Manuka (Leptospermum scoparium)


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Obtained by steam distillation of the leaves and terminal branches. Colour clear with a light yellow tone. Odour is best described as medium, sweet and gentle, with woody similar to cedar undertones. Not as odifereous as Australian Tea Tree.

A small bushy native shrub that grows wild and abundantly through New Zealand. Liking areas of acidic and low nutrient soils, from sand dunes to mountainous regions. The branches and leaves are covered in silky white hairs, which release essential oil when rubbed. The word Manuka comes from the Maori term meaning nervousness or anxiety. Manuka is renowned for its use as a tea substitute by sailors visiting Aotearoa, hence the name ‘tea-tree’ became known, although Manuka is quite different from Tea-Tree.

Researched reports have indicated that Manuka is at least twice as effective as Australian Tea Tree oil against gram positive bacteria (staphlococcus and streptococcus). Manuka has a strong natural anti-bacterial qualities similar to Australian Tea Tree and can be used with all ages, from infant to elderly.

Ingredients: Leptospermum Scoparium Branch/Leaf Oil

Botanical name: Leptospermum scoparium

Common name: Manuka

Plant part: Leaves and twigs

Extraction method: Steam distilled

Common uses: Manuka essential oil has been known for its analgesic properties and has traditionally been used to relieve muscular aches and pain.

Note: Middle

Strength of aroma: Medium

Aromatic scent: Spicy, herbaceous and fresh aroma.

Caution: Non-toxic, non-irritating and non-sensitising. Avoid during pregnancy.

* * Please use with caution, as it may, in some individuals, produce a mild irritancy to the skin but has a low irritancy compared to Australian tea tree oil. * *

Blends Well With

Basil (Ocimum basilicum)
Bergamot (Citrus bergamia)
Black Pepper (Piper nigrum)
Cedarwood Himalayan (Cedrus deodara)
Chamomile – Roman (Anthemis nobilis)
Cinnamon Bark (Cinnamomum verum)
Clary Sage (Salvia sclarea)
Clove Bud (Syzygium aromaticum)
Cypress (Cupressus sempervirens)
Elemi (Canarium luzonicum)
Eucalyptus – Australiana (Eucalyptus radiata)
Geranium (Pelargonium graveolens)
Grapefruit Pink (Citrus paradisi)
Juniper Berry (Juniperus communis)
Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)
Lemon (Citrus limon)
Marjoram Sweet (Origanum majorana)
Nutmeg (Myristica fragrans)
Patchouli (Pogostemon cablin)
Peppermint (Mentha X piperita)
Petitgrain (Citrus aurantium amara)
Pine (Pinus sylvestris)
Plai (Zingiber cassumunar)
Rose Damask Absolute (Rosa x damascena)
Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis)
Sage (Salvia officinalis)
Sandalwood – Australian (Santalum spicatum)
Sandalwood – Indian (Santalum album)
Spearmint (Mentha spicata linne)
Tea Tree (Melaleuca alternifolia)
Thyme (Thymus vulgaris)
Vetiver (Chrysopogon zizanioides)
Ylang Ylang (Cananga odorata)

Aromatic Families

Medicinal, Herbal


Powerfully diffusive, fresh, spicy, penetrating, herbaceous aroma with a distinctive tangy green sweetness.

Aromatic Note

Middle to Top

Certificate of Analysis


Not Known.

Additional information

Bottle Size

5mL, 10mL, 50mL, 100mL

Important Notes: Information on the traditional uses and properties of herbs and essential oils are provided on this site for historical and educational purposes only, and is not intended as medical advice. If you have any serious health concerns, you should always check with your health care practitioner before self-administering herbs or essential oils.

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