East Cape Red Manuka is an essential oil produced from sustainably gathered wild shrubbery of Leptospermum scoparium from the coastal region of New Zealand North Island. Manuka essential oil can be hard to find and it is rapidly gaining in popularity due to its array of therapeutic benefits.
Our fresh Red Manuka essential oil is a Premium Quality steam distillation with high content of triketones. Manuka oil contains unique triketones and these interesting molecules are what provide Manuka with its outstanding antimicrobial properties. Published clinical studies have demonstrated Manuka's broad spectrum efficacy against gram positive bacteria, particularly staphylococcus and streptococcus bacilli, as well as the fungi trichophyton mentagrophytes.
Red Manuka is indicated by Aromatherapists for stiff muscle and joint pain relief, sedative and immune tonic properites. With its exceptional antiseptic and anti-inflammatory quality, Manuka has also been shown to help manage acne and other skin disorders. Try inhalation to ease a variety of respiratory issues. Some refer to this oil as New Zealand Tea Tree oil. While Manuka oil shares similarities to Tea Tree therapeutically, many would agree that it's unique, fresh herbaceous aroma is more pleasant.
Botanical Latin Name: Leptospermum scoparium
Country of Origin: New Zealand
Plant Parts: Leaves and twig tips
- Cultivation Method: Wildcrafted
- Method of Extraction: Steam distillation
Blends Well With: Basil, Bergamot, Cedarwood, Chamomile, Clary Sage, Cypress, Eucalyptus, Geranium, Grapefruit, Lavender, Lemon, Marjoram, Orange, Peppermint, Pine, Rosemary, Tea Tree