Ingredients Highlight - Manuka Oil

What is Manuka Oil?

Manuka Oil is nature’s gift to us as a potent skin protector. It is powerful in combating skin irritations and infections and protecting the skin from bacteria. Manuka Oil is extracted from the leaves, branches, and flowers of the Manuka tree native to New Zealand and Australia. Prized for its antimicrobial, anti-parasitic, and anti-inflammatory effects, it has been used by indigenous people for centuries. 

Manuka Oil Benefits 

Found in the Te Araroa region of the East Cape of New Zealand, studies have shown Manuka Oil to be up to 33% stronger than Tea Tree Oil against some bacteria For centuries, New Zealand Maori have used Manuka Oil to treat everything from rheumatism and fevers to burns and skin disorders, harnessing its unique healing properties. Active and highly potent, Living Nature’s 100% Pure Manuka Oil is an essential addition to any household and first aid kit. This versatile oil can be used directly or diluted to assist with a variety of conditions.

Living Nature’s 100% Pure Manuka Oil can be used as an air purifier by adding 1 - 2 drops to beeswax or water in an essential oil diffuser.

  • For a natural hand sanitizer, add 1 - 2 drops to your hand cream or directly onto your hands after washing with soap and water.
  • For blemishes and acne-prone skin, Manuka Oil is an effective spot treatment. Simply drop 1-2 drops of Manuka oil onto a cotton tip and apply twice daily to the affected area.
  • Relax and soothe tired muscles by adding five drops to warm bath water.

1) Reduces Acne, Scars, And Burns
One of the things Manuka oil is most famous for is its capacity for wound healing. Many people who suffer from cystic hormonal acne swear by its antimicrobial properties for wiping away their redness, dry patches, or oily pores! 

Manuka oil has been scientifically shown to have even more antibacterial properties than tea tree oil. It’s also shown to be effectively relaxing, which means you’ll be soothing your skin while soothing your mind, too.

The potency of its antimicrobial properties is what makes this oil such a superstar at healing all skin conditions, from burns and scars to painful skin disorders like eczema. It can help clear infections from scrapes or cuts, too.

2) Soothes Hair, Skin, And Nails
Manuka oil benefits don’t stop at alleviating inflammation and wound healing. It not only helps your skin heal, but it makes it feel and look better, too!

Manuka oil has substantial soothing benefits to the senses and the skin. For example, applying Manuka oil to your dry, itchy scalp can mitigate some of the irritation.

Just be sure to dilute it with a carrier oil — this stuff is strong! Too much can have the opposite intended effect and irritate your skin.
But overall, we know Manuka oil benefits are something you will want to incorporate into your lifestyle. That’s why we include it in our products, namely our Lavender Dream Plant-Based Hand Soap.

This is the silky, rich soap you’ve been looking for to cleanse your skin and leave it enriched with moisture. We mean it when we say this soap is dreamy!
Our hand soap is infused with Organic Argan Oil and rich shea butter for soothing hydration. Olive oil and Aloe Vera help keep skin nourished and irritation-free. In contrast, our Manuka essential oil –– the lady of the hour! –– offers natural antibacterial benefits and a silky-smooth finish.

3) Acts As A Natural Deodorant 
What’s that smell? Well, if it’s wonderfully floral, light, and sweet, the answer is Manuka oil!

With the extra metals and chemicals that are used in modern-day deodorants, many people are opting for a more natural approach to tackling their body odor. We hear them!

Manuka oil can be a great tool to add to your belt for those occasions when you need a little bit of extra protection.

Part of why Manuka oil is such an excellent addition for eliminating body odor is its antibacterial properties we mentioned earlier. Sweat alone is actually scentless — it’s the bacteria on your body that feeds on sweat and releases odor.

The best way to help prevent that unwanted smell is by applying Manuka oil to your skin every day. Manuka oil diluted to .03 - .05% is a great place to start, just to ensure that your skin isn’t irritated by its potent powers.
You can also add the oil to your body wash or soak it up in a luxurious bubble bath. Really any method you prefer will help infuse this oil into your skin. Then watch (or sniff) as the magic happens!

4) Can Be Used As A Natural Herbicide And Pesticide
Manuka oil benefits don’t stop with your skin. It’s great for use in and around your home, too!

A study has shown that Manuka oil can be beneficial for weed management, making it a way better option for the health of your body and garden than traditional chemical pesticides.

With all the negative impact weeds and bugs can have on small-batch crops or even your little vegetable patch, we highly recommend incorporating a small amount of Manuka oil into the soil of your garden.
Its soil persistence makes it even better! It’s one of the best emerging natural herbicides on the market. Manuka oil contains beta-triketones, which help specifically target the same plant enzymes as the traditional commercial pesticides that have adverse effects on your health.

5) Disinfects Surfaces
Believe it or not, Manuka oil makes a really great disinfectant for the surfaces around your house. Whether it’s spills or dust, Manuka oil can add that extra punch to your cleaning routine.

Like with the other benefits we mentioned, Manuka oil’s antimicrobial, antiviral, and antifungal makeup is the backbone of its cleaning ability.
Compared to common household cleaners that are linked with the development of cancer, allergies, gastrointestinal disorders, and more, Manuka oil offers a safe and effective option for people looking for an alternative that doesn’t sacrifice potency!

Simply fill an empty spray bottle with white distilled vinegar and several spoonfuls of Manuka oil. This powerful concoction can be used to scrub off accumulated soap scum in the shower or at the bottom of the sink.
For a more gentle version to use on your sink or other surfaces, replace half of the vinegar with warm water and spray away! Wipe it away with a soft, clean cloth.

6) Great For Aromatherapy
Manuka oil is as good for you on the inside as it is on the outside. It’s been shown to help alleviate stress and pain and soothe your mood.
You can diffuse Manuka oil on its own or with a combination of other oils for a floral, comforting scent to help you relax and unwind.

Diffuse Manuka oil like a traditional essential oil, or combine it in a spray bottle with some warm water and use it as an air freshener. It’ll help disperse the scent and bring you some peace of mind.

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