|Common name ||Manuka Oil, NZ Tea Tree Oil |
|Botanical name ||Leptospermum scoparium |
|Description ||Light yellow oil with a characteristic earthy, musky odour |
|Main GC components ||Flavesone, leptospermone, isoleptospermone, caryophyllene, copaene, cubebene, pinene |
|Plant parts used ||Leaves and twigs |
|Extraction method ||Steam distillation |
|Certification ||Conventional |
|Region of origin ||New Zealand (East Cape) |
Manuka is an evergreen shrub native to New Zealand which has a long history of medicinal use by Maori. European settlers too discovered the virtues of the herb and even used it as a substitute for tea hence its other name, 'Tea Tree'. Manuka Honey, produced by bees from Manuka flowers is now highly prized for its well-documented healing properties
In several studies, Manuka oil has been shown to be a powerful natural anti-microbial agent even against formidable bacteria such as MRSA. This is largely thought to be due to certain compounds known as Triketones. Triketones are found in all Manuka oils but are highest in those from trees grown in the East Cape and Nelson regions of New Zealand. This makes it useful topically for bacterial and fungal problems with skin, nails and feet. Despite it's powerful properties, Manuka oil is also gentle enough to be used neat.
BLENDS WELL WITH
Clary sage, Clove, Geranium and Lavender.
PRODUCT SPECIFICATION SHEET
- Consultation with a suitably qualified practitioner is recommended prior to use
- For external use only.
- Not recommended for use during pregnancy
- Perform a patch test prior to use