Zea Relief was founded with the purpose of helping people live more fulfilling, pain-free lives. It is the world's first natural product range to contain the therapeutic and pain-relieving benefits of Australian Kunzea Oil. The products have been formulated to be highly effective, and may help to relieve the discomfort and reduce the inflammation associated with muscular aches, lower back pain, arthritis and sports injuries.
The Zea Story
A naturopath for over 20 years, Michelle Brass was convinced of the remedial benefits of the Kunzea ambigua plant after using the pure essential oil on clients in her clinic. Repeated requests for the oil from her clients encouraged Michelle and her horticulturalist partner Simon Brass to start investigating the full therapeutic properties of the plant. Also known as ‘tick bush’, the wild-growing plant is native to the cooler coastal regions of New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania, and grows profusely in the rugged climate of northeast Tasmania and the Bass Strait. Aboriginal communities traditionally used the Kunzea ambigua plant to relieve irritated skin, muscle tightness and pain.
Michelle experimented with the pure essential oil until she developed the ideal formula that could be safely used by her clients to help relieve everyday physical ailments. The demonstrated effectiveness of the Kunzea oil compelled us to launch our own commercial range of natural products, and thus Zea Relief was born.
Our products are the first in the world to embrace the wild-harvested Kunzea oil and the benefits embedded in the plant’s unique organic structure. Going forward, we are looking to conduct further research into the oil to reveal its full therapeutic potential.
We have made public one of Tasmania's best-kept secrets. Now we want to share this knowledge of Australian Kunzea Oil so that people around the world can live more fulfilling, pain-free lives.
The Zea Team
Michelle Brass, co-founder and operations manager, has over 20 years experience in naturopathy, aromatherapy and massage therapy. She has dedicated her life to helping people embrace what nature has to offer. Michelle originally used pure Kunzea Oil as part of massage therapy in her Launceston clinic. She had some amazing results and from here we decided to commercially develop it into a topical Kunzea Cream - in the hope that everyday people can have easy access to the natural benefits of Australian Kunzea Oil. She is constantly trialling and testing new products with her loyal clients.
Hayden Brass, co-founder and general manager, has been working alongside his parents in this exciting family adventure. He is on a mission of helping people live more fulfilling lives and sees Zea Relief as a great way of helping people who are suffering from chronic pain and other chronic conditions. Hayden has been using his business and marketing skills with Zea Relief, in the hope that he can share the incredible health benefits of Australian Kunzea Oil with more people.
Simon Brass, co-founder and former CEO, studied horticulture and had an extensive knowledge of the Australian Kunzea Ambigua plant. Sadly, Simon passed away in 2016 and he is remembered for the remarkable work he did over the years for Zea Relief. He had a passion and love for our Kunzea products. Simon was always willing to speak with customers about how Kunzea Oil can be beneficial to their lives. He will always be fondly remembered.
Hamish Brass, marketing and sales assistant, is the most recent family member to join the Zea Relief team. With a passion for healthy living, Hamish has quickly found his feet in the team and offers a new perspective to the growth of the business.
We aspire to be the world’s leading provider and knowledge base for Australian Kunzea Oil Products. Still a hidden treasure, we hope to unearth the full medicinal potential of this remarkable essential oil and use this understanding to make a positive impact in the lives of people throughout the world.
Through the development of the world’s finest and most effective Australian Kunzea products, we are committed to building awareness around the extensive and diverse benefits of this premium essential oil.
Australian Kunzea, the safe way to relieve pain.