Many of our customers are interested in using natural, plant-based products in their beauty routines to treat common skin concerns naturally. However, some are concerned about what’s correct way to apply our worlds only certified Manuka essential oil to their skin.

Using essential oils on the skin with care

Just like any powerful raw ingredient, essential oils must be treated with care. Essential oils are extremely potent and concentrated plant extracts and can actually do more harm than good if they aren’t used correctly. However, when applied safely, essential oils like our Manuka& Kanuka Oil can be used for helping clear the skin of bacteria.  Clearing bacteria from the skin is especially helpful for a variety of skin concerns from acne, eczema, molluscum, school sores,  and chicken pox, to name a few.

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.  For instance, they contain nutrients like aldehydes and phenols which are known to be skin irritants. These nutrients can cause burns, rashes, and other reactions when applied directly on the skin.  Above all else when using essential oils you should  to diluting them in a soothing carrier oil.  We recommend using jojoba, rosehip, or coconut oil.  As a result, this 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 at the end of your evening skincare routine after you have applied your serums and moisturiser.

Importantly, with any new products we advise you should conduct a patch test on an unaffected area of skin. Firstly, apply a small amount oil on the  inside of your wrist, or behind the ear.  Secondly, check for any irritation on the skin before applying the essential oil carrier to your face or body.  You can read how to do this here. Above all, whilst essential oils are natural, there is still some risk of irritation and allergic reaction.

3. Always Use Certified Organic

We recommend 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 Manuka & Kanuka oil right on our farm in the Coromandel, New Zealand. We have always chosen to be environmentally conscious, sustainable and ethical in the harvesting of our Manuka  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 using either a carrier oil or body lotion, this unique purifying oil blend can promote healthy skin.

  • Combats the bacteria that causes acne.
  • Eases the itch and sting of bug bites
  • Supports the body’s natural defences against common skin infections such as 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
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“It’s what’s inside our Manuka & Kanuka essential oil blend that really makes the difference.”

Tim Murray-Leslie, Founder

The healing properties of Manuka Oil aid the body in repair and rejuvenation.  Whilst the antibacterial, anti-fungal and antiviral properties work by helping to keep the skin clean and clear of bacteria.   It is this bacteria that can cause skin problems such as acne, spots, eczema, and other blemishes.

Watch How We Make The World’s Only Certified Organic Manuka Oil

Why Manuka Biotic?

  1. We use the worlds only certified organic Manuka oil.
  2. All our products contain potent antibacterial, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory properties to help soothe and repair the skin.
  3. Our products are 100% New Zealand made.
  4. Our products are made using natural ingredients and are FREE from:
    • Parabens
    • Sodium Lauryl Sulfate & SLES
    • PEGs, PABA, EDTA
    • Added fragrances & colouring
    • Petrochemicals
    • Mineral Oils
    • Phenoxyethanol
    • Propylene Glycol
    • Phthalates
    • Animal testing or animal derivatives

Please read the full ingredient list for any known irritants or allergies. We advise trying new products on a small patch of skin and waiting 24 hours to make sure there is no reaction. Any natural product on the market could contain an ingredient that won’t agree with your skin. You can read how to do this here. If you are pregnant or nursing you should also consult a doctor before using essential oils.

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