Kunzea ambigua the hidden secret

Kunzea Pain Relief Cream | Kunzea Essential oil

Kunzea essential oil is a remarkable and relatively new essential oil, derived from an Australian native small plant, Kunzea ambigua, which is predominantly found in New South Wales, Victoria and North East Tasmania.  Other common names for the Kunzea ambigua plant include; White Cloud, Tasmanian Kunzea and Tick Bush, with the latter name coming about when farmers noticed animals seeking refuge under the Kunzea ambigua branches, as it provided them protection from ticks and mites.  

Kunzea is a genus of plants in the family Myrtaceae or the myrtle family, including more commonly known plants like; eucalyptus, tea tree, lemon myrtle, clove and allspice.  Kunzea has a clean, fresh, invigorating undertone that is often compared to the Australian bush, transporting you instantly to a feeling of being in the fresh air of nature.  In comparison to the other species of the Myrtacea family, such as tea tree, Kunzea has two very important distinguishing features that make it stand out high above the rest, namely:

1️⃣  A higher percentage of active, medicinal compound (globulol, viridiflorol, spathulenol, ledol and bicyclogermacrene), making it significantly more therapeutically active; and

2️⃣   A lower concentration of irritant, making it safer to apply topically to the skin

Although the taxonomy of the genus is not yet settled, due to a number of hybrids being in existence, the fact still remains that the invigorating undertones of the Kunzea ambigua plant, with the inclusion of its unique alpha pinene compound and the 1,8 cineole molecules brings with it some extremely powerful therapeutic properties, such as:

  • Anti-inflammtory
  • Analgesic (pain relieving)
  • Antimicrobial
  • Antiseptic
  • Antibacterial
  • Decongesting

Exciting to think that we’ve had this incredibly versatile therapeutic powerhouse in our own backyard for centuries, even if it’s therapeutic benefits have only just begun to come to light more recently.  Continue reading to find out more about this medicinal power-plant and how it can potentially assist you with some of the most common ailments experienced by the general population.  Conditions like; back and neck pain, frozen shoulder, tennis and golfer’s elbow, plantar fasciitis, heel spurs, Achilles tendonitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, rotator cuff tears, bursitis, tendonitis, even arthritis all have a strong inflammatory component that can greatly benefit from the alpha pinene compound, the inflammation reducing portion, found in Kunzea ambigua.

Who discovered the Kunzea secret?

The story behind the discovery of Kunzea within itself is quite remarkable.  An observant and entrepreneurial Tasmanian farmer, John Hood, noticed that a section of his 35 year old fence surrounding his farm was rust-free, whereas the remainder of the fence became rusty and run down.  Upon further investigation, he noticed that a particular type of tree grew over this undamaged portion of the fence, but was not present around the remainder of the perimeter of his farm, where the fence had noticeably deteriorated.  

Farmer John Hood, began harvesting the Kunzea ambigua plant to test its potential benefits in woodworking, of all things 🤦‍♀️ . During the distillation process, John spilled some of the pure essential oil onto his hand, which he later, inadvertently, rubbed his nose.  Suddenly John noticed a significant improvement with his ability to breathe.  Given the issues that John had with his sinuses as the result of working in a gold refinery, he felt this was a significant discovery.  

Further research ensued into the clean, fresh, invigorating Kunzea essential oil and its potential therapeutic benefits, eventually resulting in the Therapeutic Goods Administration approving Kunzea oil as a medicine for external use.  The oil is now used topically for arthritis and the relief of rheumatoid pain, for bruising and wound healing, including assistance with healing psoriasis and eczema, as well as bites and stings (hence the alternative name Tick Bush 😉 ).  There have been some great scientific studies that are showing great promise as an antibacterial agent, even against antibiotic resistant bacteria like golden staph.

When we heard about this emerging essential oil, we did some of our own research and patient testing in Dr Kez’s Chiropractic clinical practice and found that the anti-inflammatory, anti-bruising and pain relief benefits were definitely something we wanted to include in our Trauma Relief Cream and Kirofix Injury Relief Lotion.  We began including Kunzea essential oil that had been steam distilled at the highest possible standards from sustainable wild-harvested Kunzea plant material into our secret formula.   

Making Trauma Relief Cream

By using Kunzea essential oil topically in carefully measured doses, resulted in a wide range of healing benefits for all kinds of ailments and conditions, especially when combined with the other essential oils, herbs, vitamins and minerals found in Trauma Relief Cream and Kirofix Injury Relief Lotion.  We have chosen very specific active ingredients to approach these conditions from a number of therapeutic angles, to assist the body with the multitude of issues that takes place with injuries and ailments, such as bleeding in the area, soft tissue damage, nerve sensitivity and damage, inflammation, stagnation of blood flow, just to name a few.  All of the ingredients that we include in our creams, are of the highest standard possible and at high concentrations to ensure the desired therapeutic results, to support your body to heal faster and more completely. Applying these powerful active ingredients, via these creams, directly to the injured areas, provides the body with the building blocks it requires to fast track healing and repair.  All of this powered by nature!  

We have used the power of Tasmania’s Best-Kept Natural Secret in our topical creams for their powerful therapeutic benefits, to assist the body with healing soft tissue injuries, but you can also add a few drops of the pure Kunzea essential oil to an aromatherapy diffuser, oil burner, humidifier, vaporiser or air purifier to instantly fill your space with the aromatic and therapeutic benefits of this potent essential oil.


Please note, Trauma Relief Cream and Kirofix Injury Relief Lotion have the same powerful, active ingredients.   The Trauma Relief Cream is simply the portable version in a tub so that you can use it on the go, pop it in your sports bag in case you injure yourself on the court whereas the Kirofix is in a convenient pump pack for use at home for yourself and the whole family.


If you are suffering from an ailment give Trauma Relief Cream or Kirofix Injury Relief Lotion a go, your body will thank you for it!  Click on the products below to find out more 👇 




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