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Manuka essential oil


Manuka essential oil

Leptospermum scoparium


From the myrtaceae family, manuka is a slow growing shrub, reaching a maximum of 3 meters. It likes light, rich and drained soils, but also gravelly soils or sandy moors. Of a bushy appearance, its branches erect towards the sky have many small aromatic and persistent leaves, slightly spicy. Its pink flowers are composed of 5 rounded petals.

Origin and history

Manuka was discovered by naturalist Johann Georg Adam Forster and botanist Johann R. Forster on the occasion of Captain Cook's second voyage (1772 - 1775). It was Cook who immediately called it "New Zealand tea tree", because the aborigines used its leaves in infusion, for digestive antiseptic purposes.

Organoleptic properties

Appearance: limpid mobile liquid

Color: light yellow to orange

Odor: warm, woody, suave

Distilled parts: Twigs

Country of production: New Zealand

Density: 0.97

Chemotype / composition

Triketones, sesquiterpenes, monoterpenes



Antiviral, antifungal, antibacterial



Mild antihistamine



Skin problems: acne, eczema, yeast infection, herpes, shingles, psoriasis


Mild burn, sunburn

Oral disease: gingivitis, small mouth ulcer, bad breath

Respiratory and ENT infection, cough

Skin allergy, insect bite, contact eczema



Modes of use

Diffusion (use as an atmospheric antiseptic) during periods of virus

In skin application, diluted in an HV, for skin problems (irritation, burns, etc.)

Possible synergy

In association with the EO of tea-tree or officinal lavender for cutaneous affections, in dilution in an HV (mycosis, dermatosis, etc.)

In atmospheric diffusion with the HE of ravintsara, to ward off epidemics.

Energy value and synergy

Associated with the root and crown chakras, it balances and refocuses.

Precaution for use

Flammable. Oral use on medical advice. Keep out of the reach of children. Avoid contact with eyes. Not recommended for children under 3 and pregnant or breastfeeding women. Do not apply to the skin before sun exposure. Food use possible. Do not use pure on the skin.


The information given on essential oils through this website is provided for informational purposes. They can in no way replace the advice given by a doctor. For any therapeutic use or if you want more information about essential oils, please consult a doctor.


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