Scientific name: Leptospermum scoparium
Oil origin: Leaves
Extraction: Steam distillation
Aroma: Herbaceous, Sweet
Odor strength: Medium
Origin: New Zealand
Manuka essential oil is a relative to Tea Tree oil. Manuka oil is great to use in natural deodorant formulations due to its odor neutralizing qualities. Just like it's relative Tea Tree oil, Manuka leaves and the oil distilled from them are said to speed up the healing process. This is made possible due to its ability to speed up the formation of scar tissue. Diffusing Manuka oil not only creates a soothing environment but it also masks unpleasant odors.
The scientific name of Manuka is Leptospermum Scoparium and its essential oil is sometimes priced higher than the legendary and respected Australian Tea Tree oil, due to its impressive variety of medicinal applications. Its essential oil is derived from the leaves of Manuka through steam distillation. The main components of this oil are caryophyllene, geraniol, pinene, humulene, linalool, and leptospermone. There is another strange thing about this oil. The concentration of the components in this oil varies with the height of the tree where the leaves were extracted.
Manuka essential oil is antiseptic, analgesic, antifungal, sedative, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, astringent. antibiotic, and antiviral.
The above statements have not been evaluated by the FDA
This information is for educational purposes only, it is not intended to treat, cure, prevent or, diagnose any disease or condition. Nor is it intended to prescribe in any way. This information is for educational purposes only and may not be complete, nor may its data be accurate.
Safety precautions: Extremely potent use with care. Consult a professional reference for correct dilution ratios prior to application.
Avoid in pregnancy and lactation. Keep away from eye area. Keep out of reach of children.
|Uses||Skincare, Respiratory, Antibacterial / Antiviral|
|Aroma||Earthy / Herbaceous|