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Kanuka Essential Oil

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Name: Kanuka Essential Oil

Species: Kunzea ericifolia

Part: Leaves and flowers

Extraction: Steam Distilled

Aroma: Herbaceous, sweet and woody


Kanuka Essential Oil 100% Pure

Name Kanuka essential oil
Batch 54430
Species Kunzea ericifolia
Part Leaves and Flowers
Extraction Steam Distilled
Class Monoterpene
Source New Zealand
Consistency Thin
Note Middle
Aroma cineole, sweet and woody
Blend Ideas GrapefruitLemon, Lime, Sandalwood, Myrrh, Vetiver

We source only pure essential oils.

Kanuka is a monoterpene-dominant member of the Kunzea genus. It has a smooth, mellow bouquet that is touched ever-so-slightly by the familiar scent of 1,8 cineole with slightly sweet, woody undertones that become more apparent on the dry-down. It is reminiscent of manuka oil, though it has a somewhat brighter and more traditionally medicinal aroma upon first impressions.

The oil appears to be useful for topical needs that require a soothing touch and may provide a fresh and cleansing note to blends intended to be diffused for wellness. The aroma of this oil would pair quite nicely with brighter citruses such as lemon and even lime with more deeply developed, woody notes serving as the perfect base to anchor kanuka’s more ephemeral quality.


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1 review for Kanuka Essential Oil

  1. Christee (verified owner)

    I absolutely adore the Kanuka from another vendor, so I was curious how this would compare. When first added it to the scent strip, the DuRu version was missing the the layers of scent I so love, and it hit a bit sharper, more bite instead of softly sweet. (I looked at the GCMS after I smelled it, and more than triple the 1,8-cineole content would certainly account for that!) It livens up once in the air for a bit though and the two become similar. It’s a very fresh scent, a bit sweet, a bit woodsy. I love it for passive diffusion.

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Kanuka Essential Oil Safety Info

According to Tisserand and Young, there are no known hazards or contraindications.  It is an oil at high risk for oxidation and should be stored in a cool dark place. Manuka essential oil should still follow the safety guidelines below. ~ Source:  Tisserand, Robert and Young, Rodney. Essential Oil Safety: A Guide for Health Care Professionals: Churchill Livingstone; 2 edition (December 2, 2013). AZW3 file  Reading the full profile for Kanuka Essential Oil is highly recommended by your DeRu Extracts staff.

While we’ve made this clear that we are selling this essential oil to use in your diffuser, your inhaler, or topically (diluted), it is a pure essential oil and can be used as such.  With all essential oils:

  • Never use them undiluted, in eyes or mucus membranes (this includes mouth, ear canals, noses, genital regions as well as internal areas).  The strength of essential oils can easily damage these soft tissue areas.
  • Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner.
    Keep away from children.
  • If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body (after you have properly diluted the oil in an appropriate carrier).

  • Oral Safety is only given because many people have been told to take oils internally.  Because several people look to us for safety advice, we feel obligated to offer those safety statements, although we do not believe anyone should be ingesting essential oils without being guided by an expert.  Experts will take your medical history into account before they suggest oils for you to ingest, diffuse, or use topically.

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    Information provided has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.

    The International Federation of Aromatherapists does not recommend that Essential Oils be taken internally unless under the supervision of a Medical Doctor who is also qualified in clinical Aromatherapy. All cautions listed for individual oils do not include those cautions from ingestion.

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