Kunzea (Kunzea ambigua)


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Kunzea is also known as “White cloud” or “White kunzea”, is a tall shrub, up to 3 metres in height, with abundant white or pink flowers and is native to the coolest coastal areas of Australia (Southern New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania). The essential oil is derived from the terminal branches of the shrub that grows profusely in the wild especially in North-East Tasmania and the Bass Strait islands.

Kunzea is a close relative of a plant with the genus Callistemon (more commonly known as the bottlebrushes) and shares some similarity to Melaleuca and Leptospermum. Throughout Australia, there are about 40 species that populate each state and territory of Australia. In neighbouring New Zealand, across the Tasman Sea, there is one species that thrives (Kunzea ericiodes), with the common name of Kanuka.

Aromatically, Kunzea Oil has a pleasant scent with clean, fresh, invigorating undertones. The aroma is often compared to the scent of the Australian Bush.

Ingredients: Kunzea Ambigua Branch/Leaf/Twig Oil

Botanical name: Kunzea ambigua

Common name: Kunzea

This Essential Oil is for external cosmetic use only.

Plant part: Aerial parts

Extraction method: Steam distilled

Note: Middle

Strength of aroma: Strong

Aromatic scent: Strong medicinal aroma

Caution: No known toxicity. Avoid during pregnancy.

Blends Well With

Bergamot (Citrus bergamia)
Black Pepper (Piper nigrum)
Clary Sage (Salvia sclarea)
Clove Bud (Syzygium aromaticum)
Cypress (Cupressus sempervirens)
Elemi (Canarium luzonicum)
Eucalyptus – Australiana (Eucalyptus radiata)
Frankincense (Boswellia serrata)
Geranium (Pelargonium graveolens)
Jasmine Absolute (Jasminium sambac)
Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)
Lemon (Citrus limon)
Lemongrass (Cymbopogon flexuosus)
Manuka (Leptospermum scoparium)
Myrrh (Commiphora myrrha)
Neroli (Citrus aurantium )
Orange – Sweet (Citrus sinensis)
Palo Santo – Peruvian (Bursera graveolens)
Patchouli (Pogostemon cablin)
Peppermint (Mentha X piperita)
Pine (Pinus sylvestris)
Rosalina (Melaleuca ericafolia)
Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis)
Tangerine (Citrus reticulata)
Tea Tree (Melaleuca alternifolia)
Thyme (Thymus vulgaris)
Vetiver (Chrysopogon zizanioides)

Aromatic Families

Medicinal, Woody


Fresh, sharp, somewhat cineolic, woody aroma with a sweet/spicy note that becomes more pronounced in the drydown.

Aromatic Note

Middle to Top

Certificate of Analysis


Skin sensitisation if oxidized.

Skin sensitization if oxidized; old or oxidized oils should be avoided. Dilute before using. A patch test should be performed before use for those with sensitive skin.

Additional information

Bottle Size

5mL, 10mL, 50mL, 100mL

Important Notes: Information on the traditional uses and properties of herbs and essential oils are provided on this site for historical and educational purposes only, and is not intended as medical advice. If you have any serious health concerns, you should always check with your health care practitioner before self-administering herbs or essential oils.

We supply all of the raw ingredients you need to make your own herbal teas, blends, incenses, etc. They are not packaged with instructions. By selling them in this simple format we can provide them to you at the best possible price. Please reference this page for any instructions. If in doubt, feel free to Contact Us.

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