|Latin name||Kunzea ericoides|
|Extraction||Steam distillation of the leaves and small stems|
|Plant characteristics||Small bushy tree with pointed leaves on full branches.|
|Oil characteristics||Clear, pale yellow, mobile liquid with a sweet herbaceous smell.|
|Traditional use||Kanuka was used originally by the Maori people of New Zealand for pain and inflammation relief, skin diseases, and to promote calmness and sleep.|
|Blends well with||Lavender, Clary Sage, Clove Bud, Lemon, Marjoram, Nutmeg, Pine, Rosemary and Ylang-ylang essential oils|
|Cautions and comments||Non-irritant, non-sensitising, non-toxic.|
|Main chemical constituents||Hydrocarbons, monoterpenes a-pinene 60-68%, aromatic p-cymene 5.8-12.6%, sesquiterpenols viridiflorol 7.2%, monoterpenoid 1,8 cineole 4.3-6.2%.|
How to use?
4-5 drops in bath, on tissue or in a vaporiser. 15 drops in 50ml carrier.
WARNING – do not apply undiluted or internally. Keep away from children and eyes. Store in a cool, dark place.