That’s It’s not-so-secret super-power is our potent, 100% pure New Zealand Mānuka Oil. So what makes mānuka oil so special? Turns out, a whole load of things, but in a nutshell? It is a really effective, 100% natural, sustainable, alternative to treating a whole lot of everyday ailments, annoyances and abrasions.
Much of mānuka oil’s efficacy is linked to its levels of naturally occurring chemical compounds called triketones. To ensure the maximum potency of That’s It Mānuka Oil we specifically grow a regional variant known to produce high triketone levels.
Our vacuum distillation method allows steam to form at a much lower temperature, reducing triketone damage and creating a 100% pure, high-potency, essential mānuka oil. Efficacy is a fundamental bottom line for That’s It – we began when we couldn’t find a natural product that could keep up with us! When we use That’s It Mānuka Oil as an active ingredient – for example in That’s It First Aid Gel – we always err on the side of generosity, adding enough to create high potency, highly effective products where a little goes a long way.
Cuts, scratches and grazes
Mānuka oil is great at reducing inflammation and alleviating the pain of sunburn. Apply cold water to your skin (to remove the heat) and then gently rub oil onto the burn to keep it moist and help to relieve itchiness later on.
Apply with a cotton ball twice daily. Continue to apply for 5 days after visible signs of infection have gone.
Insect repellent & bite treatment
Apply a few drops to exposed skin to help keep bugs away. Rub in a few drops of mānuka oil, twice daily, until itching stops.
Dandruff or itchy scalp
Add 10 drops to your normal shampoo and massage into wet hair and scalp. Leave for 5 minutes before rinsing out.
Aching muscles and joints
Add a few drops into a carrier (like your regular skin cream or moisturiser) and massage in to skin.
OR add a few drops to your bath for an incredibly relaxing soak.
Add a few drops to a foot bath and soak your feet for 20 minutes daily.
Cold / congestion/ blocked sinuses / Flu
Add a few drops to a steam bowl and inhale the vapour.
Oily skin and pimples
Apply as a spot treatment directly to problem areas.
To get slightly more detailed, it is an essential oil created from steam distilling the bark, wood and leaves of New Zealand’s native Leptosepermum scoparium shrub (commonly known as mānuka). There is an ever-expanding list of extraordinary medicinal benefits — including antiseptic/bacterial, antifungal and anti-inflammatory properties — linked to this veritable super-plant. For centuries it was used throughout traditional Māori Rongoā practice to treat internal and external ailments, fight infection, help heal wounds, soothe pain and reduce inflammation. In more modern times, scientific studies have verified this indigenous knowledge, uncovering the host of antimicrobial properties that make mānuka oil such an effective, multipurpose topical treatment.