The healing power of Mānuka oil harnessed in skincare products is giving families a proven way to prevent and manage skin conditions including eczema and psoriasis.
One thousand times more powerful than Mānuka honey, Mānuka oil is a powerhouse ingredient in skincare, with antimicrobial properties to help repair dry, irritated and itchy skin, as well as soothe everything from nappy rash to insect bites.
What is Mānuka oil?
You’ve probably heard of Mānuka honey, which is made by bees which pollinate the Leptospermum Scoparium tree – a very special New Zealand myrtle. And the bees are onto a good thing. An amazing thing, actually.
Because when the leaves of the Mānuka tree are distilled using steam, Mānuka oil is created. The oil has been used for many hundreds of years by Maori people to help relieve wounds and skin conditions, as well as treat things like coughs and colds.
What are the benefits of Mānuka oil?
Mānuka oil is antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, anti-inflammatory and antiseptic. It’s quite an incredible list of properties that can help promote healthy skin by fighting off any bacterial growth that may be causing skin conditions like eczema, molluscum, dermatitis, and acne.
It’s also great for cleaning and disinfecting surfaces, soaking nappies and relieving cuts and abrasions. It’s pretty much a first aid kit in a bottle.
Here are some other benefits of Mānuka oil and the Manuka Biotic skincare range:
- Can be used on chickenpox, molluscum contagiosum, and school sores
- Helps soothe nappy rash, cradle cap, sunburn and eczema, when infused in skincare products
- Powerful when used to treat head lice and to curb dandruff
- It’s anti-fungal and anti-viral properties make it an effective treatment for athlete’s foot, ringworm, cold sores and nail fungus infections
- It relieves and calms insect stings, bug bites, and reduces inflammation
- Helps ease flu congestion and blocked sinuses by steam diffusion or vaporising
Mānuka oil can also be used as a gargle for sore throats, and is extremely effective against Streptococcus and Staphylococcus. It’s a natural wonder that’s now easily accessible in skincare.
How is Mānuka oil made?
Understandably, Mānuka plants are a precious resource and 100% pure organic Mānuka Oil can only be harvested from the native Mānuka trees.
Manuka Biotic has been operating a Mānuka farm on the Coromandel Peninsula in New Zealand for more than a quarter of a century. They harvest by hand to ensure that only the best parts of the tree are used to make Manuka Biotic organic Mānuka Oil.
Once the leaves have been handpicked, they’re transferred into the distillation unit, where steam vaporises the oil from the leaves. The oil heads into the cooling unit where it will eventually be separated from the water and collected. It’s a labour-intensive process that’s fuelled by the knowledge of generations of harvesters to achieve a high quality product.
Manuka Biotic – Bringing Mānuka Oil To Families
Manuka Biotic is the first and only certified organic producer of Mānuka oil, and has been distilling for more than 25 years. And it is adored by families.
In particular Manuka Biotic Body Lotion is a mum-favourite, because it’s a double duty product that can be used by adults and children. The incredible, soothing properties of certified organic Mānuka Oil are combined with Rosehip oil, Jojoba oil, Vitamin E and Shea Butter to create a lightweight and non-greasy lotion.
The TGA registered lotion is just as suitable for relieving eczema as it is for soothing dry, irritated skin, sunburn, nappy rash, and cuts. Which means it’s the perfect go-to for the nappy bag and in the home.
In every bottle of Manuka Biotic Body Lotion, there’s 25 years of experience and dedication from a family passionate about offering natural solutions to common skin issues.
Mouths of Mums is proud to be working with Manuka Biotic to bring you this article. Manuka Biotic is a New Zealand Mānuka farm that has been operating on the Coromandel Peninsula in New Zealand for over 25 years. They distill their own Mānuka essential oil that is 100% certified organic and naturally produced from plants that grow wild on the farm.We may get commissions for purchases made using links in this post. Learn more.