Niaouli Essential Oil

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Melaleuca quinquenervia

This niaouli essential oil from Madagascar comes from a relative of Tea Tree. It has a sweeter yet more antiseptic fragrance, and can be used in addition to or in place of Tea Tree, with less tendency to irritate the skin.

As a disinfectant, niaouli oil is valuable for helping to clear up skin irritations such as boils, ulcers, cuts and insect bites. Niaouli oil can also be used to help treat oily, dull or acne-prone skin. A powerful stimulant, this unique oil is effective in clearing respiratory congestion, in increasing concentration and in clearing the head while lifting the spirits.

How to Use Niaouli Essential Oil

As it has very similar therapeutic effects and is more gentle to the skin than tea tree oil, Niaouli oil is the best choice for those with sensitive skin. Niaouli essential oil's disinfecting properties help your body fight infection while stimulating the components that help to heal the skin.

  • It can be diluted in water and used as an antiseptic wash for cuts and other minor skin irritations, or it may be mixed into a cream or lotion.
  • When diffused, niaouli oil can help prevent air-borne infection, and can open the respiratory system as well as the mind.
  • Diluted in a quality massage oil like Pureté Nature's rosehip seed oil, niaouli oil can help you fight infection, can relieve pain and can increase circulation.
  • Apply a drop to pimples with a Q-tip 2-3 times a day or use 2-3 drops in a warm steam bath.
  • When diluted in water (2 drops in ¼ cup of water), niaouli oil is also an excellent antiseptic mouthwash.

Safety Considerations for Niaouli Essential Oil

Niaouli oil is considered a safe oil, since it is non-toxic, non-irritant and non-sensitizing. It is a powerful stimulant, so be sure to use it early at night and only in combination with more sedative oil. Do not take niaouli essential oil internally. Do not apply directly to the eyes or to mucous membranes. Potential for Skin Irritation: Medium.

The information on this web-site is not intended to diagnose or prescribe for any disease or health condition. Pregnant women, nursing mothers and children should not use this product without first consulting a licensed healthcare practitioner.


Aromatic Profile and Blending of Niaouli Essential Oil

Sharp, clear, pungent, medicinal, floral, slightly sweet, fresh, earthy, musty and harsh. Spicy-camphoraceous, warm scent. Similar to tea tree oil but the aroma is softer, sweeter, and to many people, more pleasant. Niaouli oil is often mixed with juniper oil, lavender oil, lemon oil, lime oil, myrtle oil and rosemary oil. Niaouli oil will also mix nicely with the scents and therapeutic benefits of Scotch pine and sweet fennel.

  • Specific Blending Suggestions for Niaouli Oil from The Pharmacy of Flowers: 2 parts niaouli oil and 3 parts lavender essential oil; or, 3 parts niaouli oil, 2 parts lemon tea-tree oil and 1 part myrtle oil; or, 3 parts niaouli oil, 2 parts eucalyptus oil and 1 part myrtle oil.