Kunzea Essential Oil


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

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Brand: Essentially Australia®


Kunzea Essential Oil

Kunzea essential oil is one of Australia’s essential oil wonders.
Our Kunzea essential oil has many remarkable properties.

We source the premier variety of Kunzea essential oil, which has been harvested from a 1000 acre property, where Kunzea was first pioneered back in 1996 and provides the very best quality of Kunzea essential oil.

Kunzea essential oil’s 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 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

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