Manuka Essential Oil

£15.23 £59.78 inc VAT

Extracted by distillation of the leaves, Manuka has a cleansing but pleasantly sweet aroma that is delicate and subtle. Manuka is calming and circulatory. Used as an everyday tonic.

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Description

Manuka | Latin Name: Leptospermum Scoparium | Family: Myrtaceae | Extraction: Distillation | Plant Part: Leaves

Manuka Essential oil is a pale yellow oil with an antiseptic but pleasantly sweet aroma that is delicate and subtle.

It is a small shrub that grows in the bush at fairly high altitudes.  It has alternate leaf formation and bears white flowers in spring.  A distant relative of tea tree. The wood was often used for tool handles. the sawdust imparts a delicious flavour when used for smoking meats and fish. It is cultivated in New Zealand for honey, produced when honeybees gather the nectar from its flowers, and for the pharmaceutical industry. It is also used for carving. An essential is produced by steam distillation of its leaves.

 

Blends

Blends well with: Geranium, Wild Thyme, Rosemary and Canadian Balsam.

Manuka is a MIDDLE note – Essential Oil Notes & Odours

Properties

Antiseptic, antimicrobial, analgesic, anti-inflammatory, tonic to the hormonal system and the liver, circulatory, bronchial. Used to treat bronchitis, asthma, aches and pains, coughs and colds, irregular periods and arthritis. Useful as a general stimulant and tonic.

Essential Oil Properties & Meanings

Herbal & Folk Tradition

The Maori people use this oil for bronchitis, rheumatism and infection by making poultices from the leaves and distilling the oil.

Safety Data & MSDS

No known contra-indications.  Can be used neat on the skin. Manuka is anti-histaminic.

Geraniol, linalool and other alcohols (50%), terpenes and sesquiterpenes (40%)

Manuka MSDS
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