Why Australian Kunzea Oil?

Kunzea ambigua plant

Australian Kunzea is a natural treasure when it comes to essential oils. It could potentially be the greatest essential oil Australia has ever produced. It is derived from the terminal branches of the kunzea ambigua plant, Myrtaceae family, and has been discovered to have many remarkable pain-relieving and therapeutic benefits.

Kunzea ambigua, also known as "White cloud" or "Tick Bush", is a tall shrub, up to three metres in height, with abundant white or pink flowers and is native to the coolest coastal areas of Australia (Southern New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania). It grows profusely in the wild especially in Tasmania and the Bass Strait islands.

What Makes Kunzea Oil So Effective?

While many of us are familiar with common essential oils such as Lavender, Tea Tree and Lemon oil, Australia Kunzea is one native essential oil that is often forgotten and its powerful properties are only known by very few people.

It is the organic composition of Australian Kunzea that makes it so unique. It has a high content of five important sesquiterpene compounds, with a typical analysis of the major components as follows:

  • Alpha-pinene 52%
  • 1,8 cineole 12%
  • Alpha-terpineol 2%
  • Bicyclogermacrene 4.4%
  • Globulol 7.6%
  • Viridiflorol 6.8%

Most active ingredients in pain relief products simply numb the pain. Australian Kunzea is different because it works to relax the muscle and reduce inflammation to alleviate pain, while also working to increase blood flow to calm painful nerve endings. The key components in Australian Kunzea target the source of the pain, by deeply penetrating layers of skin to help promote the body's own healing process.

Over the last 30 years, a good number of studies have reported therapeutic benefits of Kunzea essential oil when used to help a variety of common ailments. This has led to Kunzea oil having been listed by the TGA for the following therapeutic claims:

  1. For the temporary relief of the pain of arthritis and rheumatism
  2. Relief of the symptoms of influenza
  3. Relief of muscular aches and pains
  4. Helps relieve nervous tension, stress and mild anxiety

Australian Kunzea ambigua plat

Kunzea Oil Facts

Common Names: Australian Kunzea, Tick Bush, White Kunzea

Genus & Species Names: Kunzea Ambigua

Plant Family: Myrtaceae

Country of Origin: Tasmania, Australia

Aroma: Clean, fresh and medicinal with a touch of spice

Essential Oil Extraction Method: 100% Pure Essential Oil obtained by stream distillation of the hardy scrub, kunzea ambigua

Shelf Life: 2-3 years

Plant Parts Used: Terminal branches, including leaves, small stems and seed bolls.

Uses: It can also be used in an oil burner, vaporiser, bath, massage oil, spa, saunas, potpourri and room deodorisers.

Caution: As with most essential oils, it is not recommended that you apply the oil undiluted to the skin unless advised by a healthcare practitioner. Instead, we would recommend using Zea Relief Products when applying to the skin.