Manuka Essential Oil
Manuka essential oil
INCI: Leptospermum scoparium.
Oil distilled from wild crafted leaves.
Origin: New Zealand.
A similar fragrance to tea tree oil but softer and sweeter. Extracted from the plant favoured by bees producing the renowned Manuka honey.
Its antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal properties makes it suitable for use in skincare products for infections of the skin. In particular it can be an important ingredient in foot creams, gels for problem skin and body wraps for overall health.
Manuka also eases aching muscles and joints and so can be added to a base massage oil. Has also been used this way to help ME sufferers. It is also used to tone sensitive skin to make it less prone to over-reactions.
Can be added to base shampoos and base hair conditioners for dandruff and itchy scalp.
Caution: Possible sensitization in some individuals. We recommend a patch test (dilute the essential oil in a cream or carrier oil first) before using any new skincare preparation. As with virtually all essential oils it should not be used neat on the skin nor be taken internally!
If you are not familiar with the use of essential oils please read our Essential Oils - Important Safety Points.
2.5ml (in 10ml bottle), 5ml (in 10ml bottle) or 10ml brown glass bottle with dropper cap. Larger sizes available on request.