New Zealand Kanuka Essential Oil
Botanical Name: Kunzea ericoides
Plant Extracted from: Leaves
Country of Origin: New Zealand
Kanuka has been traditionally used by New Zealand’s native Maori people for skin, respiratory and digestive ailments for many years. Kanuka essential oil is similar in action to Manuka and Australian Tea Tree and possibly even more powerful in its antibacterial activity, yet is gentler on the skin and with a more floral aroma.
Skin: Kanuka oil has been shown to have powerful antimicrobial activity against a broad range of organisms including antibiotic resistant strains of bacteria. It also soothes inflammation and aids healing making it highly recommended for minor wounds and infections, acne, boils, warts, fungal conditions of the nails or skin, insect bites or stings, and other skin irritations. Kanuka is gentler and less drying on the skin compared to Tea Tree and Manuka.
Body: Kanuka is great as a cleansing inhalation during coughs and colds to help clear the respiratory system, support immune defences and aid recovery. It is also useful in a massage oil to ease stiff or sore muscles and joints.
Mind: Kanuka is soothing to the mind, helping to centre and calm especially for those who are oversensitive, and encourage and open mind and vitality.