Natural products from New Zealand plants
There are natural products that are derived from New Zealand native plants, but one stand out that does everything from killing bacteria to encouraging the skin's natural healing processes to preventing acne. The star of all of the natural products is an essential oil steam-distilled from the manuka bush (Leptospermum scoparium) and it’s a potent all-purpose oil suitable for many skin challenges. More effective than its Australian cousin the tea tree plant (Leptospermum laevigatum), manuka oil is a locally-grown product.
Recently, it’s been harnessed for manuka ointment, one of the best natural products which provide an easy-to-use solution for almost every minor skin complaint.
For bites and stings
Apply a dab of manuka oil or manuka ointment to an insect bite or sting. The properties assist the natural recovery of swelling and redness and quickly reduce the impact of the sting, and the anti-bacterial properties ensure you are protected from bacteria at the same time.
Helps fight bacteria to prevent acne
A little oil or manuka ointment on the affected area will help to keep the skin clear of blemishes.
Fungal problems are common and most can be treated with an over-the-counter medication from the pharmacy. However, if you want natural products, try manuka oil which helps speed the body's natural healing process.
Manuka oil is a cicatrisant and is a cytophylactic, which means it helps production of new skin cells to form a less-obvious scar. Try it to minimise skin damage and encourage the skins natural healing process.
Calming and soothing
Manuka oil, easily applied as manuka ointment, soothes and calms the skin, allowing encouraging the body's natural healing process while protecting against bacteria.
Dandruff can be caused by a variety of issues, including allergies, hair product build-up, and dry scalp. As the scalp suffers it can be itchy, which can lead to skin damage and then more dandruff. Manuka oil maintains moisture in the scalp, soothes irritation and promotes a calmness of the skin. Massage into the scalp using a carrier oil and wash out later, for a healthy dandruff-free scalp. Alternatively, rub a little manuka ointment between your palms and apply at night to the root area of your hair.
Body odour is caused by sweat, which contains bacteria that produce the smell. While it’s a natural process, in some people the odour can be very unpleasant. Manuka oil kills the bacteria that produce the smell, making it a very effective deodorant. Try rubbing a little ManukaRx ointment in your armpits instead of your regular antiperspirant.
Manuka oil used to make natural products with antibacterial properties
As mentioned already in the article, one of manuka oil’s best qualities is its anti-bacterial affects. It kills the bacterium that causes acne, body odour and a host of other skin issues. A tube of ManukaRx ointment really is the perfect addition to a natural first aid kit.