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The Skincare Benefits of Manuka Oil!

Have you heard of the amazing skin care benefits of Manuka Honey? Well you need to try out the even more impressive Manuka Oil!

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Used for centuries by the Maori people in New Zealand, it was passed on to European settlers by Captain Cook upon his arrival. This natural skin treatment oil has incredible benefits for the health of both your body and skin complexion. There's nothing I love more than discovering innovative ingredients that have extensive history.

What is the difference between Manuka Oil and Manuka Honey?

Manuka Honey is made in New Zealand and derived from bees pollinating the native Leptospermum tree. This precious honey has a much higher antibacterial activity compared to regular honey which is destroyed under heat and light. The antibacterial properties has do to the high levels of enzymes found in the natural formulation! You may have noticed that Manuka Honey can vary greatly in price and this is due to the Unique Manuka Factor levels. The UMF rating is dependent on the levels of antibacterial activity in that particular jar of honey. The UMF labelling indicates the medicinal properties of the honey, with the ideal rating sitting around 10 to 18.

Manuka Oil on the other hand, is obtained from sustainably harvesting the leaves from the Manuka trees and extracting the oil through steam distillation. According to Manuka Biotic, Manuka Oil is actually 100 times stronger than Manuka honey when compared gram for gram! It's also 30 times stronger than Tea Tree Oil! This incredible oil is an effective antibacterial, anti-fungal, antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory ingredient. One of the biggest differences between Manuka Honey and Manuka Oil however, is that Manuka Oil is completely vegan! As the production of this oil doesn't involve the use of bees, Manuka Oil can be used by those who do not use products made from animal or animal byproducts.

What are the skincare benefits of Manuka Oil?

As Manuka Oil is filled with antibacterial properties, it's perfect for keeping the skin clear and fighting off any bacterial growth. This bacteria is often the cause behind unpleasant skin conditions such as blemishes and breakouts! Manuka Oil also has can be used as an effective way to treat damaged skin and scarring caused by acne, as it works to promote the regeneration of new skin (cell turnover).

Which Manuka Oil products do we stock?

We stock the 100% New Zealand made, Manuka Biotic products which contain only Certified Organic Manuka Oil and is produced by a family owned farm in the Coromandel Mountains, each product is formulated with only natural ingredients and without any added fragrances or other hidden nasties!

Manuka Biotic Natural Face Cleanser
Ideal for anyone with sensitive skin, the Manuka Biotic Natural Face Cleanser $25.95, gently removes any bacteria or dirt to leave you with a clear complexion. It's formulated with Organic Manuka Oil and blended with nourishing essential oils including Almond Oil, Jojoba Oil and Rosehip Oil which may help sooth sensitive skin conditions such as dry skin! It may also be great for acne prone skin as the antibacterial and antioxidant properties clear pores and control breakouts. This all rounder cleanser may even help reduce the appearance of ageing as it's made with Witch Hazel to keeps skin looking youthful and hydrated!

Manuka Biotic Natural Light Day Cream - Face
After cleansing, it's important to follow up your skincare routine with a nutrient rich moisturiser that feeds your skin. The Manuka Biotic Natural Light Day Cream $25.95, does just that! This hydrating formula is ideal for all skin types including dry and acne prone skin. It's made with rich ingredients including Manuka Oil, Camellia Oil and Vitamin E which may help protect your skin against free radical damage!

Manuka Biotic Organic Manuka Oil Shampoo
The Manuka Biotic Organic Manuka Oil Shampoo $19.99, is the ultimate product to deep clean without causing irritation! This shampoo actually works to reduce irritation on the skin while using the benefits of Manuka Oil to deep condition both the hair and scalp. Filled with nutrients including pro-vitamin B5 and nourishing ingredients like Moroccan Oil and Balm Mint, your locks may be left feeling more stronger and shinier than ever! It's perfectly paired with the Manuka Biotic Organic Manuka Oil Conditioner that delivers natural goodness to even the most sensitive of scalps.

Kiwiherb Manuka Paint
Kiwiherb Manuka Paint $26.50, uses the power of Manuka Oil which may help rejuvenate damaged skin or nails. It's also filled with Horopito and Thyme which promote restoration. This natural treatment is a simple combination of hard working ingredients and can be applied up to three times daily. It may also help improve the overall look and feel of your skin and nails. To use, apply 2-3 drops.

Kiwiherb Manuka Mouthwash
Manuka Oil can even be used to fight the odour causing bacteria that result in bad breath! The Kiwiherb Manuka Mouthwash $23.95, contains a powerful combination of Manuka and Tanekaha which ward off common oral bacterias. It's also formulated with naturally flavoured Aniseed, Peppermint and Liquorice which leave your mouth feeling fresh and clean! To use, dilute 2-4 ml into 20-30 ml of water. Then rinse in the mouth for up to 1 minute.

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