Common Name: Rosalina
Botanical Name: Melaleuca ericafolia
Method: Steam distilled
Notes: This cousin to our beloved Tea Tree oil offers many of the benefits but with a slightly safer use especially for the little ones. Distilled from the leaves means this oil is renewable. Rosalina is high in linalool, in alpha-pinine, and in the cineoles that make the Eucalyptus oils such effective decongestants and expectorants. It can be used to calm and relax, especially with children, but it shines when it comes to respiratory and sinus issues. Testing and research is limited but it is considered by the experts to be a safer alternative to tea tree, eucalyptus and peppermint for those under age 10. Its antibacterial properties make it useful for infections as well as being gentle enough to treat acne! Also, if the scent of tea tree makes you cringe, give this a try - we find it far less offensive to our noses!