Common Name: Kunzea
Latin Name: Kunzea ambigua
Plant part: Leaves and twigs of flowering branches
Distillation Method: Steam
Shelf Life: About 5 years
Country of Origin: Tasmania, Australia, organically grown
Aroma: Our oil has a fresh, clean, somewhat herbaceous and woody aroma with hints of a sweet, yet spicy citrus note that's more prominent in the dry down. For an oil that's steam distilled from the twigs of flowering branches, it has a good amount of depth to it. It's the perfect middle note for blends that need a little something in between a citrus or heavy woodsy oil.
Personal notes: After studying this oil for a several months this year, I opted to use it in my incredible Muscle Rub blend. It's soothing on sore muscles and aches and eases tension. This oil is also incredibly easy to blend with because it's middle note. In fact it blends well with most citruses and heavy oils like Alligator Juniper and Vetiver.
The distiller shared that it has a wide range of uses within blends that include what I mention above as well as respiratory support.
This oil also lends itself to be a great emotional support oil during difficult times. Robbi Zeck says "when you need to transform pain and inflammation, Kunzea reaches inward and soothes acute as well as persistent knots of suffering."
If you're looking for blending ideas start with citruses and bright florals for top notes and use your heavier woods like Virginia Cedarwood as base notes.
Safety Data:There are no known safety issues from research with this essential oil. Store in a cool, dark area to slow oxidation as it can become a skin sensitizer.
Usage idea:Create a fresh and tension easing diffuser blend using
- 2 drops Kunzea
- 2 drops Black Spruce
- 1 drop Bergamot
Energetic qualities: Protective, and purifying, emotionally supportive, heart healing
Recommended applications: Diffuse, topical application using safe dilution ratios, steam inhalation, inhaler.
- Do not place on broken skin.
California Prop 65 Statement:This product does not contain any chemicals known to State of California to cause cancer, birth defects, or any other reproductive harm.