The month of May Young Living introduced Members to Manuka, Melrose, Cedarwood, and the ART skin care system. In this series I'm going to quickly breakdown why you want each of these regardless if you strategize to get them for free. As with most essential oils there is a laundry list of health benefits so keep in mind I'm merely highlighting or pointing out the cliff-notes version and as always encourage you to research as well.
Let's dive into Manuka!
Manuka (Leptospermum scoparium) is an amazing oil, which is Native to New Zealand and deeply rooted in the Māori culture -- it is commonly known as an antibacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-inflammatory, used to remedy basically everything for generations.
As I dove into research mode for this incredible oil, I immediately added it to my "when in doubt, use this oil" collection as well as my must-have 1st aid oils. I definitely encourage you to do the same!
Manuka is great for skin support, whether it's occasional or stubborn blemishes, scars, cuts, scrapes, bites, stings, skin reaction to something... It's also great for adding to your everyday skin care routine, moisturizer/lotion, body wash, shampoo (especially if you struggle with a dry/flaky scalp)... and don't worry, Manuka has a similar scent to Tea Tree with sweet notes of honey, so it's a clean and mildly warmer scent.
If you've been struggling with seasonal allergies or caught something that just won't go away, maybe it moved to your chest and nothing seems to be helping -- Manuka is a great oil to kick it for good. It's naturally an anti-inflammatory and handles all types from sinus/respiratory, to digestive (you name it) -- This essential oil will attack infections and brings fevers down. Sore body, muscles, joints? Helps with that, too.
If you're overly emotional, stressed/high-anxiety, or are just having a bad day -- Manuka is a great oil that helps calm those overly sensitive nerves and balance everything out. Manuka is an enhancer & equalizer oil that blends well with any citrus oil, cypress, eucalyptus, lavender, rosemary, &/or thyme.