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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