One of the main reasons why Manuka essential oil is a key ingredient in eczema creams is because of its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.

Research has been conducted on Manuka oil, which has been demonstrated to be effective against many human pathogens, including Escherichia coli (E. coli), Enterobacter aerogenes, Salmonella typhimurium, S. aureus.

Many bacterial infections can be caused by a breach in the skin. People suffering from eczema are more susceptible to these bacterial infections due to their weakened skin barrier. One of the biggest risks associated with eczema is having topical infections like Staph infections due to the skin’s increased vulnerability.

Its viscous nature is ideal for moisture retention

Chronic skin conditions such as eczema are characterised by dry or scaly skin that is usually accompanied by flaking. General moisturisers often fall short in maintaining the skin’s moisture over extended periods of time.

Manuka oil, however, provides the perfect remedy for dry skin due to its thick and viscous nature if formulated correctly with a combination of rich oils such a Jojoba, Rosehip, Olive oil and Shea Butter.

Manuka Oil Can Speed The Healing Process

One of the primary uses of Manuka oil since time immemorial has been its application on wounds to facilitate the healing process.

Manuka oil is therefore perfect for people suffering from eczema as it helps to heal symptoms such as broken or cracked skin, painful red spots, and oozing sores. For anyone suffering from chronic skin conditions, applying Manuka Oil on the skin even if it is only for its healing properties can help you avoid a lot of pain.

Manuka oil is a great anti-inflammatory

Anyone suffering from eczema will tell you that skin inflammation is a major problem that he/she has to deal with.  Manuka oil contains enzymes that make it a powerful anti-inflammatory especially in damaged skin. Direct application to the inflamed areas results in great relief from pain within a short period of time.

Is manuka oil more potent than other types of oils?

There is a large variation in the healing and antibacterial properties of Manuka Oil.  Not all oil is the same. Some may be 100 times more potent than others!

The therapeutic potential of the Manuka oil also depends on where it was grown.  Our essential oil is grown in the Coromandel, New Zealand, and is the worlds only certified organic Manuka oil. This means it is not only free from chemical, but the strength of antibacterial properties are higher than standard Tea Tree oils or commercially manufactured Manuka oil.  Manuka oil recommended to support healing and for use as a topical barrier against infections.

How to use manuka oil skincare for eczema?

It is recommended that you apply it topically on the affected areas twice a day.  When the procedure is repeated daily, it results in a smoother and moister skin.

It can also be mixed with other ingredients such as Shea Butter, Jojoba Oil, Rosehip Oil to enhance its healing properties.

Should you try manuka oil skincare products for eczema?

The choice is yours! Manuka oil skincare products work really well for eczema and acne. In fact, Manuka oil is commonly used in face washes since it’s a great cleanser and draws impurities out of the skin.

Manuka oil has very strong antimicrobial and antibacterial properties, and many studies show it speeds up the healing process. It helps with immunity and inflammation, two things associated with eczema.

Why not give it a try?    You can read about our Manuka Mum, Sara Stewarts story here:

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

Manuka Biotic® is natural skincare for the whole family, giving you access to the potent power of Manuka Oil.


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