properties of the Australian Tea Tree Oil. Many are not aware that New Zealand
has its own native Tea Tree, the ‘Manuka Tree’ which also has very specific healing
properties. They both belong to the same family Myrtaceae, and the
essential oils of the family are mostly from eucalyptus and melaleuca trees. The antibacterial effectiveness of Manuka oil is approximately
30 times more potent than the Australian Tea Tree.
abundant shrub or small tree. It is a bushy plant with small spiky leaves that
bears white or pink flowers. It is fast growing and has leaves rich in oil. The essential oil is found in little
pockets inside the leaves, which are broken to release the aroma. The
leaves are wild harvested from naturally regenerating stands of Manuka and the
oil is then slowly extracted through steam distillation.
of a broad spectrum of health conditions. It has anti-bacterial, anti-fungal,
anti-viral, anti-septic and anti-inflammatory properties. The main components of this oil are caryophyllene,
geraniol, pinene, humulene, linalol and leptospermone.
and fungi which can cause Athlete’s foot, Toenail Fungus and other foot
infections. Apply a few drops with a cotton ball twice daily and cover your
feet with a cotton wrap or cotton socks. Repeat this process four to five times
a week. Continue to apply for 5 days after signs of infection have disappeared.
system and those who suffer from stress and anxiety. Manuka Oil gives a relaxed
feeling by fighting depression, anger, stress, anxiety, nervous afflictions,
nature. Massage into area of pain to soothe and alleviate the pain and
stiffness. Simply add 10-15 drops of oil in your bath water and soak for 15 to
20 minutes. Repeat three to four times a week.
10 drops of oil in your bath water. For foot odor, soak your feet in 2-qts
lukewarm water with 6 to 8 drops of oil.
scalp, degeneration of the scalp, and infections. Add 3 to 5 drops to your
shampoo and conditioner and massage into wet hair. Leave on for five minutes,
may help with respiratory conditions. Add one tablespoon of Manuka Oil in one
quart of boiling water. Turn off the stove and then cover your head with a
towel and inhale the steam for about five minutes.
immune system to fight off infectious diseases. It is a strong antiseptic oil that
is able to excrete toxins of the body. Apply to lymph nodes to fortify immune
system at first signs of cold.
sting. This will help reduce the pain and swelling.
range of micro-organisms. It can be beneficial for a number of skin conditions
such as acne, skin rashes, cuts, eczema, psoriasis, ringworm, abrasions,
sunburn, insect bites and canker sores. Simply wash the affected area and apply
a small amount of Manuka Oil three to four times daily.
infections and UTI’s. Drink Manuka tea two to three times daily. You can
prepare Manuka tea by steeping Manuka leaves for five to seven minutes into one
cup of boiling water.
very beneficial in controlling acne. Wash
affected area and apply to problem area.
laundry. Simply add a teaspoon of oil to each load of laundry.
form. It is also being added to antibacterial hand and body washes, soaps,
shampoos and conditioners, facial masks, peels, cleanser and creams.
moderation. It may be possible that some people may be allergic to Manuka Oil.
Stop the use of the oil if you notice any skin reactions and consult your