Rosalina Essential Oil (Melaleuca ericifolia)


Rosalina may also be referred to as Swamp paperbark. It is typically processed using steam or hydro distillation as a method for extracting oil from the leaves.


Rosalina Essential Oil, is also known asLavender Tea TreeorSwamp Paperbark Essential Oil.

Essential Facts

  • Aroma Description:

    Floral Fresh Lemony Slightly camphoraceous

  • Common Name(s): Swamp paperbark
  • Synonyms(s) for Melaleuca ericifolia: Cajuputi ericifolia, Melaleuca axillaris, Melaleuca gunniana, Melaleuca gunniana var. capitata, Melaleuca heliophila, Melaleuca ternifolia, Myrtoleucodendron ericifolium

  • Botanical Family: Myrtaceae
  • Botanical Genus: Melaleuca
  • Chemical Family: Monoterpenols, Oxides
  • Major Compounds: Linalol, 1,8-Cineole, a-Pinene, Terpinolene, (+)-Limonene
  • Perfumery Note: Top
  • Consistency: Thin
  • Strength of Initial Aroma: Medium - Strong
  • Color: Clear to Pale Yellow
  • Indigenous Country: Australia
  • Cultivation: Wild Harvested
  • Processing Methods: Steam or Hydro Distillation
  • Part Typically Used: Leaves
  • Shelf Life: 4-5 years
  • Conservation Status:  [LC] Least Concern
    IUCN Red List category abbreviations (version 3.1, 2001)
  • Ethically and sustainably sourced Ethically and sustainably sourced
  • Wild Harvested Wild Harvested
  • Vegan Vegan
  • Child Safe Child safe

Essential Details


Cautions & Safety

Cautions when using Rosalina:

Tisserand and Young do not indicate any special precautions when using Rosalina Essential Oil. Reading Tisserand and Young's full profile is recommended. [Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young, Essential Oil Safety (Second Edition. United Kingdom: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, 2014), 429.]

Safety Precautions for Rosalina:

No known specific safety concerns associated with this essential oil. This is a very gentle and safe oil. Very mild and safe on most skin types. Great for kids!

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.

Traditional Folklore

Traditional Folklore of Rosalina:

Rosalina essential oil is an excellent oil for upper respiratory tract congestion and infection, particularly useful with small children.   It is a gentle expectorant with anti-infectious properties because of its 1,8 cineole chemical content. This essential oil is extremely gentle on the mucous well as the skin.    Also because of the 1,8 cineole content, Rosalina essential oil has been effective in treating acne, boils, tinea and herpes. That is actually what the Australian people have historically used This essential oil for.  It is extremely gentle on the skin and so would make wonderful preparations to soothe and heal these skin conditions.   Rosalina essential oil contains a high amount of linalool, therefore it would be wonderful to use for relaxation and calming. It can be used effectively in a diffuser for respiratory congestion as well as for insomnia as it is so sedative.