Organic Niaouli Essential Oil
Broad-Leaf Tea Tree, Broad-Leaved Paperbark, Paperbark.
- Certified Organic Niaouli Essential Oil is related to Tea Tree, but its effects are more similar to Cajuput, which is in the same family. In addition to fighting infections, Niaouli is also helpful for allergies, headaches and skin care.
Farming Method Certified Organic Country of Origin Madagascar Plant Part Leaf Scientific Name Melaleuca viridiflora Application Method Bath, Compress, Diffusion, Inhalation, Topical
Niaouli contains the infection-fighting properties of both Tea Tree and Eucalyptus. Chemically, it is more similar to Eucalyptus but much milder, since its 1.8 cineol content is significantly lower. It can be used freely on the skin (diluted of course) as a muscle rub, an insect repellent, an acne treatment and even a douche.
Although Niaouli is a melaleuca species, the fresh, camphorous scent of Niaouli is more reminiscent of Eucalyptus, but with a little smooth and sweet hint of cardamom. Its aroma is more pleasantly mellow than other related essential oils, which makes Niaouli a great companion for someone with allergies who wants to use direct inhalation.
Below is a list of benefits that Amrita’s Certified Organic Niaouli Essential Oil provides, by category.
Respiratory system: Bronchitis, catarrh, congestion, coughs, sinusitis, asthma, sore throat.
Skin problems: Acne, oily skin and hair, preventing insect bites.
Musculoskeletal system: Arthritis, rheumatism, muscular aches and pains, poor circulation.
Genito-urinary system: Urinary tract infections, urethritis, cystitis, leucorrhoea.
For use on the skin (Topical Application), dilute up to 1-2% in any carrier oil; 2% is approximately 1 teaspoon (5ml) of essential oil per 1 cup (250ml) of carrier oil, or about 10 drops essential oil to a tablespoon (15 ml) of carrier oil.
Sore muscles, poor circulation, arthritis and rheumatism: Topical Application
Cough, bronchitis, colds: Direct Inhalation from a diffuser, Steam Inhalation, Topical Application to chest.
Sore throat: Compress, Direct Inhalation from a diffuser.
Asthma: Direct Inhalation from a diffuser on a regular basis
Cystitis, urinary infections: Sitz Bath, Douche.
For skin and hair health: Add 1% to skin and hair products.
Insect Repellent: Topical Application on exposed skin
Nontoxic, non-irritant, non-sensitizing.
Historically, Niaouli was primarily used as an antiseptic. It was used as a mouth rinse, a headache-relieving syrup, in vaginal suppositories and in treatments to expel intestinal worms.
About the Plant
Niaouli is a star even in the illustrious group of evergreen trees native to Australia that have made their mark on modern life through their powerfully antiseptic essential oils.
There are hundreds of types of Eucalyptus and Tea Tree, which you will find growing next to Niaouli deep in the forests of the botanical treasure known as Australia.
A small, humble tree with spongy, papery bark, Niaouli can also be found as a shrub decorating parks and homes with its attractive pointed leaves and yellow flowers.
Myrtaceae – Myrtle Family
Scent: The scent of Niaouli Essential Oil is fresh like Eucalyptus but smooth and sweet like Cardamom.
Blends With: Bergamot, Eucalyptus, Lavender, Lemon, Orange.
Composition: Cineol, terpineol, pinene, limonene, citrene, terebenthene, valeric ester, acetic ester, butyric ester.