Niaouli Essential Oil
- Product Code: EO-N02
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- Ex Tax: £2.00
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
- Origin: Madagascar
- Note: Top to middle
- Extraction method: Steam distilled
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.
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.
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
Limonene 10%, Linalool 0.2%
To stimulate the mind
To aid concentration and clear the head in the morning, diffuse 3 drops Niaouli, 2 drops Lemon, and 1 drops Rosemary in a candle burner or diffuser.
To lift the spirits
If you’re feeling low, create an uplifting spritz to remind yourself it is all okay. In a spray bottle mix 100ml Orange Flower Hydrolat with 15 drops Niaouli, 10 drops Lemon, and 5 drops Lime and use as required.
For antibacterial and antiseptic skincare
Mix 2 drops Niaouli with 10ml of Lavender Hydrolat and apply as a local wash to cleanse the affected area.
For infections or small wounds mix 15ml of Aloe Vera Gel with 3 drops Niaouli and 3 drops Lavender and apply to the affected area to cleanse and aid healing.
To boost immunity
If you’re feeling a bit run down and need an immunity boost diffuse 3 drops Sweet Orange, 3 drops Juniper and 2 drops Niaouli in a candle burner or diffuser.
To decongest the respiratory system
If you have respiratory challenges like bronchitis or a chest infection, try a decongesting steam inhalation. Fill a bowl with boiling water, and add 3 drops Niaouli, 3 drops Eucalyptus and 2 drops Ravensara. Grab a towel, pop it over the back of your head, close your eyes before leaning over the bowl of water and use the towel to seal in the steam. Inhale the oils for a few minutes at a time.
Alternatively, if you’re struggling with respiratory congestion, you can make up an aromatherapy inhaler to help clear the airways while 'on the go'. Simply add 2 drops Niaouli and 1 drop Eucalyptus to an inhalator stick and use as required.