Niaouli is a large evergreen tree with the botanical name of Melaleuca Viridiflora and it is a native to Australia and a few neighboring areas. Due to its disinfectant and antiseptic properties, it is widely used in a large variety of cosmetics such as lotions, creams, soaps, and toothpastes. The essential oil of Niaouli is extracted through steam distillation of its fresh leaves and tender twigs.
BOTANICAL NAME : Melaleuca viridiflora
PARTS USED : Leaves and twigs
NOTE CLASSIFICATION : Middle
AROMA : Sweet, fresh, camphoraceous
ExtractionMethod : Steam Distillation
PROPERTIES : Analgesic, anticatarrhal, antiseptic, antispasmodic, bactericidal, cicatrizant, diaphoretic, expectorant, stimulant, vermifuge
BLENDS WELL WITH : Bergamot, eucalyptus, lavender, lemon, orange, tea tree
OF INTEREST : Niaouli was once shipped from Gomen in the French East Indies. This is where the name gomenol originates from.
1. Most often utilized in the perfume and fragrance industry.
2. Niaouli Essential Oil can be attributed to its properties as an analgesic, anti-rheumatic, antiseptic, bactericidal, balsamic, cicatrisant, decongestant, expectorant, febrifuge, insecticide, stimulant, vermifuge and vulnerary substance.