Relief for sufferers of arthritis and inflammation

Dubbed ‘wonder oil’, the plant-derived kunzea oil shows remarkable results in successfully treating arthritis and inflammation. The Get it team finds out more: 


If you haven’t yet heard of Tasmania’s kunzea ambigua plant and its high sesquiterpene compounds (C15 — a class of organic compounds that have been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties), you’re not alone. But this little-known Tasmanian, plant-derived oil may very well be the key to treating arthritis and joint pain — naturally.  

Naturopath and wellness practitioner, Michelle Brass and her son Hayden discovered the oil more than 10 years ago.

Hayden says it was while they were working at the local markets in Tasmania, where they used to live, selling a full range of their own essential oils.

“Local Tasmanians kept asking for one specific oil we hadn’t heard of. We did some digging and discovered over 20 years of research on the kunzea species and the components within the oil.”   

There are millions of people worldwide who suffer from arthritis and pain every day, and here we have a 100 per cent natural, Australian plant-based oil that can effectively help people find relief.  


So, what makes this Tassie plant-derived oil so effective?

Michelle says a lot of oils lay claim to similar benefits of kunzea, but it’s the high sesquiterpene compounds (C15) in the organic composition of kunzea ambigua that makes it unique and gives kunzea its anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties., dubbed ‘wonder oil’ and ‘liquid gold’   


“Most active ingredients in pain relief products simply numb the pain. Australian kunzea is different because it works to relax the muscle and reduce inflammation to alleviate pain, while also working to increase blood flow to calm painful nerve endings,” Michelle says.   

The key components in Australian kunzea target the source of the pain by deeply penetrating layers of skin to help promote the body’s own healing process. “I believe it could be the greatest essential oil Australia has ever produced. I also believe we are only just beginning to see the many uses and benefits kunzea oil has,” she adds.   

Both Hayden and his mum are very fond of what they call Tasmania’s best kept secret.

Michelle says: “I have become particularly passionate about kunzea ambigua oil and use with all clients now who have any inflammatory conditions whether it be muscles and joints or systemic inflammation such as endometriosis or gastritis. The powerful benefits of essential oils can penetrate through the soles of the feet bringing balance to mind and body.  

“Our research indicates people are willing to try an active, natural alternative; and kunzea has a safer organic composition than most active ingredients used in natural pain relief products (such as eucalyptus, peppermint, menthol). This means that even customers with sensitive skin often use our products without having an adverse reaction (we always advise to spot check first),” she concludes.  

For product information and to order online go to or email [email protected]



Michelle is co-founder with her son Hayden, Zea Relief, the first topical pain relief product to contain a little known Tasmanian oil, kunzea, proven to help treat arthritis and joint pain naturally. Zea Relieve is the first topical pain relief product to contain kunzea as the key active ingredient to be listed as a ‘therapeutic good’ in Australia. 


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