Many of our customers are interested in using natural, plant-based products in their beauty routines and to treat common skin concerns naturally. But some are concerned about how to use our worlds only certified Manuka essential oil on their skin or concerned that they might not do it correctly
Just like any powerful raw ingredient, essential oils must be treated with care. Essential oils generally are extremely potent and concentrated plant extracts and can actually do more harm than good if they aren’t used correctly. But when administered safely, essential oils like our Manuka& Kanuka Oil can be used for helping clear the skin of bacteria helping a variety of skin concerns from acne, eczema, molluscum, school sores, chicken pox and so much more. Here are some essential tips for adding pure Manuka Oil into your skincare routine.
1. Always Dilute
No matter what variety of essential oil you’re using, you should never apply it directly to the skin. Essential oils are incredibly concentrated sources of antioxidants, polyphenols, and other naturally-occurring substances. Some of these natural nutrients like aldehydes and phenols are actually skin irritants that can cause burns, rashes, and other reactions when applied directly on the skin. Diluting the essential oil in a soothing carrier oil like jojoba, rosehip, or coconut oil allows your skin to experience the benefits of the essential oil without the risk of injury. Essential oils should be diluted in a 3-5% solution—just one drop of Manuka Oil per 1 ml of carrier oil will do.
2. Apply it Right
After thoroughly diluting the essential oil in a carrier oil, apply just a few drops to the palm of your hand. Gently pat and press into the skin. This step should be completed at the very end of your evening skincare routine after you have applied your serums and moisturiser.
Just as you should with all new products, be sure to conduct a patch test on the inside of your wrist before applying essential oil to your face or other large areas of your body. You can read how to do this here. While essential oils are natural, there is still some risk of irritation and allergic reaction.
3. Always Use Certified Organic
For best results, always choose essential oils from a trusted, high-quality source to minimise risk of contamination.
We’re proud to have been awarded the world’s first certified organic Manuka oil certification by Bio-Gro New Zealand.BioGro is New Zealand’s largest and best-known certifier for organic produce and products. We steam distil our purest, most powerful oil right on our farm in the Coromandel, New Zealand, where we have always chosen to be environmentally conscious, sustainable and ethical in our harvesting of our Manuka and Kanuka trees.
Discover The Healing Powers of Certified Organic Manuka Oil
Manuka oil has antibacterial, antifungal and anti-inflammatory properties and assists the skins natural healing process. When applied topically, this unique purifying oil blend can promote healthy skin.
- Combats the bacteria that causes acne.
- Ease the itch and sting of bug bites
- Support the body’s natural defences against common skin infections, ringworm, athlete’s foot, wart viruses, chickenpox, molluscum contagiosum, and school sores
- Diffuse to help cleanse the air
- Powerful when used to treat head lice and dandruff