East Cape Manuka Oil is the natural essential found in the leaves of the Manuka trees growing wild on the East Cape. The type of Manuka growing on the East Cape is a variety unique to the East Cape of New Zealand. The essential oil found in the leaves of the East Cape Manuka contains the highest levels of the active “triketone" compounds of any Manuka found in New Zealand and Australasia.
Natural Solutions East Cape Manuka Oil is produced by low temperature steam distillation without the use of chemicals. The Manuka leaves and branchlets are sustainably wild harvested from naturally regenerating trees that have had no sprays or chemical fertilizers used on them, nor have they been genetically modified.
Scientific Research by the Cawthron Institute and the NZ Crown Research Institute of Crop and Food Research has confirmed:
- East Cape Manuka Oil is effective against many strains of the common skin bacteria, staphylococcus and streptococcus, including those resistant to methicillin based antibiotics.
- East Cape Manuka Oil is effective against common skin fungi including those responsible for Athletes foot, and other body tinea and also ringworm. East Cape Manuka Oil is more active against gram positive bacteria and dermatophyte skin fungi than Tea tree Oil or any other variety of Manuka Oil.
- Other independent research has shown that East Cape Manuka Oil is effective against the bacteria associated with acne, body odour and foot odour.
East Cape Manuka Oil has been safely used in NZ and around the world during the last fifteen years in natural cosmetics and effective skincare products. East Cape Manuka Oil has been extensively researched and is used in Aromatherapy in NZ, Europe, and USA and been found to be beneficial for many skin problems.