AUGUST 2019 crop. It has been a difficult year so far for Manuka Oil production. Rains have made it even more difficult to climb the hills and harvest the Manuka leaves. But, we got an excellent batch, testing at 41.5% Triketones.
High Triketone Mānuka Oil 100% Pure 10ml/0.34oz
A must-have Manuka Essential Oil for Natural Health and Aromatherapy Enthusiasts
Improvements in steam distillation have allowed Natural Solutions to produce a Mānuka Oil with more than 40% Triketones. This Naturals New Zealand Oil is produced and bottled in Te Araroa, New Zealand.
The Essential Oil Our Mānuka Oil is a natural essential oil found in the leaves of Mānuka trees growing wild on the East Cape region of New Zealand. All essential oils have characteristic components that define their properties, and for Mānuka these components are the beta-triketones family of compounds: flavesone, leptospermone, iso-leptospermone, and grandiflorone. The higher the triketone content, the higher the quality of the oil. Leaves of Mānuka trees that grow on the East Cape region are known to contain the highest levels of triketones of any Mānuka found in New Zealand. Our oil is extracted from these leaves by low temperature steam distillation without the use of chemicals. Advances in steam distillation now allow us to supply an oil with at least 40% Triketones. Mass market mānuka oils generally contain 20-25% triketones. The Mānuka leaves are harvested manually from naturally regenerating trees that are never sprayed with pesticides or fertilizers. The Maori have used Mānuka Oil for centuries as traditional healing oil.
The Mānuka Tree Mānuka is the name given by the Maori to Leptospermum scoparium, a native tree of New Zealand. It grows at widely varying altitudes and climates and in areas subjected to wild, windy, and wet conditions. Given the seasonal high humidity and temperatures of the East Cape one would expect the trees to suffer from a number of bacterial and fungal diseases. However, the East Cape Mānuka trees are always healthy and even thrive in adverse conditions. We now know that this resilience is due to the mānuka oil stored in their leaves, which protects the trees against all sort of bacterial and fungal attacks .
At flowering time, the Mānuka trees are covered with small, delicate flowers that attract bees, which collect the nectar to produce our UMF East Cape Manuka Honey.
About Te Araroa
Located at the tip of New Zealand’s North Island, Te Araroa
is a rugged area with breathtaking views. Don’t worry about feeling crowded: population around town is about 600, and about 1,200 for the entire district. This population is primarily native Maori, and harvesting Mānuka leaves for oil extraction is one of their main sources of income.
Wholesale Manuka Oil 80 ml size now available. Ideal for DIY skincare.