Organic Kanuka Essential Oil
Kanuka is a bush plant growing in NZ. The native Maori people have used Kanuka in teas and infusions for its healing properties, mainly to combat pain and inflammation, heal wounds and skin irritations. Kanuka was also used to alleviate fevers and promote sleep.
What does Kanuka essential oil smell like?
Kanuka oil has a soft woody balsamic slightly floral scent
Which part of the plant provides the oil?
Kanuka oil is extracted from the freshly cut leaves
Where is Kanuka oil sourced from?
Kanuka essential oil originates from New Zealand
How is Kanuka essential oil extracted?
Kanuka essential oil is extracted by steam distillation. This involves using steam from boiling water to extract the essential oil from the plant. The heat from the steam causes the plant’s cell walls to open allowing the essential oil to be released.
What other oils blend well with Kanuka essential oil?
Kanuka essential oil blends well with cedarwood, lemon, lavender and sandalwood essential oils
How can I benefit from Kanuka essential oil?
Kanuka essential oil is a powerful anti-inflammatory, as well as anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-viral agent.
It is skin healing due to its anti-bacterial property (fights acne-causing bacteria).
Therefore it may relieve mild skin ailments including burns, insect bites, cuts and dermatitis.
Kanuka essential oil is helpful with chronic inflammatory conditions including rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, sore muscles, back pain, intestinal complaints.
Are there precautions I should know about?
Caution: avoid using kanuka essential oil when oxidised.