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Are manuka and tea tree the same?
Last Updated: 30th January, 2020
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Also, what is the difference between tea tree and manuka?
Manuka essential oil comes from the same botanical family as Tea Tree (Myrtaceae) and is distilled from the Leptospermum scoparium (manuka) tree. Steam distillation is used to extract the essential oil from the leaves and small stems of the tree, which is native to New Zealand and Australia.
One may also ask, does Manuka honey come from tea tree? Manuka honey is made in both New Zealand and Australia, and comes from a flowering plant that is in the tea tree and myrtle families.
Secondly, is Manuka oil better than tea tree oil?
According to Manuka Biotic, Manuka Oil is actually 100 times stronger than Manuka honey when compared gram for gram! It's also 30 times stronger than Tea Tree Oil! This incredible oil is an effective antibacterial, anti-fungal, antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory ingredient.
What is the difference between tea tree oil and Melaleuca?
Yes, Melaleuca alternifolia is also known as Tea Tree. Essential oil companies and others will use these names interchangeably. Hence why Melaleuca Oil called Tea Tree Oil, it is the same just different names. The Melaleuca or Tea Tree is native to Queensland and New South Wales, Australia.