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Niaouli Essential Oil (melaleuca viridiflora)

Niaouli Essential Oil (melaleuca viridiflora)

The niaouli essential oil was originally known as Gomenol, as the niaouli was first distilled and shipped from Gomen in the French East Indies. Niaouli was used in hospitals in France. Niaouli is used in pharmaceutical preparations such as gargles and mouth sprays. The essential oil is distilled from the leaves and young twigs of the niaouli plant. The essential oil of niaouli is obtained from the leaves of the tree and from the young twigs by steam distillation. The essential oil is usually colourless with a warm, sweet and quite like camphor.

Latin name: Melaleuca viridiflora.

Family: Myrtaceae.

Plant part used: The essential oil is obtained from the leaves of the young twigs, and varies from dark to pale yellow.

Extraction: By steam distillation.

Properties of Niaouli Essential Oil: Analgesic, antiseptic, balsamic, decongestant, stimulant. Effects on the skin: Helps to firm the tissues and aids with healing, can be helpful with acne, ulcers, boils, burns and cuts..

Aroma: The niaouli oil has a strong, hot, camphorous aroma that is slightly sweet, clear and fairly penetrating.

Blends well for inhalations with Eucalyptus, peppermint, pine and myrtle. For other uses, blends well with Coriander, fennel, juniper berry, orange, lavender, fennel, orange, rosemary and peppermint.

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