Manuka (Leptospermum scoparium) comes from the myrtle family and is native to Australia and New Zealand. Manuka essential oil has a woodsy, slightly sweet scent and is steam distilled from the leaves and stems of the plant. It can be compared to Tea Tree oil, as it shares many of the same benefits. Young Living’s manuka is wildcrafted from the East Cape region of New Zealand.
Scientific name: Leptospermum scoparium
Botanical family: Myrtaceae
Region(s) found: New Zealand, Australia
Plant part used: Chopped leaves and small stems
Extraction method: Steam distillation
YL Region: Most Young Living Manuka essential oil comes from New Zealand.