Kunzea Essential Oil


(28 customer reviews)

Supreme for tired joints and muscles, a fresh, Australian bush aroma.

SKU: KU Category:
Brand: Essentially Australia®


Kunzea Essential Oil

Kunzea essential oil is probably Australia’s next essential oil wonder.
Our Kunzea essential oil has many remarkable properties.

Its properties have been highly mentioned and promoted by world renown aromatherapist Dr Daniel Peneol.
Kunzea is great for irritated red spots on the skin, is a known antiseptic, and it is fantastic for tired joints and muscles.

Unlike the strong medicinal scent of Tea Tree oil, the aroma of Kunzea is very pleasant and it’s often described as symbolising ‘the smell of the Australian bush’!

Botanical name  Kunzea ambigua                                                         

Ingredients 100% v/v pure Kunzea ambigua essential oil.


A pleasant and fresh aroma with some spicy undertones, carrying the scent of the Australian bush.


Amazing for the quick and soothing relief it gives to tired muscles and joints.
It’s great for dry, flaking and itchy skin.
Kunzea essential oil can also offer relief from stress, anxiety, nervous tension and mental exhaustion.

Kunzea essential oil

Kunzea flowering

Kunzea Essential Oil Uses 

A small drop or 2 can be added directly onto the skin for tired muscles or joints.
You can also use it in an oil burner, vaporiser, bath, massage oil, spa, saunas, potpourri and room deodorisers.


Directions and More Uses

Kunzea essential oil is good for irritated skin and soft tissue issues (sore muscles).

Aromatherapy Oil

2 to 4 drops in an oil burner or vaporiser, 1-2 drops into a bath.

Kunzea essential oil

Kunzea essential oil and Kunzea flowers

Blend Kunzea Essential Oil with 

Kunzea blends well with some of our other essential oils like:
Eucalyptus varieties, Fragonia, Lemon Myrtle, Rosalina and Tea Tree or Sandalwood.

Massage Oil

10 to 25 drops per 100ml of carrier oil.

Main Actives

Kunzea essential oil has a unqiue combination of compounds, alpha-pinene, 1,8 cineole, globulol, viridifloral, bicyclogermacrene which can address infection and tired muscles and joints.


Kunzea essential oil is non toxic and non irritating, however sensitive skins should do a skin patch test.
Keep out of reach of children.
Store away from direct sunlight.
Store below 30 degrees.
Avoid use during pregnancy.

Other Common Names

Tick Bush, Ducane Kunzea, White Cloud, White Kunzea.

Natural Occurrence in Australia                                                                                                           

Kunzea essential oil

Kunzea flowering

Naturally occurring in the woodland of eastern Tasmania, southern Victoria and south east New South Wales. The tree requires reasonable and regular rainfall to flourish.

The kunzea ambigua plant grows to around 5 metres tall and can be found growing in clusters or groups. Kunzea actually benefits from regular pruning, otherwise it tends to become quite gangly.

Harvesting of Kunzea for the production of essential oil has been carried out for nearly 20 years. A superior variety is farmed in north east Tasmania by the wild harvesting of an extensive population of plants.

Kunzea Essential Oil Characteristics

Clear to very pale yellow in colour; watery consistency; fresh aroma with a mild spicy undertone that is not too intense.

Extraction and Farming Method

The tree grows wildly and abundantly in the wild in north east Tasmania, as well as eastern Victoria and south east New South Wales.

The Kunzea plants are sometimes naturally ‘pruned’ by grazing animals and do not require any fertilisers.

Kunzea is hand harvested and are then steam distilled immediately to maintain quality Kunzea essential oil.



There are currently no recorded stories of indigenous people using Kunzea at present, but it is almost certain the indigenous people would have used the plant.

Early European Usage

The early settlers noticed native animals always use to sleep under a Kunzea shrub. It was later established that the reason why native animals slept under the bush was to rid themselves of ticks. As a result settlers called the plant ‘Tick Bush’.

Like many native Australian plants with an abundance of essential oils, the plant is not often attacked by many insects because the oil in the leaf is quite unpalatable to most insects and native animals.

Present Day Usage

Each harvest of Kunzea essential oil is tested for quality and stored at an optimum temperature to preserve the unique qualities of this oil.
It is commonly used to treat anxiety and stress, aids in relaxation.

Typical Chemical Profile

alpha-pinene                                                    30-48%
1,8-cineole                                                             15%
globulol                                                                7-15%
viridiflorol                                                             6-12%
biocyclogermacene                                             4-6%
alpha-terpineol                                                     1-4%

Also contains small amounts of spathulenol, citronellol, ledol, limonene, calamenene.

Relative Density: 0.880-0.960 @ 20 C
Refractive Index 1.462-1.484 @ 20 C

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Additional information

Weight .06 kg
Dimensions 2.5 × 2.5 × 7 cm

12ml, 25ml, 100ml, 1kg

Additional Information

28 reviews for Kunzea Essential Oil

  1. Lydia – Ocean Grove

    I love your oils.
    The Kunzea and Fragonia are special.

  2. Trinity (verified owner)

    Not crazy about the smell but it works wonderfully on aching muscles and feels very grounding applied to lower back.

  3. Michelle McCarthy (verified owner)

    I adore this essential oil, it really is something special. I just made my first batch of cold-pressed soap using it (which turned out amazing), and I also use kunzea regularly in an oil warmer. It’s a beautiful scent to have going in the winter and cooler months. All of the essential oils I have ordered from this company have been exceptional and I love supporting this small business.

    • admin (store manager)

      Hi Michelle, very impressive idea to use the Kunzea oil in a soap, would be very relaxing and calming we think, best wishes, look forward to hearing from you again!

  4. Beattie Mayo (verified owner)

    I have incorporated Kunzea Essential Oil into my “Mental Wellness” blend which gives it another dynamic. Also I have created a blend that I call “Anxiety 4 Males” as the oils I used are of a masculine nature which males would be more likely to use.

    • admin (store manager)

      Hi Beattie, thanks for sharing with us, we appreciate your feedback and also the good use you are putting our Kunzea oil to, best wishes Essentially Australia!

  5. Pauline (verified owner)

  6. Leanne (verified owner)

    Didn’t help with my eczema

  7. Susan B. (verified owner)

    Love this as a blend in my daily burner as well as arthritis aid

  8. Helen Jolly (verified owner)

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  10. Lynden (verified owner)

    Excellent service, your product working really well

    • Greg Trevena (store manager)

      Thank you Lynden, Greg

  11. Camilla (verified owner)

    Love this scent. High quality oil.

    • Greg Trevena (store manager)

      Thanks Camilla

  12. Tracey H. (verified owner)

    Love this Kunzea oil. The scent reminds me of a fresh, damp forest. Thanks for your fast postage and fantastic customer service!

    • Greg Trevena (store manager)

      Hi Tracey, not a problem, thanks for your order, nice to hear about the Kunzea, best wishes

  13. Dianne (verified owner)

    Love this oil

    • Greg Trevena (store manager)

      Thanks again Dianne, much appreciated

  14. Anonymous (verified owner)

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  16. Amanda C. (verified owner)

    Favourite in our house for skin conditions

  17. Isabella Bradley (verified owner)

    Couldn’t believe how quick I received my Oil

    • Greg Trevena (store manager)

      Hi Isabella, we like to get our orders out quickly, hope you loved the oils

  18. Lynden C. (verified owner)

    My partner Margaret feels It is helping with her shoulder joints applied each night

  19. Amanda (verified owner)

    All my ordered oils smell amazing! Came very promptly and highly recommended to all my friends and family. Thankyou

    • Greg Trevena (store manager)

      Thanks Amanda, Greg

  20. Anna M. (verified owner)

    I have never wanted to write a review as much as this one.
    First and foremost your Kunzea Oil is Superb, the aroma is magnificent.
    The best Customer Service I have experienced to date, thank you Greg!
    Shipping was lightning fast and came packaged lovely within a surprise gift a Guide to Australian Native Essential Oils book by Greg himself. This wonderful little book an informative guide about other Australian Native oils I was not aware of and am now looking forward to ordering the Fragonia with my next order of your amazing Kunzea essential oil is magic.

    Thank you Greg and all of the team behind the brilliant Essentially Australia oils.

    Ten Stars if I could.

    Thank You!!!

    • Greg Trevena (store manager)

      Thanks Anna, we really appreciate such a great review, we are pleased you really like our oils and service, best wishes, Greg

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  23. Jo Harris (verified owner)

    I love Essentially Australia’s kunzea oil. I have bought it from a couple of other places, but this is definitely the best!

    • Greg Trevena (store manager)

      Thanks Jo, we have always sought to have the highest quality oils, thanks for appreciating this, Greg

  24. Sam

    I used Kunzea oil as my one-stop first aid kit whilst travelling the world. It helps with burns and bites as well as relieving tired muscles and all that jazz. Seriously recommend this amazing essential oil. It’s a wonder and fixes almost everything…. Well it did for me!! 100%.

    • Greg Trevena (store manager)

      Hi Sam, thanks for that, thats a very positive comment and is much appreciated, bes twishes!

  25. Karen Johnston (verified owner)

    • Greg Trevena (store manager)

      Thanks Karen

  26. James Beattie (verified owner)

    My muscles love this oil!

  27. Magali (verified owner)

    Excellent service, thank you.

    • Greg Trevena (store manager)

      Thank you Magali, much appreciated, regards Greg

  28. Sheila (verified owner)

    A new oil for me, which I think will become a favourite. I’ll know more when I’ve worked with it for a while.

    • Greg Trevena (store manager)

      Look forward to your trialling it, let us know if you need any more help with it, regards, Greg

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