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Niaouli Essential Oil

Niaouli Essential Oil

Niaouli Essential Oil isn't the greatest smelling essential oil. What it lacks in aromatic appeal, however, it makes up for in its therapeutic benefits. It's an excellent choice for use with respiratory concerns, skin infections and acne. Refer to the Niaouli Essential Oil Uses section below for more benefits.

Niaouli Essential Oil

Aromatically, Niaouli Essential Oil is generally not considered a pleasant essential oil. The aroma is camphorous, earthy and a bit harsh. It's never a good idea to form an opinion of the aroma of an essential oil by simply smelling it straight from the bottle. This holds especially true for Niaouli Essential Oil. The characteristics of the aroma are more appealing when it is assessed on a fragrance testing strip. The aroma softens and marries well with other essential oils, particularly other medicinal and camphorous essential oils like Tea Tree, Rosemary 1,8 Cineole CT and Eucalyptus. Niaouli Essential Oil also blends well with essential oils in the wood, mint, spice and citrus families.

Niaouli Essential Oil is generally not utilized for emotional wellness applications. Due to its cineole content and composition of monoterpenes, however, it is a naturally stimulating essential oil.

Botanical Name

Melaleuca quinquenervia

Common Method of Extraction

Steam Distilled

Plant Part Typically Used

Leaves

Color

Clear

Consistency

Thin

Perfumery Note

Middle

Strength of Initial Aroma

Medium

Aromatic Description

Camphorous, earthy, musty.

Niaouli Essential Oil Uses

Bronchitis, respiratory tract disorders, influenza, sinus congestion, sore throats catarrh, coughs, colds, uterine infections, rheumatism, muscular injury, rashes, pimples, acne, herpes, wounds, cuts, grazes, insect repellent. [Valerie Ann Worwood, The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy, 25th Anniversary Edition (Novato, CA: New World Library, 2016, 609.]

Major Constituents for 1,8-Cineole Chemotype of Niaouli Essential Oil:
1,8-Cineole
a-Pinene
(+)-Limonene
a-Terpineol
B-Pinene
Viridiflorol
See Essential Oil Safety for more complete list of constituents and for profiles of Niaouli with other chemotypes.

[Private Communication: McGilvray, 1999. Source cited in Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young, Essential Oil Safety (Second Edition. United Kingdom: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, 2014), 364.]

Safety Information for 1,8-Cineole Chemotype

Tisserand and Young indicate that Niaouli Essential with the 1,8-Cineole chemotype may cause CNS and breathing problems in young children. They caution against using the oil on or near the face of infants and children. Reading Tisserand and Young's full profile for this and the other Niaouli chemotypes is recommended. [Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young, Essential Oil Safety (Second Edition. United Kingdom: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, 2014), 364.]

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General Safety Information

Do not take any oils internally and do not apply undiluted essential oils, absolutes, CO2s or other concentrated essences onto the skin without advanced essential oil knowledge or consultation from a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. If you are pregnant, epileptic, have liver damage, have cancer, or have any other medical problem, use oils only under the proper guidance of a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. Use extreme caution when using oils with children. It is safest to consult a qualified aromatherapy practitioner before using oils with children. For in-depth information on oil safety issues, read Essential Oil Safety by Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young.

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