25 Days of Essential Oils – Day 10
Day 10 is here with an unsung hero, Kunzea essential oil
Kunzea essential oil is another great one many may not know about or use. It also goes by the name “white cloud” even though the flowers come in other colors. It is the white flowers that are used in this essential oil. Kunzea is purifying like eucalyptus and tea tree but has a little woody and floral scent.
This would be a nice oil to diffuse as well to cleanse the spaces in your home. I got a bottle about 6 years ago from Plant Therapy’s Oil of the Month Club. I never used it because wasn’t an oil I really dug into. I wish I did before my bottle expired…it’s a pretty fascinating essential oil. Now that it is expired, I am going to utilize it in my homemade cleaning products. At least the amazing scent is still there. Kunzea is also perfect for irritated skin or for the blemish that pops up out of nowhere. This would be a good oil to swap out with for eucalyptus on children under the age of 10.
Essential Oil Common Name: Kunzea
Latin Name: Kunzea ambigua
Part of Plant Used: Leaves, Twigs, and Flowers
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Notes (Scent and Staying Power): Middle
Safe for Ages: Safe for all ages, but there are some general guidelines when it comes to children and essential oils. But still, use caution when using topically for children under the age of 2. Sensitivities can still occur. Read here on how to do skin patch testing. If you create a blend for yourself, use a quarter of the amount of essential oil for children as a safe guideline.
Safe for Pregnancy: Yes
Safe for Breastfeeding: Yes
Topical Max: There is no topical max for this essential oil, but always dilute before applying it to the skin. Don’t use topically if oxidized.
Shelf Life: 5 Years
Key Therapeutic Properties/Actions: Analgesic, Antifungal (candida), Anti-inflammatory, Antimicrobial, Antioxidant, Antispasmodic, Mucolytic
Contraindications: This essential oil has no known contraindications.
Where to purchase: Kunzea here.
Thank you for reading!
Love and Nature,
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