The amazing benefits of manuka oil
Date Posted:17 November 2016
Let’s talk about manuka oil!
You may have heard of manuka honey - made from the bees collecting pollen from the flowers of the manuka tree, giving the honey special antibacterial properties. So what if the flowers of the manuka tree were used to make an essential oil? You guessed it! The oil will contain wonderful antibacterial properties, but that is not all this miraculous oil can do! Manuka oil is also very beneficial in treating dandruff, inflammation, healing wounds, fading scars and stretch marks and for coughs and colds. Yes, this flower packs quite a punch! It’s no wonder manuka products are fast becoming one of the most sort after natural remedies.
Many skin care companies are now incorporating manuka oil in their body lotions, shampoos, face creams, masks, serums and lip balms. Some brands to look out for include Manuka Biotic and Passionate Skincare. Manuka Biotic is a New Zealand manuka farm that has been operating on the Coromandel Peninsula in New Zealand for over 20 years. They distill their own manuka essential oil that is 100% certified organic and naturally produced from plants which grow wild on their farm. Manuka Biotic was the first certified organic producers of manuka oil in the world.
Passionate Skin Care Vegan Skin Food Serum is the first facial serum to perfectly combine hemp seed oil, jojoba oil, rosehip oil and manuka oil. This little bottle of sheer gold is great for reducing inflammation, redness, acne & scars, plus it balances your skin's natural oils to ensure your skin is never too oily or too dry 'After having a chronic eczema breakout, the serum was the only product I could use that didn’t make my face burn'.
The oil can applied topically to the skin on inflamed areas or to relieve the itch and sting of insect bites. For nasal and bronchial congestion and inflammation, inhalation of the oil via a diffuser or oil burner is effective. You can also put a few drops on the oil on a tissue and tuck the tissue between your cloths against your skin. Your body heat will trigger the release of the fragrance from the oil and give you subtle aromatherapy throughout the day.
A food grade essential oil can be taken internally either neat or in water to treat over growth of bad bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract. You can also use it as hand sanitiser, or use a few drops mixed in a water solution to wipe down surfaces such as benches, key boards or phones. When the oil is added into serums and face creams, your skin will be getting wonderful anti-bacterial support whilst nourishing and hydrating sensitive areas.
Manuka oil can help to calm a hyper active immune system. Taken internally or exposing yourself to the oil made from the manuka flower can also help to stimulate your body’s own production of antibodies against pollen, helping to reduce the severity of hay fever allergies.
Body oil and deodorant
When used topically, oil from the manuka flower can help to drive odour away from the skin and create a subtle and fresh fragrance. Keeping in mind its anti-bacterial qualities, manuka oil is a fantastic addition to any skin care product. Manuka Biotic Natural Body Lotion is suitable for anyone suffering from dry skin, sunburn to sensitive skin and eczema and other skin conditions. Sassy Organics' favourite product containing manuka oil is Passionate Skin Care Vegan Skin Food with Manuka Oil due to its versatile use. It's perfect for dry skin, eczema, psoriasis, stretch marks, scars and nappy rash and will not block pores when used on the face. One happy customer posted 'It works great for pretty much any skin problems & my scars are already fading'. Learn more here.