Traditional healing wisdom, as nature intended
The history of Manuka oil begins when Captain Cook sailed into Mercury Bay in 1769. As a result, of his crew sick being with scurvy and infection, he came ashore for fresh water and supplies, where he was greeted by the local Maori people of New Zealand. Who offered him a medicinal decoction of boiled Manuka leaves, known for its special healing powers. The Manuka tree (Leptospermum Scoparium) had long been treasured by the Maori people. Who used the bark and leaves to treat colds, dysentery, fever, and numerous other skin ailments successfully.
Nearly 250 years later, Manuka Oil from the Coromandel Mountains region, is still used around the world as a powerful healer for a variety of skin conditions. Firstly, Manuka oil is know to be effective natural treatment for ringworm, chronic sores, athlete’s foot, treating nits and insect bites. Secondly, it is used widely for itchy skin conditions like cradle cap, nappy rash, eczema, psoriasis, and dermatitis to name a few. The key to the oils natural healing ability, is that it is bursting with antibacterial, anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory properties. Further more, it also a strong antioxidant making a highly sought after ingredient globally.
A family tradition
The Murray-Leslie family first began hand harvesting and steam-distilling Manuka leaves to produce the finest quality Manuka essential oil over 25 years ago. It is the family’s commitment to sustainable, chemical-free farming and their unique distillation process lead them to become the first organically certified producer of Manuka Oil in the world. And achievement they are incredible around off. To this day, their manuka oil continues to be certified organic through Bio Gro New Zealand.
Upon seeing wider potential for this amazing product, the family decided to expand the business. As a result, Manuka Biotic, an all-natural skincare range, was launched. True to the family’s values, Manuka Biotic is a 100% natural chemical, and fragrance-free skincare range. Therefore, it can be used with confidence on a variety of sensitive and itchy skin conditions with confidence.
Manuka Oil vs. Manuka Honey
Honey has grown hugely in popularity over the last few years due to its amazing health benefits. And when people hear you say the word ‘Manuka’ they assume you are talking about Manuka Honey.
Manuka Oil is yet another amazing product that comes from this small prickle shrub that is native to New Zealand. This potent essential oil is produced by steam distillation of the leaves of the Manuka plant.
However, it is an extremely potent essential oil as it is a concentrated product and contains all the unique properties of the Manuka plant. It has antibacterial, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory properties, and can be used in wound healing as well as many other skin conditions. Above all else, Manuka Oil can be easily infused into skincare products to pass on its unique healing benefits.