Manuka essential oil, NZ

NZ $15.00

100% pure


Essential Oils: J - O


Manuka essential oil, NZ


Leptospermum scoparium




Clear to pale yellow


Woodsy, cedar-like smell that is not as sharp as teatree

Plant part used

Leaves and seeds

Extraction method

Steam distillation




New Zealand


Oil and alcohol

Usage rate

Skincare : 0.1 - 1%
Soapmaking: 1 - 3 %



Blends well with

Lavandin, lavender, clary sage, rosemary, pine, geranium, marjoram, spice oils



Palm oil


Animal tested



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.

History: The manuka tree has long been valued for its healing properties by 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.

Strength of aroma: medium

Common uses 

Aromatherapy: Manuka oil may be used in aromatherapy to create a calming and relaxing environment. The aroma of the oil could potentially help reduce stress, anxiety, and promote a sense of well-being.

Air freshening: Manuka essential oil has a pleasant and uplifting scent. It can be added to diffusers, potpourri, or homemade room sprays to freshen the air and eliminate odours.

Cleaning agent: Some essential oils, including manuka oil, potentially have antimicrobial properties. Adding a few drops of manuka oil to homemade cleaning solutions might help disinfect surfaces and eliminate germs.

Insect repellent: Manuka oil's aroma might help keep insects like mosquitoes and flies at bay when used in diffusers or mixed with carrier oils for topical application.

Mood enhancement: The aroma of manuka essential oil might positively impact mood and emotional well-being. Incorporating it into self-care routines, such as in baths or massages, could contribute to a more uplifting experience.

Potpourri and crafts: Manuka essential oil's pleasant aroma makes it a potential ingredient in potpourri blends and crafting projects.

Safety data: Very potent and not to be used on sensitive skin. Avoid use during pregnancy.

Packaging - See our blog on our commitment to sustainable packaging.
Our essential oils come in amber glass bottles with dripulator caps:
5ml and 20ml with an 18 neck dripulator cap, either white or black, depending on stock availability.
30ml, 50ml, 100ml, 250ml, with a 28 neck white dripulator cap (except for oils that are too thick for a dripulator, which have a black open pour cap).
500g and 1kg options come in an aluminium bottle; 5L comes in a plastic jerrycan.
If you need precise drops for your products we suggest you buy our 5ml or 20ml dropper bottles and transfer the oils or buy our disposable or glass pipettes

Important note: The information provided is for educational purposes only. It is not considered complete and is not guaranteed to be accurate.

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.



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