Niaouli essential oil has a fresh, camphoraceous aroma, similar to Tea Tree. It is a healing, stimulating, and refreshing oil that is beneficial for the immune system, skin problems, and respiratory ailments.
Niaouli (Melaleuca viridiflora) is a member of the tea tree family. It is a large evergreen tree native to Australia but is also found in New Caledonia, the French Pacific Islands, and other tropical regions such as Madagascar. Niaouli essential oil is steam distilled from the tree’s aromatic leaves and young twigs. Niaouli essential oil has strong antibacterial and antiseptic properties and the Australian Aborigines have long used decoctions of the tree’s leaves to treat a wide range of ailments from aches, pains, wounds, and insect bites through to respiratory problems and other infections. Niaouli was also used in French obstetric wards because of its antiseptic properties. Today Niaouli is still used in antiseptic pharmaceutical products such as toothpaste, cough sweets, mouth sprays, and gargles. Niaouli essential oil has similar actions to Tea Tree and may be used in place of Tea Tree oil when a more pleasant, less harsh, and less medicinal aroma is required.
Species: Melaleuca viridiflora
Plant family: Myrtaceae
Note: Top to middle
Extraction method: Steam distilled
Safety Note: Non-toxic.
Skin: Niaouli essential oil is useful for cleaning wounds. It is also beneficial for ulcers, oily skin, acne, blemishes, boils, burns, cuts, insect bites, and other skin problems.
Mind: Niaouli’s stimulating and uplifting aroma can help clear the head and aid concentration. For this reason, it is best to avoid using it in the evening just prior to bed.
Body: Niaouli oil is an effective immune system booster and can help the body fight infection. It is commonly used for respiratory problems such as coughs, colds, flu, sinusitis, bronchitis, chest infections, and sore throats. It can also be used in a local wash to help treat urinary tract infections, cystitis, and thrush.
Blends well with: Lavender, Pine, Lemon, Myrtle, Orange, Hyssop, and Eucalyptus
Allergens Listing: Limonene 10%, Linalool 0.2%