Manuka Essential Oil Spotlight of the Week

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Manuka Essential Oil

Manuka Essential Oil Spotlight of the Week


  • Latin name: Leptospermum scoparium
  • Aroma Description: Sweet, calming, and herbaceous.

Therapeutic benefits

  • Cools hot, red, or irritated skin.
  • A natural deodorizer.
  • Restores discolored nail beds.
  • Eases seasonal discomforts.
  • Brings calm to frayed nerves.
  • Helps to restore dry scalp.


Yes! This is a KidSafe oil.

Dilution instructions:

For topical application, we recommend a maximum dilution of 2-4%.

Diffusion instructions:

Add a few drops to your AromaFuse Diffuser to help restore emotional balance.

Where Manuka is used on the body:

Use in salves, balms, and ointments designed to soothe red, swollen skin. Add it to shampoo to help combat dry, itchy scalp.

Oils to blend with:

Basil Linalool, Bergamot, Chamomile Roman, Clary Sage, Cypress, Eucalyptus (both types), Geranium Bourbon, Grapefruit Pink, Lavender, Lemon, Marjoram Sweet, Patchouli, Peppermint Western U.S., Petitgrain, Rosemary 1,8-Cineole, Sage Dalmatian, Sandalwood Australian, Tea Tree, and Thyme Linalool.

Easy Manuka Essential Oil Foot Bath 

Add a few drops of Manuka to an Epsom salt foot bath to deodorize, relax, and cleanse feet.

Saving Face DIY

Plant Therapy Saving Face DIY

What you’ll need:

What you’ll do:

Mix the essential oils into the Aloe Vera Jelly. Using cotton rounds or a wet washcloth, gently apply to the face to reduce the appearance of blemishes.

I’m So Fancy-Blemish Healing Cream

Melt Shea over double boiler, remove from heat, mix in essential oils, let cool, apply to clean face before bed.

Manuka Latte-Immune Boosting Inhaler

Gentle Comfort-Immune Boosting & Spiritually Uplifting Diffuser Blend



48 thoughts on “Manuka Essential Oil Spotlight of the Week”

    1. You can definitely substitute Tea Tree, especially if you need help with blemishes or oily skin.

  • Is there any oil with similar effects on the skin that can be used as as replace for Saving face recipe?

    1. Myrrh is always great for helping with red or inflamed skin. Plus Frankincense Frereana is also a good all-around oil for skincare.

  • My 13yr old son, has mild acne. Would the “Saving face” recipe be a good option for him? I have lemon essential oil but not steam distilled.I do have Lime distilled. Would you recommend that I use lime instead, or just regular lemon oil? Please help! Thank you!!

    1. This recipe would definitely be a good option! The reason it uses Lemon Steam Distilled is because it is not phototoxic (unlike regular Lemon EO). Lime Steam Distilled is a good alternative and is helpful for oily skin. You might also consider using Tea Tree or Lavender oil, as they both help with acne prone skin. Just be sure to double check the dilution rate.

  • I love the smell of Manuka. But, it’s probably not something to use for air freshener in your house before the guests arrive. However for everything skin, it’s awesome! I mix Manuka & Frankincense Frereana in my hand creams for extremely dry skin & eczema.

  • I made this recipe and it works well. I’m not crazy about the smell at first, but it goes away fairly quickly.

  • I love to use this oil whenever I get any type of irritation on my skin. I have been using it on my ear…I got a patch of eczema I believe, but this will take care of it! It’s calmed the soreness down!

    1. That’s a great question, Kiva! Our Manuka oil is sourced from the species Leptospermum scoparium, however, I am not certain that is the same kind of Manuka used in the honey.

  • Question 🙂 my mom has problems with an itchy scalp. I’d love for her to try this. But the shampoo she uses is a foam so its does not lend itself to mixing with an eo. So what could I mix with in a spray bottle so she could apply that way that wouldn’t irritate her salt or make it oily?

    1. Gem, what I would recommend as an alternative is adding the Manuka at a .5%-1% dilution to some carrier oil (I use Argan for hair) then let it sit on the are where the scalp is dry for 30 or so minutes. Then rinse out in the shower with shampoo after 🙂

  • I ordered this and I am so excited to give it a try. I am looking to use it to calm nerves and as well as help with my daughters dry scalp when winter hits. I cannot wait until the green package arrives and I will be sure to leave a review!

    1. Brandi, we look forward to you receiving your next green package from us! I think you and your family will really like Manuka 🙂

    1. Vera, diffusing is a great option! It could also be used in a personal inhaler, or even diluted and applied to the chest

  • Hi! Can Maunka oil help with eczema? I’m already using PT’s tea tree, lavender and frankincense essential oil to blend with carrier oil to help with his eczema. Can I add Maunka oil, too? Thank you!

    1. Candy, Manuka is a great oil for reducing inflammation and soothing irritated skin. I think it’s definitely something that would be worth adding to your blend 🙂

      1. Thank you for your reply! How much Maunka should I add to blend with tea tree, lavender and frankincense essential oil for my children?

  • Might be a good idea to have a link in the post to click through to purchase or add to my cart. I love the blog post and the ideas, but Ino love the simplicity of buying from the blog too!

    1. Heidi, if you look right beneath the banner on this post, where it says “Manuka” you can click on that to be directed to the Oils’ product page for purchase 🙂 Or you can click on the “Get 15% off of Manuka today with coupon code SPOTLIGHT18!” towards bottom of page.

  • I’ll have to remember this one for when my son’s eczema flairs up again. Currently Skin soother works wonders for him.

    1. Paula, this was originally an Oil of the Month for September of 2016. It has been available on our site as a regular item for a year or so 🙂 Great oil! You’ll definitely have to give it a try

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