The Niaouli tree (Melaleuca Quinquenervia) is a sweet, uplifting, and camphorous smelling plant. It is oftentimes mistaken for its more commonly known cousin, Eucalyptus. In the native lands of the South Pacific and Australia, Aborigines have long been integrating this healing plant in their daily routines to treat everything from skin abrasions to bronchial blockages.
In New Caledonia and Madagascar, the leaves are ground and applied as a poultice for harvest season workers on coffee plantations when their hands start to show wear and tear during picking season. Its calming, soothing effects work to pacify aches and pains as well as expedite the healing of the skin.
This swamp-loving tree, also referred to as the ‘Skin’, ‘Paperbark’, or ‘Punk Tree’ can grow to live over 100 years and can withstand bushfires, droughts, and floods!
When feelings of sickness or general malaise start to arise, we find that diffusing Niaouli Essential Oil in your space can help to cleanse the air and open up airways, leading to a greater sense of health and general wellness.
Gargling with a drop of Niaouli Essential Oil in your mouth rinse or adding a drop to your toothpaste can also add a boost to your oral hygiene regimen due to its established antibacterial properties.
Now that we know more about the origin and uses of Niaouli Essential Oil, let’s dive into some of our favorite therapeutic recipes…
DISCLAIMER: Applying Niaouli Essential Oil in its pure, undiluted form directly on the skin can cause adverse effects and should be properly diluted before topical use.
Miracle Wound Wash
- 5 drops Niaouli Essential Oil
- 5 drops Organic Helichrysum Italicum Essential Oil
- 60ml Organic Witch Hazel