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Manuka Oil    ( 100% Pure)

Leptospermum scoparium

The Manuka Oil sold by ManukaOil.com is produced in large quantities and is an "East Cape Chemotype" Manuka Oil extracted from wild growing Leptospermum scoparium.  Because of large scale production and processing the finished product is able to be blended to a high quality, which ensures the user of batch to batch consistency.

This Manuka Oil is ideal for most uses as it  has quite low levels of Pinenes and Myrcene but high levels of Flavesone, Isoleptospermone and Leptospermone. This combination gives a high level of antimicrobial activity, particularly against gram positive organisms such as staphylococcus and streptococcus. It also has a wide range of antifungal activity.

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Important Note:

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Within the species of Manuka are nine different chemotypes. It is very important to understand that only East Cape Chemotype Manuka has potent antimicrobial characteristics. Also because of this products unique steam distillation method, a much higher Triketone level is achieved compared with another East Cape Chemotype being sold.

General Information

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Product Name:

Manuka Oil
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Scientific Name:

Leptospermum Scoparium Oil
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Product Description:

Steam Distilled Pure Essential Oil of Manuka (East Cape Chemotype).
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Source:

Leaves and small stems of wild East Cape Leptospermum Scoparium (Manuka).
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Description of Plant:

A bushy plant with small spiky leaves and pink flowers. Manuka is indigenous to New Zealand.
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Harvesting:

All material is hand harvested from sustainable and naturally regenerating stands of Manuka on the East Cape of New Zealand
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Extraction:

Pure Steam Distillation of freshly chopped plant material
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Functions:

Antibacterial, Antifungal, Anti-inflammatory, Anti-acne.
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Common Applications:

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General:

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Aromatherapy, anti-acne preparations, foot care, skin and hair care preparations, preparations for prevention of body and foot odour, antibacterial preparations.
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In Aromatherapy:

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As an antiseptic and for ulcers.
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Useful for muscular pain relief.
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It is used as a concentrate against athlete's foot and ringworm.
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Used to relax the skin.
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Used as a perfume.
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In Cosmetics:

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As an active ingredient particularly against gram positive bacteria such as Staphylococcus and Streptococcus.
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Excellent activity against P.acne.
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Is used in soaps, creams, shampoos, "tissue wipes" and antiseptic gels.
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In Critical Care Environments:

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Because of its high level of activity particularly against gram positive organisms and its low toxicity, Manuka Oil is an excellent topical where Staphylococcus and/or Streptococcus are a major concern or where antisepsis and soothing together are important e.g., where burns are a factor.
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Safety:

Manuka Oil is safe to use and shows almost no skin irritation, and is classified as Non-Hazardous.

These results and specifications are only relative to ManukaOil.com's Manuka Oil.

Typical Specification

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SPECIFICATIONS

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Appearance (Visual)

Clear Mobile Liquid
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Colour (Visual)

Pale Yellow
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Relative Density @ 20oC

0.970 ± 0.050
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Moisture Content (Visual)

No Visible water @ 20oC
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Miscibility with 100% Ethanol @ 20oC

Clear solution with 1 vol. oil to 2 vols. 100% Ethanol
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Assay a - Pinene

10 to 15g/l
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Assay b - Cubebene

25 to 35g/l
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Assay Copaene

42 to 48g/l
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Assay Caryophyllene

18 to 24g/l
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Assay Flavesone

58 to 68g/l
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Assay Isoleptospermone

50 to 60g/l
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Assay Leptospermone

170 to 180g/l

These results and specifications are only relative to ManukaOil.com's Manuka Oil.

Typical Antimicrobial Activity

RESULTS SHOWN ARE THE LOWEST CONCENTRATIONS REQUIRED TO EFFECT A COMPLETE KILL

ORGANISM

ORGANISM TYPE

CONCENTRATION OF OIL

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Staphylococcus aureus

gram +ve bacterium
1 : 1500
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Streptococcus faecalis

gram +ve bacterium
1 : 2000
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Streptococcus pyogenes

gram +ve bacterium
1 : 2000
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Bacillus subtilis

gram +ve bacterium
1 : 750
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Propionibacterium acnes

gram +ve bacterium
1 : 700
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Listeria monocytogenes

gram +ve bacterium
1 : 2000
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Klebsiella pneumoniae

gram -ve bacterium
< 1 : 10
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Pseudomonas aeruginosa

gram -ve bacterium
< 1 : 10
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Escherichia coli

gram -ve bacterium
< 1 : 10
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Candida albicans

Yeast
1 : 30
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Trichophyton mentagrophytes

Fungi
1 : 1250
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Microsporum canis

Fungi
1 : 1000
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Aspergillus niger

Fungi
1 : 50

These results and specifications are only relative to ManukaOil.com's Manuka Oil.

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