Australia’s diverse climate and unique range of indigenous flora produces some of the best, superior quality essential oil. Australians have used native aromatic plants for their fragrance, flavouring and medicinal qualities for generations.Recently , the growth in popularity of all things natural resulted in growing interests in researching the potential and producing essential oils from Australian native crops.
Australia produces many essential oils, ranging from the rare endemic species to popular well known oil. Here we have gathered a collection of 6 Outstanding Australian Essential Oils based on potential healing properties, versatility and benefits they have on your health, household and well-being.
Lemon Myrtle Oil
Lemon Myrtle is a common bush food ingredient used in Aboriginal Cooking. It is also used as a healing plant. Sometimes referred to as Sweet Verbena , the Lemon Myrtle is naturally grown in Queensland. Lemon Myrtle has a rather strong lemon scent which is uplifting and invigorating.
Benefits: Antiseptic, antimicrobial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory
Uses: Respiratory/sinus infection, sore throat.
In addition to Lemon Myrtle, the Eucalyptus Dives plant also forms part of the Myrtle family. Australia is covered with over 92 million hectares of beautiful eucalyptus forest. Although less well known and not as popular is Tea Tree oil, Eucalyptus oil has numerous benefits and is a common ingredient used in household cleaning products. Comparative to Tea tree oil, Eucalyptus also has a strong distinctive fresh scent.
Benefits: Natural disinfectants and anti-bacterial
Uses: Insect repellents, disinfectant and solvent.
Firstly, Kunzea is a relatively new essential oil and are cultivated in Western Australia,. The Kunzea plant are not only beautiful, the oil extracted from this plant has such powerful benefits that it is registered with the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA). Kunzea is approved by TGA to provide temporary relief of the pain of arthritis and rheumatism; relief of the symptoms of influenza and relief of muscular aches and pains. In addition to that Kunzea is a soft and gentle oil with a pine-like scent similar to Eucalyptus oil
Benefits: Anti-inflammatory and antiseptic
Uses: Skin irritation, muscle ache and strains
Australian Sandalwood Oil
The Australian Sandalwood is notably found within Western Australia. Sandalwood has been used for centuries in Ayurvedic medicine and at the present time is still frequently used by the Indians. Sandalwood oil is specifically known for distinctive, masculine scent, hence are regularly used in perfumes and cosmetics
Benefits: Anti-septic, Hypotensive and Sedative
Uses: Relaxation, Sleeping, Personal Care.
Australian Blue Cypress Oil
The Blue Cypress can live up to 200 years around Northern Territory, Queensland, and Western Australia. Previously, the Blue Cypress was used for embalming and perfume during the ancient time. Pleasant woody scent coupled with a hint of citrus and distinctive aqua blue in colour, the Blue Cypress Oil is produced by only a handful of distillers.
Benefits: Anti-spasmodic, diuretic and anti-bacterial
Uses: Muscle ache and strains, Skin Care, Mood Improvement and Relaxation
Tea Tree Oil
Another name for the Tea Tree Oil is Melaleuca Oil. The tea tree oil is also native to Queensland. Furthermore, Tea tree oil has enjoyed significant popularity in recent years due to its medicinal properties. Tea tree oil has a strong yet familiar medicinal smell. Used only as a topical treatment, Tea tree oil are in fact poisonous when ingested.
Benefit: Powerful antiseptic
Uses: Acne, Bites and Sores treatment