Celebrating the Rewards of June and More Kudos for Kunzea Oil
To celebrate the release of the new products from the 2018 Young Living Essential Oils’ Convention, I have been posting updates and resources. Last week on this very page, I highlighted some important happenings that occurred at the event and started an article series on my favorite addition to the essential oils collection, Kunzea oil.
Due to its chemical makeup, Kunzea essential oil has characteristics of a blend rather than a single oil. This makes it truly unique and deserving of the spotlight.
In Part I, I reviewed the main compounds and general properties of Kunzea ambigua. It is important to note that the species, chemotype, and quality of the essential oil will determine if these compounds are in your bottle of Kunzea essential oil. For this reason, I stick with the company I use personally and with my family, loved ones, and my clients for over 18 years.*
Kunzea ambigua is an uplifting essential oil that also soothes the muscles, skin, and respiratory systems. It is sourced from its pristine home of Australia and contains the following compounds:
- Alpha pinene, a stress relieving and immune-modulating phytoncide found in pine and sacred frankincense oil.
- 1-8 cineol, a beneficial compound to the respiratory system and lungs that is also present in eucalyptus oils.
- Viridilfloral, a sesquiterpene that is immune and nervous system supporting often found in niaouli and peppermint.
- Bicylogeramacrene, another sesquiterpene which is present in the microbe-inhibiting oils of oregano and hyssop.
Although the action of an essential oil cannot be based on its constituents alone, we do know that they will synergize in the body and create even more harmonious effects than when isolated and acting alone.
With such a distinct profile, Kunzea ambigua has caught the attention of many essential oils’ experts. Proclamations of delight for its vast possibilities for therapeutic actions have been echoed worldwide. I discuss this in more detail here.
This weekend, in my summary video, I shared my personal experience with this essential oil. As soon as I opened the bottle, the aroma brought tears to my eyes and filled my heart with a very peaceful and tender feeling. It was as if my whole body said, “ahh.” This type of response is often associated with emotional blends, personally validating what the researchers have stated.
On my homepage, I provide more information and findings from the research on Kunzea ambigua. My goal is to enhance your response and experience with it by fully understanding its potential.
You can click here to read it.
One of the areas Kunzea is being studied for is in regard to its ability to enhance enjoyment of the outdoors annoyance free, which I discuss here. For this post, I will highlight essential oils which also allow for more fun in the sun while deterring skin bumps, discomfort, and stress.
Below is this list of aromatic tools to consider. Many of my readers will be enjoying these aromatic bottles of delight thanks to their convention orders and their desire to continue to live a healthy, chemical-free lifestyle.
More Resources for Enjoying the Summertime Sun Without the Slumps
1 & 2. Citronella and Lemongrass are often emitting from the spray bottles of many essential oilers’ outdoor bags for good reason. They have been studied for their ability to prevent humans from being the main course on Mr. Mosquito’s menu.
Lemongrass also happens to be one of my favorite oils for cats. It has also been studied for its immune modulating benefits, support for healthy cells, and to keep fungus at bay in a vapor spray study.
3. Lavender Oil is sometimes considered the universal oil for calming and skin care. It is a great bottle to grab, inhale, and dab on if your brain, immune system, and/or skin need a little soothing. This is especially true for after a busy day in the sun.
4. Orange Oil is something many can’t resist to add to their boring glass of water. One drop makes for a refreshing, immune enhancing, digestive, mood, and cellular supporting beverage. This oil is high in limonene. You can read all about its many benefits here.
5. Cypress Oil is a fir essential oil that contains the immune supporting, stress-relieving phytoncides we know and love. Many aromatherapists use it for circulatory support.
6. Roman Chamomile is a single oil it can be supportive of all the other oils, promote healthy skin, and soothe the nerves. It is great to diffuse or apply to the back of the neck after a long day of excitement in the sun or loud outdoor BBQs.
This article includes a study on the efficacy of a combination of chamomile oil, herbs, and some other essential oils. This means it is a gentle support as a single oil and can be useful for little ones who are experiencing similar head throbs and thuds as their parents.
If you’d like to learn more about how essential oils can benefit your summer and overall life and health, be sure to check out my database.
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This material is for information purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or prescribe for any illness. You should check with your doctor regarding implementing any new strategies into your wellness regime. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. (Affiliation link.)
Disclaimer: This information is applicable ONLY for therapeutic quality essential oils. This information DOES NOT apply to essential oils that have not been tested for purity and standardized constituents. There is no quality control in the United States, and oils labeled as “100% pure” need only to contain 5% of the actual oil. The rest of the bottle can be filled with fillers and sometimes toxic ingredients that can irritate the skin. The studies are not based solely on a specific brand of an essential oil, unless stated. Please read the full study for more information.
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