Niaouli Essential Oil

Latin name Melaleuca viridiflora – Family species Myrtaceae

Synonyms include Melaleuca quinquenervia and Gomenol. Niaouli (Melaleuca viridiflora) is from the same family as tea tree and cajeput. Niaouli oil is often adulterated — challenging to find in a pure, unadulterated form.

Oil Selection Guide

Color – Colorless (clear) or pale yellow to pale green
Viscosity – Watery
Scent – Fresh, sweet, eucalyptus like, camphoraceous
Perfume Aroma – Top note

Oil Source Information

Plant Type – Bush
Parts Used – Leaves / Twigs
Countries of Origin – Australia, Tasmania, East Indies
Extraction Method – Steam distillation

Known Chemical Constituents

cineol, terpineol, pinene, limonene, citrene, terebenthene, valeric ester, acetic ester, butyric ester

Applications and Uses

Used in aromatherapy applications. Niaouli can also be found in pharmaceutical products (mouth sprays, gargles, toothpastes, cough drops) and cosmetics.

Niaouli blends well with


Precautions / Contraindications

Watch out for adulterated oils if using nialouli therapeutically.
See also Essential Oils Safety and Usage.

References and Resources

See Aromatherapy References and Resources page.

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