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Kunzea Essential Oil

Kunzea ambigua

"Kunzea ambigua flowers" by John Tann. Licensed under CC BY 2.0

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

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.

Botanical Name

Kunzea ambigua

Common Method of Extraction

Steam Distilled

Plant Part Typically Used

Leaves

Color

Clear to Pale Yellow

Consistency

Thin

Perfumery Note

Top to Middle

Strength of Initial Aroma

Strong

Aromatic Description

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.]

Major Constituents

a-Pinene
1,8-Cineole
Viridiflorol
Globulol
Bicyclogermacrene
a-Terpineol
See Essential Oil Safety for a more complete list of constituents and percentages from the source oil.

[Private Communication: Condon, 2003. Source cited in Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young, Essential Oil Safety (Second Edition. United Kingdom: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, 2014), 468.]

Safety Information

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.]

Shelf Life

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General Safety Information

Do not take any oils internally and do not apply undiluted essential oils, absolutes, CO2s or other concentrated essences onto the skin without advanced essential oil knowledge or consultation from a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. If you are pregnant, epileptic, have liver damage, have cancer, or have any other medical problem, use oils only under the proper guidance of a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. Use extreme caution when using oils with children. It is safest to consult a qualified aromatherapy practitioner before using oils with children. For in-depth information on oil safety issues, read Essential Oil Safety by Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young.

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