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Kunzea Essential Oil

This oil is usually thought of in terms of aromatherapy as a strongly anti-microbial oil

Product Information

Kunzea ambigua

Myrtaceae family

Native to SE Australia

Also called tickbush, this oil is steam distilled from Australian wildcrafted plants, where it’s endemic.

This is more of an aromatherapy oil, rather than a perfume ingredient, and there is no Arctander listing.


Mark Webb says

Registered in Australia under TGA

AUSTL 72143

Arthritis pain relief

Influenza symptoms

Muscular aches and pains

Relief of nervous tension, stress and anxiety

Rheumatism pain

He writes microbiological tests have shown Kunzea to be effective against Staphylococcus aureus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, E. coli, and Candida albicans.

Historically, early pioneers and hunters noticed native animals often slept under Kunzea, surmising that the reason might have been that these animals were infected by ticks and other mites and bush insects, from the tree, and gave it the nickname “tickbush”. However, now it’s thought to be the opposite, meaning that native animals sought refuge from the bloodthirsty creatures by sleeping under the Kunzea trees.

For more information, have a look at Bush Sense, by Mark A. Webb

It’s difficult to find, but maybe luck will be with you.

Safety Warning

As with most essential oils, dilute before using on skin. Perform a patch test before use if essential oil sensitivity is suspected. Do not take essential oils internally. Do not use on children or pets. Seek advice from a trained aromatherapist before using on people with compromised immune systems. Keep away from eyes and mucus membranes.
Enfleurage makes no medical claims relating to any products, essential oils or otherwise, on our website or through social media. We are an essential oil company, not doctors, The FDA has not evaluated the statements on this website. We present our information in order to educate our customers on traditional and general uses of essential oils; in no way do we diagnose, cure, treat, or prevent any disease or condition.
You the customer are responsible for understanding the safe use of any and all of our products, including essential oils, and use them accordingly.

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