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Mānuka Essential Oil (5mL)

Mānuka Essential Oil (5mL)

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If you are interested in complementary medicine and superfoods, you’ve likely heard of Manuka, but chances are you don’t really know what it is. Having both been a staple of Australasian traditional health practices for hundreds of years, Manuka is often confused with its botanical cousin, Melaleuca. Furthermore, the essential oil hasn’t received as much popular culture hype as the honey it produces, but don’t underestimate the power of the volatile aromatic compounds derived from Leptospermum scoparium.

The Chemistry behind Manuka Essential Oil

Manuka essential oil has a unique chemical composition, including several volatile aromatic compounds that are rarely found in other essential oils. These compounds are triketones: molecules containing three ketone groups in their chemical structure. By concentration, the most present triketones in Manuka essential oil are sesquiterpenes, E-calamenene, and leptospermone. E-calamenene is one of the compounds primarily responsible for the distinct spicy yet sweet scent of Manuka essential oil, which experimental research has shown is great to promote a relaxing environment1. Additionally, several experimental studies have shown that leptospermone has surface cleansing properties2.

How Can I Use Manuka Essential Oil?

The whole, pure essential oil has a number of other benefits:

  1. Take advantage of Manuka’s surface cleansing properties by adding a few drops to a spray bottle filled with water and use to clean surfaces throughout the house.
  2. Manuka essential oil is becoming a popular ingredient in high-end mouthwashes as clinical research has shown that it can help maintain a clean mouth, healthy-looking teeth, and fresh breath3. Add 1–2 drops of Manuka to water for a refreshing and cleansing mouth rinse.
  3. Experimental research suggests that topical application of Manuka may help reduce the appearance of blemishes and keep the skin looking young4,5.
  4. Experimental research has shown that the aroma of Manuka may promote feelings of relaxation, so try using it in a stress-relieving aromatherapy massage6.

Although the Manuka tree is often associated with its botanical cousin, Melaleuca, the volatile aromatic compounds it produces are unique in the world of essential oils. With a high concentration of triketones, Manuka essential oil offers a rich and relaxing aroma and numerous topical application benefits that are the perfect complement to your existing essential oil regimen.

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