Kanuka Essential Oil Profile

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Kanuka (Leptospermum ericoides) essential oil benefits

Kanuka is native to New Zealand and it is known as white tea-tree or burgan. The Maoris and early stlleres of New Zealand used  Kanuka to treat dysentery, urinary infections, wounds.

Kanuka is milder than Manuka and by combining both oils, you can create a blend similar to Tea Tree, yet not as strong.

It is beautiful delicate oil that can be used on the skin on babies (6m +) and during pregnancy; it helps with acne, cuts, psoriasis, cold sores and general skin inflammations. 

Thanks to its antiviral and antibacterial properites, Kanuka supports healthy respiratory and immune functions, especially during cold months.



Botanical Name: Leptospermum ericoides

Method of Extraction: Steam distillation from the leaves and twigs

Origin: New Zealand, Australia

Color: Pale yellow to dark yellow

Aroma: Spicy, herbaceous, fresh

Note: top / middle

Blends well with:  Lemon, lavender, Pine, Myrtle, Rosemary, Marjoram, Peppermint, Chamomiles, Manuka, Petitgrain, 

Therapeutic properties: Analgesic, anesthetic, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antiseptic, antiviral, deodorant, expectorant, immune stimulant, vulnerary.

Burn or diffuse 2-4 drops every 4-5 hours to ease coughs and colds.

Add 5-7 drops to a bath to boost the immune system and help easing colds and flu.

To ease skin rashes and irritations dilute 3-5 drops of Kanuka oil every teaspoon (5 ml) of carrier or light body lotion. Add 2-3 drops to a teaspoon (5 ml)of cream or gel base to heal acne and blemishes


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