Agonis Fragrans (Fragonia)

Agonis fragrans

Agonis fragrans is a relatively new oil from Australia. It was first introduced to aromatherapists in 2006.

Agonis Fragrans or Coarse Tea Tree is found on the South Coast of Western Australia. The plant is a small shrub with fragrant white foliage. Agonis fragrans belongs to the Myrtaceae family. It is a small lignotuberous shrub growing up to 2.5 metres.

The aroma of Agonis Fragransa is clean, refreshing, delicately camphoraceous with a hint of citrus and a balsamic undertone. It blends well with most other essential oils. Agonis Fragrans is a safe, non-toxic essential oil and is safe for use with children and the elderly.

Agonis fragrans essential oil is extracted via steam distillation of the stems and branches. 

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Agonis fragrans essential oil has powerful balancing properties.

It’s antimicrobial activity is similar to tea tree but it is a gentler oil on the skin.

It is considered to be an excellent treatment for topical infections such as acne or impetigo, for fungal infections such as tinea and viral infections such as cold sores.

Physically the presence of 1.8 cineol makes it a great inhalation oil. It’s expectorant  properties are not as powerful and aggressive as Eucalyptus, it is still very useful in a steam inhalation treatment for colds, flu, and other head and chest infections. Being gentler makes it good for use with children.

It has analgesic and anti inflammatory properties.

From the chemistry approach, the striking element is the extremely well-balanced composition of the oil.

Agonis fragrans essential oil is also good for tired joints or muscles.

 

Approx Constitution Ranges of Agonis fragrans Essential Oil

alpha-pinene                                        22-27%
beta-pinene                                            1-2%
limonene                                                 2-3%
para-cymene                                          2-4%
1,8 cineole                                            27-33%
linalool                                                    7-13%
terpinene-4-ol                                         2-5%
alpha-terpineol                                        5-8%
myrtenol                                                  3-5%

Optical rotation@ 20C: +12.5
Relative Density@ 20C: 0.900
Refractive index @ 20C: 1.469

The calming aroma of Agonis fragrans with its multitude of versatile properties make this a valued product.

Great in burners and air freshening products for its fresh clean odour with expectorant and anti-bacterial properties.

It’s expectorant  properties are not as powerful and aggressive as Eucalyptus, but it is still very useful in a steam inhalation treatment for colds, flu, and other head and chest infections. Being gentler makes it good for use with children. This makes it a powerful ingredient in expectorant blends and products.

This Middle Note oil has such a calming and fresh odour – making it great in aromatherapy products.

Attractive perfume odour.

Great in bath products and massage blends.