Mānuka [ ma·nu·ka ] honey comes from the nectar of the flower of the Mānuka bush (Leptospermum scoparium) which is indigenous to New Zealand. It is the nectar and the bee that give this honey its unique properties.
MGO stands for Methylglyoxal, which is the name of the chemical marker that gives Manuka honey its unique antimicrobial activity. This helps ensure that all certified Manuka honey are authentic and the highest quality. The higher the MGO number the higher the antimicrobial activity.
Mānuka Lab® share equal percentages of honey sales between Mānuka resources owners, beekeepers and the honey processing company.
By using a fair share benchmark that is higher than the industry standard, we are able to continually support landowners to guard, protect and nurture Mānuka plants, leading to a sustainable future together.
Our Ethical Honey Harvesting Programme also sets out clear quality policies and procedures for all harvest and apiary operators working with us. The aim of this programme is to protect the bees and hives from risk of contamination, to protect the environment during harvesting and to keep our people safe through the process.
MGO (sometimes seen as MG) is the abbreviation of Methylglyoxal and is used as a measure to grade Mānuka honey antimicrobial activity. Methyglyoxal is a key unique compound naturally occurring in New Zealand Mānuka honey.
UMF® stands for Unique Mānuka Factor. As a quality assurance mark, it ensures quality and purity of UMF® honey products. UMF® can only be used by licence holders who follow UMF® Honey Association’s stringent Code of Practice. This includes independent audits to ensure compliance with UMF® quality standard production facility requirements. The association appoints independent companies to regularly check licensees’ samples from the marketplace. This helps ensure all the UMF®-certified Mānuka honey are authentic and the highest quality products.
Manuka Lab trace product from hive to jar, via our hive scanning systems.
Mānuka honey is a natural product, influenced by seasonal and regional conditions. Some areas produce paler honey than others. Mānuka honey might also grow in flavour and darken with age.
We recommend you store your Mānuka honey in a cool dry place under 21 degrees Celsius. Frequent or large change of temperature might affect Mānuka honey’s texture and UMF®/MGO levels.
Yes, all Mānuka Lab® Mānuka honey is collected by our kiwi bees, harvested by our beekeepers from the untamed East Coast of New Zealand. The honey is then extracted and processed in our factories in Opotiki and Whakatane. All jars of honey are delivered to your door right from our factory and warehouse in Whakatane, and no middle parties are involved.
We care about your SAFETY, please check the guidelines below carefully before use.
Our essential oils are for external use only.Perform a patch test prior to use. If discomfort or irritation occurs, stop using immediately.Avoid contact with sensitive areas such as eyes, ears, genitals, and mucous membranes with undiluted essential oils.Essential oils are very powerful, so start with a low dosage and gradually build up. Excessive use of essential oils may increase the risk for adverse reactions. In most cases, 1–2 drops are adequate, and using more may waste product. Depending on the essential oil, you can gradually build up to 3–4 uses per day, if desired.If you have a medical condition or are using a prescription medication, it is recommended that prior to using an essential oil, you consult with a health care advisor who has experience with essential oils.Not recommended for use during pregnancy without consulting your health care professional first.Many essential oils are appropriate for use on children but should be diluted with a carrier oil prior to use. Always check the warning on the product packaging first.
MßTK™ stands for natural Mānuka oil ß-triketones, a group of natural compounds found in Mānuka oil that are highly beneficial in the fight against harmful bacteria. MßTK™ is a quality assurance mark and represents the percentage of Mānuka ß-triketones present in Manuka oil. Learn more.
As a natural product, like Mānuka honey, Mānuka oil varies in antimicrobial potency. The MßTK™ grading system effectively communicates the strength and quality of the Mānuka oil and allows you to select the grade of oil most suited to your needs.
Sealed Mānuka Lab® essential oils can be kept for 3 years from the date of manufacture. Once open, for the best result, please use it within 6 months.
Store it in a cool and dry place, avoid direct contact with sunlight.
Our essential oils are 100% natural and completely free of chemicals and synthetic ingredients.
We care about our people as well as animals, so we have been always against animal testing and we do not test our essential oils (or any of our products) on animals.
All Mānuka Lab® products are proudly made and supplied by New Zealand Manuka Group Limited.
Our company founder Phil Caskey and his wife and business partner Sharan Caskey are pioneers of New Zealand Mānuka industry. Phil co-created and registered the first Mānuka honey wound care dressing in the world, which helped introduce Manuka honey to the world as an important and worthwhile resource for health.
New Zealand Manuka Group is also currently the largest manufacturer of Mānuka essential oil in New Zealand and has been awarded Bay of Plenty Export NZ 2016, the Innovation in Export Award due to our innovative practices in Manuka oils.
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