Today’s spotlight is on Manuka Essential Oil. If you’re a fan of tea tree for it’s antibacterial action, you’ll be excited to discover this sweet little oil. Manuka essential oil is distilled from the leaves of the flowering manuka bush. Manuka honey, famous for its immunity boosting quality, comes from bees feeding on the flowers. Such an health giving plant – In New Zealand, the whole bush is used by the Maori people as an important part of their indigenous medicine (1)
Manuka essential oil is a potent antiseptic, its very good at keeping your skin clean and clear – especially against bacteria and fungus. (2) Its wonderful for sanitising, much like tea tree oil. What’s very special about Manuka, is that it has an added sweet touch of anti-inflammatory and analgesic action.