Niaouli Essential Oil

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Niaouli oil is extracted from Melaleuca viridiflora (also known as Melaleuca quinquenervia) of the Myrtaceae family.

This essential oil is used in aromatherapy as it has excellent antiseptic and stimulating qualities. It is extensively used to clear infections such as bronchitis, catarrh and sinus, as well as acne, boils, burns, ulcers and cuts.

Oil properties

Niaouli oil has a slightly sweet, fresh smell and its color varies from colorless to pale yellow and greenish.

Origin of Niaouli

This large evergreen tree is native to Australia, New Caledonia and the French Pacific Islands and has a flexible trunk, spongy bark, pointed linear leaves and spikes of sessile yellowish flowers.

Because the falling leaves covering the ground act as a strong disinfectant, it makes for a healthy environment, and it also purifies water. It was assigned its botanical name in 1788 during Captain Cook’s voyage and was historically used in French hospital obstetric wards because of its antiseptic properties. It is still a popular ingredient for toothpaste and mouth sprays.


Niaouli oil is extracted from the young leaves and twigs by steam distillation.

Chemical composition

The main chemical components of niaouli oil are 1,8-cineole, y-terpineol, limonene, a-phellandrene, a and b pinene, linalool and piperitone.


Niaouli oil is considered a safe oil, since it is non-toxic, non-irritant and non-sensitizing.

Therapeutic Properties

The therapeutic properties of niaouli oil are analgesic, anti-rheumatic, antiseptic, bactericidal, balsamic, cicatrisant, decongestant, expectorant, febrifuge, insecticide, stimulant, vermifuge and vulnerary.


Niaouli oil helps to increases concentration and clears the head, while lifting the spirits. Since it has wonderfully antiseptic properties, it is most useful to fight infections such as colds, fevers, flu, chest infections, bronchitis, tuberculosis, pneumonia, whooping cough, asthma, sinusitis, sore throats, catarrh and laryngitis.

It furthermore is useful against enteritis, dysentery, intestinal parasites, cystitis and urinary infection and to relieve the pain of rheumatism and neuralgia.

As a disinfectant, niaouli oil is valuable for washing wounds to clear up ulcers, acne, blemishes, boils, burns, cuts, insect bites, as well as acting as a decongestant on oily skin.


Niaouli oil’s great benefit lies in its disinfecting properties, to fortify the body against infections, to tone the digestive system and to assist in any infection on the skin.

  • Burners and vaporizers
    • In vapor therapy, niaouli oil can help with stimulating concentration and clearing the head, fighting infections, toning the digestive system and relieving pain.
  • Blended massage oil or in the bath
    • In a blended massage oil or diluted in the bath, it is of great use to fight infections, relieving pain, toning the digestive system and sorting out skin infections.
  • Cream or lotions
    • In a cream or lotion it is great to clear up inflamed problems, such as acne, boils, ulcers, burns, cuts and insect bites. It also helps to clear away congestion in an oily skin.

More information about Niaouli Oil

Skincare ~ recommended for the treatment of acne, blemishes, boils, burns, ulcers, abscesses, rashes, wounds & skin infections ~ fades away scars & marks ~ treats oily, dull & congested skin ~ speeds up growth of new skin tissue & cells ~ excellent antiseptic & healing properties

Insecticidal Properties ~ kills insects & keeps them away ~ antidote against insect bites & stings

Digestive System ~ recommended for diarrhoea

Immune System ~ excellent pain relieving properties ~ induces numbness in the nerves & desensitizes the area ~ effective for treating pain from headaches, migraines, toothaches, earaches ~ strong disinfectant & antiseptic properties ~ protects wounds against infection  ~ helps lower body temperature due to fever & promotes sweating ~ strengthens immunity

Lymphatic System ~ stimulates circulation & detoxifying properties

Musculoskeletal System ~ recommended for treating muscular & joint aches, pains & sprains ~ arthritis, rheumatic, gout & neuralgia pain ~ helps prevent inflammation, swelling & the accumulation of uric acid & brings warmth

Nervous System ~ invigorating effect on the mind ~ recommended for poor concentration, mental fatigue & nervous debility ~ helps to increase concentration & clears the head

Reproductive System ~ treatment for cystitis & other urinary tract infections

Respiratory System ~ recommended for asthma, bronchitis, colds, flu, fever, chest infections, phenumonia, whooping cough, sore throats, catarrh, laryngitis, sinusitis ~ expectorant, anti-allergy & anti-asthmatic properties ~ clears up congestion

Emotional ~ Spiritual ~  lifts the spirits ~ relaxing, refreshing & calming  ~ purification, protection, releases negative enrgies that ‘clog up’ the physical & mental bodies, ~ aura cleansing ~ helps stimulate the mind ~ body ~ soul, ~ excellent for meditation ~ helps invigorate the soul

Blends Well With ~ Aniseed, Basil, Bergamot, Blood Orange, Cajeput, Coriander, Dill, Eucalyptus, Eucalyptus Lemon Scented, Eucalyptus Peppermint, Fennel, Fir Needle, Geranium, Juniper Berry, Lavender, Lemon, Lemon Balm, Lemongrass, Lemon Scented Tea Tree, Lemon Myrtle, Lemon Verbena, Lime, Mandarin, May Chang, Melissa, Myrtle, Neroli, Nerolina, Orange, Patchouli, Ravensara, Rosalina, Rose Geranium, Rosemary, Peppermint, Pine, Spearmint, Spruce, Tangerine, Tea Tree

Safety ~ Non-toxic, non-irritant & non-sensitising

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