Manuka Essential is similar to Tea Tree Oil but with extra properties and a gentler action (studies have shown that its positive effects may be even stronger than that of Tea Tree). Manuka is great to use where a pleasant rather than medicinal smell is appropriate. It is good for people with dry, oily or sensitive skin. Use well diluted - Manuka is especially effective in Avacado or Jojoba for dry and sensitive skin. It is also a good mood-lifter. Why not try adding a few drops to your bath as a pick-me-up for those winter blues. Manuka has such a wide range of properties that it is used in many modern day skincare, body oil, lotion, cream, soap and shampoo products.