Our Story

East Cape Manuka Oil is at the heart of our company.

About ManukaRx

Here at ManukaRx, we develop high quality, sustainable, natural skincare products for enhancing overall health, vitality and wellness using the hero ingredient; East Cape mānuka oil.

East Cape mānuka trees have been shown to have a higher level of β-triketones than mānuka from any other region. The β-triketones are what give the essential oil its scientifically proven antibacterial and antimicrobial properties.

Skincare. Better, naturally.

Our 100% NZ-owned company’s first product was a natural ointment, an everyday balm for everyday harm. The outstanding feedback the product received identified the potential for sharing East Cape mānuka oil with more people around the world and so began our journey.

Mānuka oil is one of the newest, strongest and most powerful essential oils, also known as Leptospermum Scoparium oil. It is known as a herbal alternative to harsh antibacterial ingredients, and works holistically to help many common skin issues; helping to provide clearer, healthy skin, naturally.

Backed by Science

Thanks to research, the team have been able to discover more about the medicinal benefits of East Cape mānuka and its incredible antibacterial and antimicrobial properties.

Science has now confirmed that East Cape mānuka oil is 1,000x more effective than mānuka honey and 20-30x stronger than regular Australian tea tree oil against gram-positive bacteria (the bad skin bacteria).

Good for Everyone

Our New Zealand owned business is good for the planet first and foremost, good for our customers, and good for our people. Always.

Our mānuka oil is sustainably harvested from the wild and from plantations on the East Cape of New Zealand supporting the local community who harvest the leaves of the mānuka plant and steam distil them to create our powerful skincare.

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