young, Essential Oil Safety (Second Edition. United Kingdom: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, 2014), 468.]
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