The creative strategies used by aromatic plants like Manuka to survive and thrive are complex, innovative and adaptable. These life-affirming qualities are beneficial to everyone - aromatically, physically and metaphorically - making Manuka a great ally for health and well-being. More
Manuka essential oil, also commonly known as New Zealand tea tree oil, is steam distilled from the leaves and twigs of the flowering shrub Leptospermum scoparium ct East Cape. Manuka has been prized for centuries by the Maori people who are native to New Zealand, where the low shrub originated.
There are three phenotypes of Manuka native to New Zealand, and only one of these is rich in the highly sought after triketones. In fact, Manuka essential oil is famous for its high triketone content, which is specific to the Eastern Cape of New Zealand, where the tree's ability to cope with harsh environmental conditions is legendary.
Triketones are key antagonists of Gram-positive bacteria (more so than Tea Tree) and are present at elevated levels only in Manuka, found in the unique ecosystem of the East Cape.
Uses of Manuka oil
Although the plant is sometimes called Tea Tree, Manuka oil differs in composition, source and origin from the ubiquitous and widely sold Tea Tree. Like Tea Tree oil, however, Manuka oil has many great uses on the skin, including soothing red, inflamed areas and calming irritation caused by natural pests. Helping with skin regeneration, itching, acne and even muscle pain, Manuka oil is a must-have in the medicine cabinet. Manuka oil is also being researched for its anti-aging effects and antioxidant activity against UV-induced skin inflammation. This essential oil is also a great choice for immune system support and can even help the body maintain normal reactions to allergens. Manuka essential oil is considered broad spectrum for fighting viral and fungal infections, making it excellent for reducing unwanted microbial activity.
Emotionally and energetically, Manuka essential oil uplifts and energizes. This essential oil refreshes the mind, body and spirit and helps reduce emotional and physical fatigue. Manuka oil is also a great choice for promoting calm and helping with sleep problems.
How to use
The oil is suitable to use for aromatherapy.
The oil can be used to enrich beauty creams, for bathing or massage.
This is a cosmetic product, not intended for internal use.