Also known as white cloud because of the shrub’s small white flowering tops, this essential oil is native to Australia. Whilst not as well-known as other essential oils because of its newness to the scene, kunzea is a powerful oil to add to your collection for anti-inflammation and general wellbeing.
Kunzea essential oil has a fresh and woody aroma.
Kunzea may alleviate symptoms associated with muscular aches and pains as an anti-inflammatory. It can be used as a topical antiseptic and for the treatment of skin conditions including eczema and psoriasis. Kunzea can be of great value to the nervous system for managing mild anxiety, nervous tension and stress related conditions.
- Skin sensitization if oxidized.
- Old or oxidized oils should be avoided.
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