Botanical name Melaleuca quinquenervia
Source Leaves and Twigs.
Processing Method Steam Distilled.
Color/Consistency A light, clear, pale yellow liquid.
Aromatic Summary / Note / Strength of Aroma A middle note of medium aroma, Niaouli Essential Oil has a sweet, fresh, camphoraceous smell.
Blend with Basil, Cajeput, Eucalyptus, Fennel, Juniper, Lavender, Lemon, Lime, Myrtle, Orange, Pine, Rosemary, Peppermint, Tea Tree and Thyme.
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.
In Australia, Melaleuca quinquenervia occurs along the east coast, from Cape York in Queensland to Botany Bay in New South Wales. It grows in seasonally inundated plains and swamps, along estuary margins and is often the dominant species. In the Sydney region it grows alongside trees such as swamp mahogany and bangalay. It grows in silty or swampy soil and palnts have grown in acid soil of pH as low as 2.5
The essential oil of Niaouli is extracted through steam distillation of its fresh leaves and tender twigs. The main components of this oil are alpha phellandrene, alpha pinene, beta pinene, cineole, gamma terpineol, limonene, linalool and piperitone.
It is a non-toxic, non sensitizing, and non-irritating substances. No other potent threats have been found.
Hazards None known.
Contraindications None known.
Adverse skin reactions No information found.
Acute toxicity No information found.
Carcinogenic/anticarcinogenic potential No information was found for the essential oil but it contains no.
The distinction between this chemotype and the nerolidol chemotype is not well established. Although it is a mixed chemotype, oils with this profile are generally referred to as linalool chemotype. The compositional values given here are averages. A further 77 constituents have been identified.