Botanical Name: Leptospermum scoparium
Extraction Method: Steam Distillation
Country of Origin: New Zealand
Product Description: Manuka essential oil is dervived from the leaves, twigs and branches of Leptospermum scoparium which belong to Myrtaceae family. Manuka oil comes from the same family of plants as that of Tea tree, Eucalyptus, Myrtle and Kanuka. It is also known as New Zealand Tea Tree Essential Oil The tree originates in New Zealand and the healing properties of this oil have been enjoyed by the natives for hundreds of years.
Manuka Oil is known to be antibacterial, anti-fungal, anti-histaminic, anti-allergenic, anti-dandruff and good for insect bites. It has a light, sweet and herbaceous aroma and has stronger antioxidant property than Tea tree.
Treats Dry scalp: Manuka essential oil restores moisture in the scalp and prevents it from drying. It balances the production of oil on the scalp and fights with off infections which causes redness and itchiness. The anti-microbial properties of Manuka oil kills bacteria, yeast and fungus which irritates the scalp.
Reduces acne: The antibacterial properties of Manuka essential oil helps treat blemishes. Manuka oil drastically reduces the growth of bacteria and thus helps in preventing growth of acne.
Promotes wound healing: Manuka essential oil is not only useful for disinfecting wounds but also speeds up scar tissue healing. It also promotes growth of new cells in the body. When topically applied, it forms a protective scar tissue layer on skin which inhibits the growth of infection inside the wound. It also helps fade scars over time.
Fights inflammation: Manuka oil is known to fight inflammation in the body. It helps to protect skin from UV induced inflammation by soothing the surface and reduces swelling. It also helps in fighting off inflammation caused by insect bites and stings and prevents the toxins from spreading.
Get rid of Body Odour: Manuka essential oil acts as a deodorant which drives away odor-causing bacteria that feeds on sweat.
Promotes Relaxation: Manuka oil is great for promoting relaxation and calming nerves.
Product Color: Clear to yellow
Blends well with: Basil, Bergamot, Chamomile Roman, Clary Sage, Cypress, Eucalyptus, Geranium, Lavender, Lemon, Marjoram, Patchouli, Peppermint, Petitgrain, Rosemary, Sage, Sandalwood, Tea Tree, and Thyme.
Caution: Avoid during pregnancy and with sensitive skin. It can cause possible sensitization in some individuals, so use in very low concentration only. It is important to note that all Essential Oils are extremely concentrated in nature and if to be applied on the skin or body, should always be diluted upto a maximum dosage of 4% in a suitable carrier oil.