Fragonia Essential Oil (Taxandria fragrans)


Fragonia may also be referred to as Agonis Fragrans. It is typically processed using steam or hydro distillation as a method for extracting oil from the twigs, branches, and leaves.


Both the botanical names of Agonis fragrans and Taxandria fragrans are used to denote Fragonia Essential Oil.

Essential Facts

  • Aroma Description:

    Camphoraceous Fresh Medicinal Slightly citrus Slightly floral Slightly sweet Woody

  • Common Name(s): Agonis Fragrans
  • Synonyms(s) for Taxandria fragrans: Agonis fragrans

  • Botanical Family: Myrtaceae
  • Botanical Genus: Taxandria
  • Chemical Family: Monoterpenes, Monoterpenols, Oxides
  • Major Compounds: Typically contains terpene hydrocarbons, 1,8-cineole (23-33%), a-pinene (22-31%), linalool (6-13%) and b-terpineol (5-8%)
  • Perfumery Note: Top/Middle
  • Consistency: Thin
  • Strength of Initial Aroma: Medium
  • Aroma chemistry: Following are the percentage ranges of these constituents: a-pinene (23.0 - 29%), 1.8-cineole (26.6 – 32.5%), terpinen-4-ol (3.0 – 4.3%), b-pinene (1.5 - 1.8%), linalool (8.00 – 12.4%), a-terpineol (5.4 – 7.6%), myrcene (1.4 – 2.2%), r-cymene (1.6 - 2.9%), myrtenol (3.1 – 4.5%), limonene (2.3 - 2.5%), g-terpinene (1.3 – 3.3%), geraniol (0.5 – 1.6%)
  • Color: Clear to Pale Yellow
  • Indigenous Country: South Western Australia
  • Cultivation: Unsprayed
  • Processing Methods: Steam or Hydro Distillation
  • Part Typically Used: Twigs, branches, and leaves
  • Shelf Life: 5 years
  • Vegan Vegan

Essential Details

Cautions & Safety

Cautions when using Fragonia:

Tisserand and Young warn that due to its a-Pinine content (approximately 20-28%), old and oxidized Fragonia should not be used and that careful storage, preferably in the refrigerator is recommended. Reading Tisserand and Young's full profile is recommended. [Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young, Essential Oil Safety (Second Edition. United Kingdom: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, 2014), 286-287.]

Safety Precautions for Fragonia:

No known specific safety concerns associated with this oil. This is a very balanced and safe oil. Very mild and safe on most skin types.

Do not take any oils internally and do not apply undiluted essential oils, absolutes, CO2s or other concentrated essences onto the skin without advanced essential oil knowledge or consultation from a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. If you are pregnant, epileptic, have liver damage, have cancer, or have any other medical problem, use oils only under the proper guidance of a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. Use extreme caution when using oils with children and be sure to first read the recommended dilution ratios for children. Consult a qualified aromatherapy practitioner before using oils with children, the elderly, if you have medical issues or are taking medications. For in-depth information on oil safety issues, read Essential Oil Safety by Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young.