A small compact shrub of approximately 2.5 metres tall, with a fine leafed Tea Tree -like shrub native to the South West of Western Australia. It has erect flowering branches with fine rigid leaves, and dense small white clusters of flowers. When the leaves are crushed or torn, they emit a powerful peppermint or eucalyptus-like odour. It has a very pleasant aroma, less of a medicinal aroma than common Tea Tree Oil. It has significant anti-bacterial properties, and is a good toning and stimulating essence.
Commonly referred to as Coarse Tea Tree, the Fragonia has long been used in the cut flower industry, both for fresh and dried flower arrangements. Harvesting the flowers, typically begins for the first half of the calendar year, which the terminal branchlets are collected and the oils is extracted through steam distillation.
Safety Precautions : Flammable.
Blends well with : Eucalyptus, Lemon Myrtle, Myrtle, Niaouli, Rosemary and Tea Tree.
FACTS : The Greek word derived from Agonis, is 'Agon', meaning 'gathering' or 'collection'. This is referred to the tightly clustered flowers. Traditional and historic uses have not been documented, only recently, since the turn of the Century, has there been some investigation and investment into this oil.