Niaouli Essential Oil – Melaleuca quinquenervia – commonly known as the broad leafed paperbark, is steam distilled from the leaves and terminal branches of this less well known melaleuca species grown in Madagascar. There is an Australian oil of the same species which presents a richer eucalyptus tone with slight minty undertones.
Niaouli Essential Oil is a transparent liquid, colourless to pale yellow. The oil’s odour characteristics are described as fresh, slightly eucalyptus an camphor like.
Containing proven anti-microbial properties, Niaouli can be used for this purpose though best to try it first with a carrier oil when applying to the skin.
This oil has been used as a natural insect repellent though it’s effectiveness is not well documented.
Store your Niaouli below 30c and out of the reach o children. Not to be ingested and if pregnant, get advice from your medical practitioner or Aromatherapist prior to use.
The main chemical compounds of Niaouli are: cineole, a-terpineol, a-pinene, p-cymene