The clean woody fragrance of Kanuka helps to create an air of vitality and calm. It supports healthy respiratory and immune functions, and is especially useful for natural recovery following illness. Kanuka can also be used to help soothe and protect the skin. Blends well with: all Eucalyptus oils, Cypress and Cinnamon Leaf.
Chest and Throat - To assist healthy respiration, add 5 drops to a steam inhalation or into 1ml Sweet Almond oil and apply as a chest rub. Repeat as required.
Healthy Feet - Kanuka oil has anti-fungal properties that can be useful in foot care. Add 1-2 drops directly to affected area. Add 15 drops to a footbath after visiting the gym or pools, enhance effect further with 5 drops Lemon and 2 drops Cinnamon Leaf.
Immune System - Add 5-10 drops to a bath throughout winter to promote a healthy immune system, especially when colds, flu and viral infections are about.
Digestion - Supports healthy digestion, as well as natural recovery in the intestines and colon following diarrhoea. Add 3 drops to 1 tsp of honey, add 1/4 cup warm water, stir and sip slowly. Repeat 3 times daily for 10 days.
Traditional & Historical Information:
The Kanuka is a tall native tree from New Zealand in the same family as Tea Tree and Manuka. The Maori and early settlers of New Zealand used Kanuka to treat dysentery and diarrhoea and it has been reported as beneficial for urinary infections, reducing fever and respiratory complaints. It has also long been used to treat wounds and help heal skin complaints and is reported to have anti-inflammatory, antibiotic, antiseptic, anti-viral and antifungal properties that validate its use as an all round healer.
Safe and gentle. Use as directed. If ingested, drink milk, seek advice (only to be taken internally as directed by a professional aromatherapist). Avoid contact with eyes: flush with water. Keep out of reach of children.
Leptospermum ericoides, leaf, distillation, certified organic, New Zealand.