Australian Kunzea is a natural treasure when it comes to essential oils. It could potentially be the greatest essential oil Australia has ever produced! It is a member of the Myrtaceae (Myrtle) family and is steam distilled from the leaves of the Kunzea ambigua plant. The compounds within the oil have demonstrated several therapeutic benefits and uses.
Kunzea ambigua, also known as "White Cloud", "Tasmanian Kunzea", "Zea Oil" and "Tick Bush", is a tall shrub, that grows up to three metres in height, with abundant white flowers during Spring. It is native to the cooler coastal areas of Australia (Southern New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania). It grows profusely in the wild, especially in Tasmania and the Bass Strait islands.