100% pure therapeutic grade
Botanical name: Leptospermum scoparium
Plant part: leaves and seeds
Extraction method: steam distilled
Origin: New Zealand
Description: Manuka is one of three teatrees indigenous to Australia and New Zealand. Manuka essential oil from NZ has been confirmed as having the highest antimicrobial activity.
Colour: clear with a light yellow tone
Common uses: manuka oil has antibacterial, antifungal, anti-acne, anti-inflammatory, antihistamine, and anti-allergenic propeties. It has practical applications with chicken pox, cold sores, insect bites and warts.
Strength of aroma: medium
Blends well with: lavandin, lavender, clary sage, rosemary, pine, geranium, marjoram and spice oils.
Aromatic scent: woodsy, cedar-like smell that is not as sharp as teatree.
History: The manuka tree has long been valued for its healing properties by the Maori. Infusions and poultices were made from the leaves and inner bark. The seeds and sap were chewed. The manuka tree also produces a nectar that bees turn into a rich amber honey known for its curative properties.
Important note: The information provided is for educational purposes only. It is not considered complete and is not guaranteed to be accurate.
Cautions: Very potent and not to be used on sensitive skin. Avoid use during pregnancy.
General safety information: Do not take any oils internally.
Do not apply undiluted essential oils, absolutes, CO2s or other concentrated essences onto the skin.
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 give children only the gentlest oils at extremely low doses.
It is safest to consult a qualified aromatherapy practitioner before using oils with children.
A skin patch test should be conducted prior to using an oil that you've never used before.
Everyday, super simple uses for essential oils
Essential oils are used to fragrance soap (2%-3%), balms (0.5%), skin creams and butters (0.5%).