Manuka Essential Oil

Essential Oil Profile

Manuka

Leptospermum scoparium

Countries of Origin

Australia and New Zealand

Plant Family

Myrtaceae

Main Chemical Components (1)

Leptospermone 8.7-19.4%

(E)- Calamenene .6-18.5%

Alpha Pinene 1.3-11%

Cadina- 3,5-diene 3.0-10%

Gamma- Cadinene 4.8-7.2%

Extraction Method and Plant Part

Steam distilled from the leaves of the plant.

About the Oil

                Color- very light yellow

                Aroma-  earthy and herbaceous yet sweet  

About the Plant

Leptospermum scoparium is an evergreen Shrub growing to 16ft by 9ft at a medium rate. The showy, pink flowers coupled with fragrant, evergreen foliage add ornamental appeal to landscaping year-round, while their tolerance for drought and poor soil make them suitable for cultivation in dry Mediterranean climates.

Therapeutic Properties

Analgesic, Anti-allergenic, Anti-bacterial, Anti-fungal, Anti-histamine, Anti-inflammatory, Anti-microbial, Anti-Oxidant, Anti-spasmodic, Anti-viral, Cicatrisant, Deodorant, Expectorant, Immuno-stimulant, Sedative

Energetic Properties

Manuka essential oil is considered beneficial for those who have a highly sensitive nervous system. It can help for those prone to stress and anxiety and is used to sooth old psychic wounds. This essential oil can help protects and balance the nervous system. Chakras associated with this essential oil are 2nd,3rd, 4th and 6th.

Safety Concerns

No known safety considerations for this essential oil.

Fun Fact

This essential oil is known as New Zealand Tea Tree. This essential oil, though, is showing stronger antibacterial and antifungal actions than its counterpart while smelling less medicinal.

Expected Shelf Life

6-8 years

References

1)      Tisserand and Young Essential Oil Safety

2)      www.stillpointaromatics.com

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