Yes, Niaouli oil! This essential oil is used in medicinal preparations, in cough drops, vaporizer liquids, mouth sprays, gargles and to flavor toothpastes. Why is that?
The therapeutic benefits of Niaouli essential oil are amazing - this is one that belongs in every "medicine cabinet".. It's an excellent choice for use with respiratory concerns, skin infections and acne.
Niaouli is a large evergreen tree widely found in Asian countries. The trees have five-inch long leaves and yellow-tinted flowers that flourish in tight spikes at the ends of the branches. The flakey look of the tree gave it various nicknames such as paperbark or paper bark tea tree, and bottle brush. A relative of Tea Tree, Niaouli has a sweeter, yet woody aroma.
Niaouli Essential Oil is also known by its botanical name,Melaleuca quinquenervia. This is an essential oil that you want to pay attention to chemotypes -if you are using doTERRA essential oil, they have taken the guess work out of it. Some chemotypes of this same oil, Melaleuca quinquenervia can be high in 1.8 Cineole - a component that warrants a little extra caution for use in children, application to the skin.... This is what I love about teaching oils when we are talking about doTERRA - the safety margin allows for amazing therapeutic benefit with very minimal risk.
Niaouli essential oil has a stimulating aroma due to its eucalyptol content and composition of monoterpenes. It has been used in a variety of cosmetics such as lotions, creams and soaps. Due to its limonene content, Niaouli essential oil may help keep skin looking healthy. It may also be beneficial as part of a relaxing massage.
• Add one drop to an adult facial cleanser.
• Add to your favourite cleaning spray.
• Include as part of a soothing massage.
• Combine with Eucalyptus, Bergamot or Lavender essential oils in your dōTERRA diffuser.
It is known to be an excellent expectorant and it also has antiallergenic and anti asthmatic properties according to Kurt Schnaubelt,
DIRECTIONS FOR USE
Diffusion: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of choice.
Topical use: Apply one to two drops to desired area. Dilute with a carrier oil to minimise any skin sensitivity. See additional precautions below.
PLANT PART: Leaf
EXTRACTION METHOD: Steam distillation
AROMATIC DESCRIPTION: Earthy, sharp, pungent
MAIN CHEMICAL COMPONENTS: Eucalyptol, α-pinene
Valerie Ann Worwood, The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy, 25th Anniversary Edition (Novato, CA: New World Library, 2016, 609.
Schnaubelt K. Advanced aromatherapy. Healing Art Press, Canada, 1995
Wellness Advocate, BSN,RN