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Manuka Essential Oil

Manuka Essential Oil

Manuka Essential Oil is also known as New Zealand Tea Tree Essential Oil.

Botanical Name

Leptospermum scoparium

Common Method of Extraction

Steam Distilled

Plant Part Typically Used

Leaves and Twigs

Color

Clear to Pale Yellow

Consistency

Medium

Perfumery Note

Middle

Strength of Initial Aroma

Medium

Aromatic Description

Woody, earthy, balsamic.

Manuka Essential Oil Uses

Bronchial infections, bronchitis, catarrh, coughs, influenza, skin infections, wounds, cuts, contusions, fungal skin infections, athlete's foot, parasitic infection, ringworm, mites, head lice, scabies. [Valerie Ann Worwood, The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy, 25th Anniversary Edition (Novato, CA: New World Library, 2016, 553.]

Major Constituents

Leptospermone
(E)-Calamenene
a-Pinene
Cadina-3,5-diene
Delta-Cadinene
a-Copaene
Favesone
Cadina-1,4-diene
B-Selinene
a-Selinene
Isoleptospermone
See Essential Oil Safety for more complete list of constituents.

[B.M. Lawrence, Progress in Essential Oils. (Perfumer & Flavorist 26 no. 2, 2001), 22-25. Source cited in Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young, Essential Oil Safety (Second Edition. United Kingdom: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, 2014), 344.]

Safety Information

Tisserand and Young do not indicate any special precautions when using Manuka Essential Oil. Reading Tisserand and Young's full profile is recommended. [Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young, Essential Oil Safety (Second Edition. United Kingdom: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, 2014), 344-345.]

Shelf Life

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General Safety Information

Do not take any oils internally and do not apply undiluted essential oils, absolutes, CO2s or other concentrated essences onto the skin without advanced essential oil knowledge or consultation from a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. If you are pregnant, epileptic, have liver damage, have cancer, or have any other medical problem, use oils only under the proper guidance of a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. Use extreme caution when using oils with children. It is safest to consult a qualified aromatherapy practitioner before using oils with children. For in-depth information on oil safety issues, read Essential Oil Safety by Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young.

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