Sensitive skin rejoice! Niaouli Essential Oil is a gentle yet mighty oil that is optimal for sensitive skin that needs a robust ally. Similar in composition to tea tree oil, Niaouli offers the same benefits in a much gentler, herbaceous, more understated libation.
Botanical Name: Melaleuca quinquenervia
Botanical Family: Myrtaceae
Extraction Method: Steam distilled
Part of Plant Distilled: Leaves
Country of Origin: New South Wales
Cultivation Method: Organic
Composition: 100% Melaleuca quinquenervia
Consistency: Thin viscosity
Scent Description: Pungent camphor kneels before sweet, airy-earth, embraced by edges of invigorating, herbaceous green notes.
In Living Libations: Zippity DewDab
Blends well with: Tea Tree, Eucalyptus, Cedar, Blue Cypress, Palmarosa, Honey Myrtle, Immortelle, Frankincense, Peppermint, Myrrh, Oregano, Cardamom, Lemon, Bergamot, and Lime.
Uses: Cleanser for acne; apply a dab to areas neat. Dilute to use in massage blends for muscles. Add a dab in the bath. Perfect for plane travel and house cleaning. Purifies with diffusion. Apply to skin to purify pores and texture. It can be consumed in tea, as is often done in Middle Eastern countries. In Western countries, Niaouli is often in oral products for clean, fresh breath.
Sensitive skin, it's your time to sing! Niaouli Essential Oil is a fantastic skin tonic. Just as Tea Tree oil is often added to acne toners, Niaouli offers similar benefits and is an ally to add to skin cleansers for acne.
Anoint tender skin and spiritual issues with the energy of Niaouli Essential Oil, the strong, silent cousin of Tea Tree oil. If you find Tea Tree a bit harsh or astringent-smelling, Niaouli offers the same power wrapped in a sweeter scent.
Sometimes referred to as Five-Veined Paperbark oil, or MQV essential oil (a nickname based on the latin name, Melaleuca quinquenervia), Niaouli has played a prominent role in world cultures for many centuries. Peoples in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and the Pacific Rim have long known of the pure plant power contained in the paper bark tree, which is native to Australia, Papua New Guinea, and New Caledonia. In New Caledonia especially, the oil captured from this trusted tree has been woven into every facet of the local's lives. Plentiful paper bark trees purify the air naturally.
Its crisp camphorous molecules make Niaouli perfect for use in a diffuser or salt pipe while studying or performing tasks that require the utmost concentration.
"Bowles (2003) gives the main constituents of niaouli from Madagascar as 1,8-cineole at 41.8%, viridifloral (a sesquiterpene alcohol) at 18.1% and limonene at 5%... A study conducted by Donoyama and Ichiman (2006) revealed that niaouli was the best oil for "hygienic massage practice."
~ Jennifer Peace Rhind, Essential Oils: A Handbook for Aromatherapy Practice