Manuka Oil

Leptospermum scoparium – a shrub or small tree native to New Zealand and belonging to the myrteacea (tea tree) family of plants. Long recognised by the Maori people for its healing properties, the oil of the Manuka tree has proven anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and insecticidal properties. Studies have shown some types of Manuka to be 30 times more effective against gram-positive bacteria than tea tree oil. Found in personal care products to treat acne, eczema, dermatitis, athlete’s foot, fungal infections and ringworm, it is also effective against parasites lice and scabies, and as an insect repellent.

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