East Cape manuka oil is twenty times more active against gram postitive bacteria than Australian tea tree oil and up to ten times stronger against fungus.

What we need is a safe and effective alternative to the harmful medications so often prescribed to treat persistent skin conditions.

Taoist symbol of yin and yang draws
parallels to the nature of skin disease as an imbalance of bacteria and fungus on the skin.

East Cape manuka oil protects you against a broad spectrum of bacteria and fungi.

Research performed at the Cawthron Institute proved:

  1. East Cape manuka oil is highly effective against gram positive bacteria.
  2. East Cape manuka oil kills a variety of yeasts and fungi, including the ones that cause athlete’s foot.
  3. East Cape manuka oil kills ubiquitous gram negative bacteria like E. coli at approximately 2.6% concentration.
  4. East Cape manuka oil kills antibiotic resistant S. aureus at approximately 0.02% concentration.

Many skin disorders such as acne, eczema and psoriasis are caused or aggravated by the presence of bacteria and fungus. The unique manuka oil composition characteristic of New Zealand’s East Cape is incredibly effective in alleviating the symptoms and ultimately eliminating the causes of these aggravating and persistent conditions.

All natural East Cape manuka oil is powerful, but gentle.

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treacherous cliffs above as an analogy to the well-being of true health and balance.

Put the wisdom of ancient folklore to work in the modern world.

It is not surprising that the Maori people, indigenous to New Zealand, have long known of the amazing healing properties of manuka. These wise people have kept the ancient knowledge alive.

Many have made a drink of manuka, including the illustrious Captain Cook, and the name “tea tree” is often associated with this plant, as well as its closely related cousin, the Australian tea tree. While these two types of plant do share certain anti-microbial characteristics, they are different species. The manuka tree of New Zealand is the leptospermum scoparium, whereas the Australian tea tree is the melaleuca alternifolia. As different species the resulting oils produce dramatically different aromas. The tea tree oil has a very pungent, penetrating odor while the manuka oil has a relatively mild but distinct scent.

picture of 10 ml dropper bottle containing 100% pure 
East Cape manuka oil

East Cape manuka oil is an awesome aromatherapy oil because

Thus in addition to bringing its unique antiseptic benefits to the aromatherapy session, manuka can support very pleasant scents that would be completely obliterated by the overpowering odor of Australian tea tree oil. One derives the most benefit from the aromatherapy through the enjoyment of the pleasant environment created by the ionized oil particles in the air.

As an aromatherapy oil, manuka brings a very calming element along with its antiseptic properties. Properly diffused, pure East Cape manuka oil creates an enjoyable aroma while chemically neutralizing pathogens in the air. Combining the manuka oil with citrus or other stable essential oils enhances the smell. Lemon, for example, brings an uplifting energy to the session while red mandarin or tangerine produces a clean tranquility, all in synergy with the manuka. All of these energies are very soothing to the body and the mind.

East Cape manuka oil has a unique anti-microbial profile.

Manuka grows all over New Zealand, but there is a great deal of variety in the essential oil content of the trees and shrubs that establish themselves throughout the country. Research performed at the New Zealand Institute for Crop & Food Research Limited evaluated at least four major chemotypes associated with the broad range of chemical compositions that are to be found. And among these is one very special composition that is found only on the East Cape, a rugged and remote part of the North Island.

Gas chromatography measurement of pure East Cape manuka oil

The particular chemotype characteristic of the East Cape region is unique because it contains unusually high concentrations of triketones in addition to the sesquiterpenes characteristic of the manuka plants more common to this region. The presence of the high concentrations of triketones work synergistically with the other, more common chemical consituents (such as the sesquiterpenes) creating powerful antimicrobial properties that work wonders on the skin.

The unique composition of East Cape manuka oil:

This company works hard to ensure that Harmonic products are based on the highest quality essential oils that can be acquired. East Cape manuka oil is tested routinely for its triketone content by gas chromatography. The results for the current shipment are shown here, indicating a triketone concentration of twenty-nine percent. This is quite typical of the plants that grow on the East Cape. That is why Harmonic products originate in that very special place: the East Cape of New Zealand.

East Cape manuka oil has amazing healing properties. Give it a try and change the way you feel about being clean!

Buy East Cape manuka oil because you will enjoy what happens to your skin when you start to use Harmonic products. Use the pure oil directly on your skin and in the aromatherapy diffuser. Highly recommended is the strong oil after you shower with East Cape manuka soap the one and only antimicrobial castile soap.


An investigation into the Antimicrobial Properties of Manuka and Kanuka Oil
A. Cooke and M.D. Cooke. Cawthron Report No. 263 (Prepared for Tairawhiti Pharmaceuticals).

Defining the North Island manuka chemotype resources—a survey report
M. Douglas, R. Anderson, J. van Klink, N. Perry & B. Smallfield. New Zealand Institute for Crop & Food Research Limited (July 2001).

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the East Cape manuka oil aromatherapy company