Manuka Essential Oil
Botanical Name: Leptospermum scoparium
Origin: New Zealand
Aroma: Camphoraceous, woody
Perfume Note: Top to middle
Method of Extraction: Steam distilled
Source: Leaves and stems
Blends Well With: Basil, bergamot, black pepper, chamomile german, chamomile roman, clary sage, cypress, eucalyptus essential Oils, geranium, grapefruit, lavender, lemon, litsea cubeba, marjoram, orange, peppermint, petitgrain, pine, ravensara, rosemary, sage, sandalwood, tea tree essential oils
Description and Uses: Manuka is a bushy plant with small spiky leaves and pink flowers indigenous to New Zealand. The oil is antibacterial and antifungal. Because of its spectrum, particularly against such bacteria as staphylococcus and streptococcus, and fungi such as T. mentagrophytes, it is ideal for topical applications.
Research carried out in both Britain and New Zealand by the Cawthron Institute and Waikato University has shown Manuka essential oil to have a broad spectrum antibiotic action. Manuka essential oil is said to be useful for athlete's foot, ringworm and acne, and is often used in soaps, creams, shampoos, "tissue wipes" and antiseptic gels.
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