Latin Name: Kunzea ericoides
Plant Family: Myrtaceae
Extraction: Distillation of the leaves
Kanuka is calming and cleansing and is a pale yellow mobile liquid.
It is a small bushy tree with pointed leaves on full branches. The leaves are small, pointed, and aromatic. The flowers are small, white, and 5-petalled. In flower mature specimens are covered in a mass of white blossom, although immature plants can flower less well. Fairly hardy in the UK. Kanuka is indigenous to New Zealand. This Essential Oil helps clear inflammation, relax the skin and useful for muscular pain relief and to relieve swelling, sprains, strains, and sports injuries.