Kanuka Essential Oil

(Kunzea ericoides)


Kanuka Essential Oil (Kunzea ericoides) from New Zealand is Therapeutic Quality Essential Oil steam distilled from the leaves and twigs wildcrafted from the native Kanuka trees.

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Botanical Name Origin Cultivation Method of Extraction Source Note
Kunzea ericoides New Zealand Wildcrafted Steam Distillation Leaves and twigs Middle
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Kanuka Essential Oil

Kanuka Essential Oil (Kunzea ericoides) from New Zealand is Therapeutic Quality Essential Oil steam distilled from the leaves and twigs.

Both Kanuka  and Manuka Essential Oils come from New Zealand. The Kanuka native trees grow naturally in green bushland of New Zealand. Both Manuka and Kanuka (Kunzea ericoides) were used by both the indigenous Maori people of New Zealand and early European settlers as medicinal plants.


Like all of our Artisan Aromatics essential oils, enfleurage oils, absolutes and blends, this oil has been carefully selected for its therapeutic quality. Then, to ensure maximum freshness and potency, it is bottled by hand in USA only after orders are received.

Kanuka Essential Oil Description

Kanuka Essential Oil has a pale yellow to yellow/green color, with a sweet, minty herbaceous aroma. The main components of Kanuka oil include Alpha-pinene, viridifloral, gamma-terpinene, p-cymene, cis-calamenene, linalool.

This essential oil was originally used by the Maori people of New Zealand both medicinally and ceremonially. Both Kanuka and Manuka are are often referred to as ‘Tea tree’ though they are not and should not be confused either with each other or with Australian Tea Tree (Melaleuca alternifolia).

Kanuka Essential Oil blends well with Cedarwood, Lavender, Lemon, Lemon Myrtle and Sandalwood.

EOs of Manuka and Kanuka both have very similar properties and can be used almost interchangeably for similar applications. Both are members of the myrtaceae family and are often termed as the “New Zealand tea tree” but they actually have a wider range of active compounds than tea tree essential oil.

Some studies have shown that Kanuka Essential Oil produced from kanuka plants that are grown at higher altitudes are somewhat more effective than those grown at low altitudes.

IMPORTANT: All issues that pertain to your physical or mental health should be discussed with and supervised by a licensed health care professional. Keep all essential oils away from and out of reach of children. We recommend you consult a trained aromatherapist before using essential oils with children under 16 years of age. Always follow the general safety guidelines for using essential oils; these can be accessed by clicking the link below.

Disclaimer: Information provided in this description is for educational purposes only. It is not intended to be used in/for the treatment, cure, mitigation or diagnosis of any mental or physical disease or illness or as a substitute for consulting with a physician or other appropriately trained and licensed health care professional. Artisan Aromatics is not responsible for any adverse effects resulting from the improper use of any suggestions, products, preparations, or procedures mentioned or from attempts to follow historical reports of a plant’s uses.  Please note that essential oils do not necessarily have the same properties as other types of herbal preparations of the same plant and since essential oils are the most highly concentrated type of preparation made from plants, they can have toxicity issues not arising from use of other types of herbal preparations of a given plant.

Essential Oil Safety Considerations
Weight 1.5 oz
Dimensions 0.2 × 0.2 × 0.2 in

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