Digging Deeper: Kunzea

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Thanks for joining us! Who’s ready to dig into Kunzea oil? I have never actually used Kunzea oil myself so I am super excited to find out more about it.

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Kunzea oil
(Kunzea ambigua)

Kunzea has a clean, spicy, and woodsy aroma. My cousin describes it as a good, clean, fresh scent…almost piney…but not.

It has comparable properties and uses to Tea Tree oil but offers a more pleasant aroma and milder feel when applied topically.

A native shrub that grows wild along the southern coast of Australia and Tasmania, kunzea was used for centuries by native cultures. The kunzea plant, with its bulbous tops and whimsical blossoms, is commonly referred to as “white cloud.” Its white and pink flowers are found growing in sandy soils along coastal regions and often attract native insects, birds, and small animals.

Produced from the steam distillation of the leaves and green branchlets, Kunzea essential oil offers a spicy, woodsy aroma to uplift any environment. With properties that help soothe fatigued muscles and work to reduce the appearance of blemishes when applied topically, Kunzea will be a new household staple.

From the bottle: Clean, woodsy, dry, and slightly sweet

Features & Benefits

TopicalAromaticKey Constituents
Has comparable properties to Tea Tree essential oil

Combine with massage that it may help soothe fatigued muscles and reduce the appearance of blemishes
Offers a clean, spicy, and woodsy aroma

Helps purify the air from unwanted odors







  • Add to V-6™ Vegetable Oil Complex and use as a massage after workout to help soothe fatigued muscles.
  • Add to your daily face regimen and apply topically to skin to help reduce appearance of blemishes.
  • Apply topically to chest for a refreshing respiratory experience.


  • Diffuse throughout your home for a relaxing, woodsy aroma and to help create an uplifting environment.


  • Start an evening of studying accompanied by this spicy, woodsy scent.
  • Rid your living spaces of distasteful smells with this clean aroma.

Kunzea Essential Oil is particularly helpful when incorporated into my personal blends for muscular and arthritic pain.
I see significant potential for use of Kunzea Essential Oil in emotional and physical applications. Robbi Zeck, ND, writes that Kunzea Essential Oil “helps to defuse deep emotional pain that has grown solid as a result of suppression, creating internal blocks in the body’s meridian system.” [Robbi Zeck, ND, The Blossoming Heart: Aromatherapy for Healing and Transformation (Victoria, Australia: Aroma Tours, 2008), 88.]


15 Uses of Kunzea Oil
In comparison to other essential oils, the medical potential of Kunzea Oil is still in its infancy. However, the combination of both anecdotal and scientific evidence, and the increase in new studies being conducted in recent years, there are several proven and promising therapeutic uses of Kunzea Oil. Here are 15 health benefits that we have uncovered.

Arthritis and Joint Pain
Skin Irritations
Headaches & Respiratory Complaints
Nervous Tension, Stress & Mild Anxiety
Tick & Insect Repellant
Insect Bites and Stings
Fungal & Bacterial Infections
Muscular Aches & Pains
Eczema, Psoriasis, and Skin Inflammatory Conditions
Treatment of Horses
Purify the Air
Bath or Spa


You can also head over to The Lavender Life (just click the picture) to find more uses and a diffuser blend.

Thank you for joining me in digging deeper into Kunzea.

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Finally, the obligatory disclaimer.

I am not a doctor. None of the statements included in this post have been approved by the FDA or any other cool acronym known agency. It is Young Living’s official stance that they and these products are not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any specific disease or illness. Young Living Independent Distributor #14632733

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