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Niaouli Essential Oil


Niaouli essential oil is closely related to Tea Tree essential oil. It has long been used in aromatherapy as a remedy for pretty much any ailment and is known to have a special affinity for the respiratory system.

Name of Oil:  Niaouli

Latin Binomial:  Melaleuca quinquenervia

Extraction Method:  Steam

Countries of Origin:  Madagascar, New Caledonia, Australia

Scent Profile: Earthy, musty, harsh

Parts used in distillation:  Leaves

Oil Characteristics: Clear, thin consistency, middle note, medium intensity

Cultivation:  Certified Organic


Used in aromatherapy for the symptomatic relief of:

Cleaning wounds, muscular aches and pain, arthritis, UTI, cystitis, bronchitis, sinusitis, allergies, asthma, acne and boils.

Used in aromatherapy to help ease emotional symptoms of:

Clarifying and uplifting


Leaves used to be bruised in water and the liquid was then consumed to relieve headaches, colds, and in times of general sickness. In France, pharmaceuticals were made containing niaouli up until the1980s.

Chemical Constituents

1,8 cineole, a-pinene, b-pinene, phellandrene,a-terpinene, limonene, a-terpineol, terpinen-4-ol, viridiflorol, merolidol,b-caryophyllene, viridiflorene

Safety & References

Safety Data:

Non-toxic, non-irritating, non-sensitizing

Books Cited:

The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy, 2nd Edition – Salvatore Battaglia

Essential Oil Safety , 2nd Edition – Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young 

The Complete Book of Essential Oils &Aromatherapy – Valerie Wormwood  

Aromatherapeutic Blending – Jennifer Peace Rhind

The Fragrant Mind – Valerie Wormwood

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