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East Cape Mānuka Essential Oil 10ml

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Name: Mānuka (East Cape - North Island)

Scientific Name: Leptospermum scoparium

Method of extraction: Steam distillation

Part of plant: Leaves and twigs

Country of origin: New Zealand (East Cape)

Mānuka is the name given by the Māori to Leptospermum scoparium, a native tree of New Zealand. Our Mānuka oil is grown near Gisborne District, a famous area that produces the strongest oils in medicinal properties.

This rongoā māori is known to be more powerful than the honey version and the oil works well against bacteria, making it one of the strongest antimicrobial agent for skincare. Different from Tea Tree, one of the most used oil used in aromatherapy, Mānuka essential oil can be applied neat on the skin.

Manuka essential oil is derived from the leaves and branches of the Manuka tree, which is native to New Zealand. It has a strong, herbaceous aroma and is known for its natural antimicrobial, antifungal, and anti-inflammatory properties. Manuka essential oil is commonly used in natural remedies to help support healthy respiratory function and to soothe skin irritations. It can also be used in aromatherapy to promote relaxation and relieve stress.

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Main Components

b-Triketone (21.7%)



A study was conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of the essential oil against the Herpes virus. The results showed an efficacy of more than 95% in inhibiting virus replication in vitro. [1] 


The combination of the antimicrobial and healing actions of Manuka essential oil is what makes it so special for skincare.  East Cape Mānuka oil is indicated in cases of cystic, hormonal acne by reducing redness, dry patches and oily skin. Some studies shown that Manuka oil has more antibacterial properties than Tea Tree oil [2]. 

The potency of its antimicrobial properties is what makes this oil such a superstar at healing various skin conditions , from burns and scars to painful skin disorders like eczema. It can help clear infections from scrapes or cuts, too. 


Not recommended during pregnancy, breastfeeding and in children under 3 years old.

It is recommended to test it on a small area of ​​the forearm at least a day before use to check for possible irritation.

How to use

Always perform a maximum concentration of 20%, carrying out a test on the arm before using it and associated with a carrier oil.

Avoid direct use on the skin as it can cause a sensation of local anesthesia, heat and cold, and be irritating.


[1] Reichling, Jürgen & Koch, Christine & Stahl-Biskup, Elisabeth & Sojka, Cornelia & Schnitzler, Paul. (2006). Virucidal Activity of a β-Triketone-Rich Essential Oil of Leptospermum scoparium (Manuka Oil) Against HSV-1 and HSV-2 in Cell Culture. Planta medica. 71. 1123-7. 10.1055/s-2005-873175. 

[2] Institute of Pharmaceutical / Biology and Hygiene Institute, University of Heidelberg, Germany Hospital of the University of Zurich, Switzerland. (2013). Independent Test Comparisons of New Zealand Manuka vs Australian Tea Tree Essential Oils.