Manuka oil, also known as Leptospermum Scoparium oil, is an essential oil that comes from steam-distilling the leaves and stems of the New Zealand native manuka tree.
Kanuka oil is an essential oil that is steam distilled from the bushy Kunzea Ericoides trees.
The appearance of the Manuka and Kanuka shrubs are quite similar, and so are the properties of their essential oils.
Extraction of these powerful essential oils are done by pure steam distillation of the freshly cut leaves and/or stems, at low, controlled temperatures.
For centuries manuka oil was revered by the native Maori people of New Zealand for its medicinal and therapeutic properties.
When used topically, manuka oil is known to be an unusually powerful anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, and antimicrobial. It’s an herbal alternative to harsh ingredients.
These properties make manuka and kanuka oils exceptionally effective for healing and caring for tattoos.
We use wild harvested Manuka and Kanuka oil from the East Cape of North Island New Zealand. Manuka and Kanuka from the East Cape are proven to have far superior, and unusually powerful anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, and anti-fungal properties than that not found in other areas.
Manuka oil from the East Cape of New Zealand is known for its’ high Triketone count. Triketones are key antagonists to gram-positive bacteria
Our Manuka and Kanuka oils are 100% pure and natural, free from GMO’s, pesticides, herbicides, and other chemicals.
You might have seen products made with manuka honey. Although manuka honey and manuka oil are produced from the same tree, the honey is made from the bees pollinating the flowers on the manuka tree, and the oil comes from steam distilling the twigs and leaves- not the flowers.
East Cape manuka oil has been proven to be 1,000 X more powerful than manuka honey!