According to Down Under Enterprises, an Australian company, there will be a hike in Manuka oil demand due to its overall protection against bacteria when mixed with tea tree oil. It has unique beta-triketone compounds that helps improve the bactericidal efficacy of tea tree oil.
In many studies, Manuka oil has shown an 99.9% microbial kill rate and has been extremely effective against gram-positive bacteria like Pyogenes, Bacillus subtilis, and others. A study at the University of Hamburg also showed that manuka oil was effective against Staphylococcus aureus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Escherichia coli, and Moraxella catarrhalis.
Manuka oil can also be used in many skincare products for acne, aging, and dermatitis due to its anti-inflammatory properties.