Species: Melaleuca quinquenervia
Method: Steam distilled
Notes: The scent is sweet, fresh, penetrating and pleasant with similar nuances to eucalyptus. Natives use the oil for various medicinal purposes. It is generally regarded as a type of tea tree oil, but is said to be safe to use with pets, where standard tea tree oil is not.
Niaouli is a strong antibacterial and antiseptic oil. It is very effective for head colds and congestion because of its excellent decongestant properties. It can be a great addition to blends for mental clarity and focus. It can be helpful in blends for acne as well.
GCMS: 6.71% a-Pinene, 7.06% Limonene, 66.78% 1,8-Cineole, 4.50% a-Terpineol, 2.28% Viridiflorol with all others under 2%. Full report available upon request.