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, and tea tree essential oils
Description and Uses: Manuka is a bushy plant with small spiky leaves and pink flowers that is indigenous to New Zealand. The oil is antibacterial and antifungal. It is particularly useful against bacteria such as staphylococcus and streptococcus, and fungi such as T. mentagrophytes, making it 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.
Recipes Using Manuka Essential Oil:
Healthy Mouth Blend:
10 drops Peppermint essential oil
5 drops Spearmint essential oil
5 drops Cinnamon essential oil
5 drops Clove essential oil
5 drops Manuka essential oil
5 drops Lemon essential oil
Blend these together, and add to 8 oz of water. We recommend adding a few drops of carrier oil (such as almond or jojoba) to the water to help disperse the essential oils. If you use just water you’ll need to shake well each time before using. After brushing, add a few drops to your toothbrush and gently brush teeth and gums. Rinse and spit–do NOT swallow! Or, use as a mouth rinse after brushing. You can adjust the strength to your taste by making the essential oil concentration stronger or more diluted.
Disclaimer: The information provided here is for educational purposes only, and not intended to treat, prescribe, cure, or diagnose any disease or condition. This information is not intended as a substitute for consulting with your physician or other health care provider. Dreaming Earth Botanicals is not responsible for any adverse effects or consequences resulting from the use of any of the suggestions, preparations, or procedures discussed. All matters pertaining to your physical health should be supervised by a health care professional. Keep all aromatherapy products out of reach of children.