What's all the buzz about Manuka? In the health-conscious world of superfoods, Manuka honey is touted for its healing properties. Perhaps you’ve seen it listed as a power smoothie ingredient or you’ve read about the benefits of including this type of honey in your diet. Well, Manuka honey is produced by bees which have pollinated the flowers of the manuka plant, the very same plant whose leaves, seeds, and bark are steam distilled to produce Manuka essential oil! The manuka plant, native to New Zealand, is a member of the myrtle family, which also includes tea tree and eucalyptus. Seasoned essential oil users will recognize those two plants as the sources of fantastically beneficial oils, so we would expect nothing less than excellence from their lesser-known sister oil!