Niaouli Essential Oil (Melaleuca quinquenervia)


Niaouli may also be referred to as Niaouli ct 1,8 cineole Organic, Nerolina organic, Melaleuca Quinquinervia Ct Ln. It is typically processed using steam or hydro distillation as a method for extracting oil from the leaves, twigs/branches.


Niaouli oil comes from the leaves and twigs of the Melaleuca quinquenervia tree. It has a fresh, sweet scent. It has an analgesic effect.

Niaouli Essential Oil isn't the greatest smelling essential oil. What it lacks in aromatic appeal, however, it makes up for in its therapeutic benefits. It's an excellent choice for use with respiratory concerns, skin infections and acne. Refer to the Niaouli Essential Oil Uses section below for more benefits.

Essential Facts

  • Aroma Description:

    Camphoraceous Fresh Green Herbaceous Lemony Medicinal Slightly citrus Slightly sweet Strong

  • Common Name(s): Niaouli ct 1,8 cineole Organic, Nerolina organic, Melaleuca Quinquinervia Ct Ln
  • Synonyms(s) for Melaleuca quinquenervia: Melaleuca leucadendra var. angustifolia, Melaleuca leucadendra var. coriacea, Melaleuca maidenii, Melaleuca quinquenervia var. rubriflora, Melaleuca smithii, Melaleuca viridiflora var. rubriflora, Metrosideros albida, Metrosideros quinquenervia

  • Botanical Family: Myrtaceae
  • Botanical Genus: Melaleuca
  • Chemical Family: Monoterpenes, Monoterpenols, Oxides
  • Major Compounds: 1,8-Cineole, a-Pinene, (+)-Limonene, a-Terpineol, B-Pinene, Viridiflorol
  • Perfumery Note: Top/Middle
  • Consistency: Thin
  • Strength of Initial Aroma: Medium
  • Color: Clear
  • Indigenous Country: Australia
  • Cultivation: Distiller is Certified Organic
  • Processing Methods: Steam or Hydro Distillation
  • Part Typically Used: Leaves, Twigs/Branches
  • Shelf Life: 4-5 years
  • Ethically and sustainably sourced Ethically and sustainably sourced
  • Organic Organic
  • Vegan Vegan

Essential Details


Niaouli Blends:


Cautions & Safety

Cautions when using Niaouli:

Tisserand and Young indicate that Niaouli Essential with the 1,8-Cineole chemotype may cause CNS and breathing problems in young children. They caution against using the oil on or near the face of infants and children. Reading Tisserand and Young's full profile for this and the other Niaouli chemotypes is recommended. [Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young, Essential Oil Safety (Second Edition. United Kingdom: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, 2014), 364.]

Safety Precautions for Niaouli:

Do not take any oils internally and do not apply undiluted essential oils, absolutes, CO2s or other concentrated essences onto the skin without advanced essential oil knowledge or consultation from a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. If you are pregnant, epileptic, have liver damage, have cancer, or have any other medical problem, use oils only under the proper guidance of a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. Use extreme caution when using oils with children and be sure to first read the recommended dilution ratios for children. Consult a qualified aromatherapy practitioner before using oils with children, the elderly, if you have medical issues or are taking medications. For in-depth information on oil safety issues, read Essential Oil Safety by Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young.

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