Manuka High Altitude Essential Oil

Adam Michael has this to say “I find the aroma of manuka a little like the inside of a pet shop, something animalic about this aroma in its opening, like smelling the insides of a heavily varnished rabbit hutch, emitting musty dry grassy notes with a stinky urinal nuance. Also I detect a valerian feet smell, so you may appreciate I can’t get overly excited writing about this particular aroma although I will add the heart notes are somewhat more palatable with a musty floral quality.

However, the value of this material sits chiefly with its therapeutic uses having a long history of use by the Maori people especially for muscular pains and rheumatism, and being widely known within the aromatherapy circles as useful for treating a broad array of respiratory symptoms, colds, sinusitis, catarrh, etc. Right or wrong I class this material as a super tea tree material and it is a good addition to the first aid box. Produced by steam distillation of the leaves from the bushy shrub, pale yellow in colour and of a pourable viscosity.”

Botanical Name: Leptospermum scoparium

Origin: New Zealand