Manuka Essential Oil
This manuka essential oil is extracted from the tree with the botanical name Leptospermum scoparium. Historically the Maori people used all of the plant in their medicinal practices.
What does manuka oil smell like?
A sweet, woody aroma.
Which part of the plant provides the oil?
The leaves and seeds.
Where has manuka essential oil been sourced from?
This manuka oil is produced in New Zealand.
How is manuka essential oil extracted?
Manuka oil is extracted by steam distillation.
This involves using steam from boiling water to extract the essential oil from the plant.
The heat from the steam causes the plant’s cell walls to open allowing the essential oil to be released.
What other oils blend well with manuka essential oil?
Manuka oil blends well with clary sage, clove, geranium, lavender, marjoram, nutmeg, pine, rosemary and ylang ylang.
How can I benefit from manuka essential oil?
If you don’t like tea tree oil because of it’s strong medicinal smell, why not try manuka instead.
Manuka oil with it’s antiseptic properties is good to use on scratches, scrapes, boils and spots.
It works well as an insect repellent as well as being an effective treatment for insect bites and stings.
It can also be used to combat stress, fatigue and anxiety.
As well as its antiseptic qualities, it is useful as an anti-inflammatory, helpful with muscular aches and pains.
Are there precautions I should know about?
Not recommended for women who are pregnant.Manuka oil uses: Topical applications for skin, fungal conditions, topical anti-histamine and cosmetic use.