Manuka Essential Oil

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Manuka Essential Oil

Manuka is one of three tea trees indigenous to both Australia and New Zealand. Manuka essential oil from The East Cape region of New Zealand has been confirmed as having the highest antimicrobial activity. There is evidence indicating that it is up to 20 times more potent than Australian tea tree oil (Melaleuca alternifolia).


Botanical Name: Leptospermum Scoparium
Origin: New Zealand
Family: Myrtaceae
Plant Part: Leaves and seeds
Extraction Method: Steam Distillation
Note: Top to Middle
Colour: Clear with a Light yellow tone
Consistency: Medium and slightly oily
Aromatic Scent: Manuka essential oil has a woodsy, cedar like smell that is much warmer than Tea tree.
Aromatic Strength: Medium
Blends Well With: Much like Tea Tree essential oil, Manuka oil blends well with Lavandin, Lavender, Clary-sage, Rosemary, Oak moss, Pine, Cananga, Geranium, Marjoram and spice oils, particularly clove and nutmeg.
History: Manuka has long been valued for its healing properties by the Maori people - the indigenous people of 'Aotearoa' (New Zealand ) . Infusions and poultices were made from the leaves and inner bark and the seed capsules and sap were chewed. Early European migrants produced a tea from Manuka leaves for refreshment and health. The Manuka tree also produces a nectar that the bees turn into a rich amber honey. This is also known for its curative properties.


Never use pure oils on the skin without diluting, never use internally, keep away from children and eyes, always check if there are any medical issues which could cause a problem. Seek help if you have any doubts.
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