Why do we love Mānuka oil so much?

Mānuka oil – it sounds so familiar, and yes, it’s from the same plant as the mānuka honey, but it’s made and produced very differently. Mānuka oil has a familiar earthy herbaceous aroma.

Research* shows that Mānuka Oil is a potent ingredient, loaded with antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antifungal, antiviral and antioxidant properties.

*Research sources cited below.


Research shows that due to its antibacterial, anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory properties, Mānuka oil can promote healthy skin and fight off any bacterial growth that is often the cause behind skin conditions.

A close up of a pregnant woman putting Manuka Biotic lotion on her baby bump
A close up of a woman's hands putting Manuka Biotic lotion on her baby
A woman smiling into a mirror holding a small glass bottle containing organic mānuka oil

Mānuka oil also

  • Help combat acne
  • Soothes skin inflammation, such as nappy rash, cradle cap, sunburn and eczema, when infused in skincare products
  • Is powerful when used to help soothe scalp irritations
  • Is an effective for use on athlete‘s foot, ringworm, cold sores and nail infections
  • Relieves and calms insect stings, bug bites, and reduces inflammation
  • Relieves cold and flu congestion and block sinuses by steam diffusion or vaporising
  • Can be used to disinfect minor cuts, abrasions and wounds

1. Maddocks-Jennings, W. et al. (2005) A fresh look at manuka and Kanuka Essential Oils from New Zealand, International Journal of Aromatherapy. No longer published by Elsevier. Available here.

2. Douglas, Malcolm & Klink, John & Smallfield, Bruce & Perry, Nigel & Anderson, Rosemary & Johnstone, Peter & Weavers, Rex. (2004). Essential oils from New Zealand manuka: Triketone and other chemotypes of Leptospermum scoparium. Phytochemistry. 65. 1255-64. 10.1016/j.phytochem.2004.03.019.