Mountain Rose Herbs

Manuka Essential Oil

Leptospermum scoparium Origin: New Zealand

Manuka Essential Oil


Botanical Name

Leptospermum scoparium

Common Method Of Extraction

Steam distilled

Parts Used

Leaves and twigs

Note Classification



Rich, sweet, herbaceous

Largest Producing Countries

New Zealand and Australia

Traditional Use

The leaves and twigs of this small shrub have a long history of medicinal uses.


Analgesic, anesthetic, antibacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antiseptic, antiviral, deodorant, expectorant, immune stimulant, nervine, sedative, vulnerary

Blends Well With

Basil, bergamot, black pepper, chamomile, clary sage, cypress, eucalyptus, geranium, grapefruit, lavender, lemon, litsea cubeba, marjoram, orange, patchouli, peppermint, petitgrain, pine, ravensara, rosemary, sage, sandalwood, tea tree, thyme

Of Interest

All parts of this plant have been used by the Maori people as an important part of their natural medicine. It is believed that both manuka and tea tree (Melaleuca alternifolia) were used by Captain Cook to make a tea drink, thus given the name Tea Tree.

Safety Data

Not for internal use.


This information is for educational purposes only, it is not intended to treat, cure, prevent or, diagnose any disease or condition. Nor is it intended to prescribe in any way. This information is for educational purposes only and may not be complete, nor may its data be accurate.

As with all essential oils, never use them undiluted. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children. If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body (after you have properly diluted the oil in an appropriate carrier.