Manuka Essential Oil


(9 customer reviews)

A spicy, herbaceous, crisp, and grounding essential oil with wonderful antiseptic properties, similar to Tea Tree essential oil, but milder, calming, sweeter, with subtle honey notes.

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Brand: Essentially Australia®


Manuka Essential Oil

Manuka essential oil has a spicy, herbaceous, crisp and grounding aroma. It shares similar benefits with Tea Tree essential oil, but differs with more attractive, milder, earthy, calming, sweet and subtle honey notes. Most people prefer the aroma of Manuka over Tea Tree and describe it as a more pleasant and soothing aroma.


Manuka oil

Manuka oil plant

Botanical name

Leptospermum scoparium


100% v/v pure of Manuka essential oil.


Pleasant, calming, grounding, soothing, spicy, herbaceous, sweet, fresh and earthy.


Manuka oil trees

Manuka oil trees

Manuka Essential Oil Benefits

Calming, assists with relaxation, grounding, soothing, freshening, earthing and deodorising.
Offers relief for stress, great for high pressure workers, and for switching off from pressure situations. It also  helps to soothe hypertension.


Use in an oil burner, vaporiser, as an air freshener or include in your potpourri.
For personal use: massage oil, bath, skincare products, soaps, creams, bath salt, shower gels, treatment oils, serums, and balms.


Manuka oil

Manuka oil plant in flower


Directions and Additional Uses

Aromatherapy Oil

2 to 4 drops in an oil burner or vaporiser.
1 drop into a bath.
Add to your own skin care products for calming and skin health solutions.

Blend Manuka Essential Oil with

Try blending with it with Blue Cypress Essential OilEucalyptus Australiana Essential OilLemon Myrtle Essential Oil, Eucalyptus Peppermint Gum Essential Oil, Rosalina Essential OilNorthern Sandalwood Essential OilTea Tree Essential Oil.

Massage Manuka essential oil with

5 drops per 100ml of carrier oil, like our wonderful Macadamia Carrier Oil.

Main Actives

ketones, leptospermum, iso leptospermum, cis-calamenene, falvesone, grandiflorone, seilnenes.


Do not use at a rate greater than 1% in body products, as skin sensitisation may occur.
Keep out of reach of children.
Store away from direct sunlight.
Store below 30 degrees.

Other Common Names

Tea Tree, New Zealand Tea Tree.

Natural Occurrence in Australia

Manuka trees are a species of flowering plants in the myrtle family Myrtaceae found in southeast Australia.

Manuka Essential Oil Characteristics

Clear to yellow colour, watery, aroma earthy, spicy and sweet. With Tea Tree like freshness, it is medium in both strength and consistency.

Extraction and Farming Method

Manuka oil is extracted by steam distillation. This involves using steam from boiling water to extract the essential oil from the plant.
The heat from the steam causes the plant’s cell walls to open allowing the essential oil to be released.
Currently most essential oil is harvested from wild stands in New Zealand. Australia has concentrated on Manuka trees for their honey collection.

History – Manuka Essential Oil

Manuka is a native of Australia but also is naturally found in New Zealand. Manuka (Leptospermum scoparium) existed in New Zealand before Polynesian settlement. However after fire and forest clearing by the Polynesians, Manuka became more common.

Despite some Manuka development in Australia (particularly Manuka honey), New Zealand is the main producer of the essential oil.

Traditional Usage

Indigenous Australians collected the leaves and applied them to the skin as a treatment for damaged skin.

Present Day Usage

Manuka essential oil is emerging as an alternative to Tea Tree oil for some applications. It may have more powerful properties than Tea Tree oil.

Typical Chemical Profile of Manuka Essential Oil

alpha-pinene 0.9%
alpha-cubene 3.3%
alpha-copaene 2.7%
beta-elemene 2.3%
caryophyllene 4.5%
iso-ledene 5.8%
beta-seliene 8.9%
alpha-seliene 8.9%
germacrene D 1.1%
delta-cadinene 4.3%
cis calamenene 9.5%
flavesone 1.5%
iso leptospermone 2.7%
leptospermone 5.1%
cubenol 1.9%
intermedol 1.8%

Relative Density @ 20 C: 0.950-0.990
Refractive Index @ 20 C: –
Optical Rotation –

Additional information

Weight N/A
Dimensions N/A

12ml, 25ml, 100ml, 1Kg

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9 reviews for Manuka Essential Oil

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  1. has an unusual fragrance, a hint of tea tree and a hint of earth

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    great product for my skin

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    • Thanks Amber

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    Essentially Australia Oils is the only place where I have been able to order Manuka oil. My mum suffers from venous ulses on her legs due to poor blood circulation. I have made up a mix of Manuka oil and Niaouli oil in a Coconut oil carrier. The mix heals mums ulcers and prevents them from becoming worse, even mum’s therapist raves about the oil.

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