Niaouli Essential Oil
Niaouli essential oil is produced from the leaves and smaller branches (twigs) of the Melaleuca tree. Niaouli essential oil can be used in a variety of different, everyday products such as teas, skin care treatments, digestion issues etc.
Niaouli and Tea Tree essential oils can be easily confused because they both have very similar properties and smells. The aromatic profile of these oils can be likened to a camphorous sweet smell that is both pungent and pleasant. Both are commonly used in oil burners and distillers as a means of purifying and freshening up a living space as well as making you feel calm and at peace. However, some prefer the smell of Niaouli oil because it is more subtle than Tea Tree (which is quite potent) and has more floral hints.
Both oils work well as natural antiseptics and can be used to treat a variety of skin ailments such as open wounds, acne scars, bacterial infections (such as athlete’s foot) and even internal infections. In fact, Niaouli oil has been used for many years in teas as a means of stimulating digestion and detoxifying the body as well as being used to purify water.
Niaouli works better for everyday use in a variety of doses (never using too much though) and is better for ingestion as again, it’s less potent than Tea Tree oil.
- Cicatrisant: Scars are often unsightly, painful or sensitive and can take a long time to heal depending on the nature of the wound and how you treat it. Treating a scar depends on the nature of the wound – for instance some scars (such as second or third degree burns) cannot simply be treated with essential oils alone (even though than can help the recovery process). However, essential oil (such as Niaouli Oil) can be used to treat scars and superficial wounds quite well. The natural antibacterial and antiseptic qualities of the Niaouli oil will keep the skin infection free and prevent any new bacteria from growing in the region. The oil also speeds up your skin’s ability to naturally replace and regenerate new skin cells – which means that the wound will heal faster and eventually fade away with continued use, but this depends entirely on the nature and size of the wound.
- Blending: Because of Niaouli oils’ sweet, camphorous odour, it generally blends well with other floral oils, such as lavender, lemon, orange, and even stronger, muskier oils such as eucalyptus essential oils. However, blending oils is an experimental process that I would recommend to any enthusiasts, as blending is not limited to just one recipe. Of course, recipes are there for more specific treatments or methods which can be taken advantage of.
- Acne: Niaouli essential oil is highly recommended for acne treatment because it has a low comedogenic rating, is very effective and has a wide variety of health benefits that most commercial skin care products don’t offer. As I mentioned earlier, the oil is a natural cicatrisant and thus can be used to speed up the recovery of acne scars and allows your skin to heal itself. The oil also has strong antibacterial properties which will help to reduce and remove any free-radicals that may gather on the surface of your skin and cause further damage. The high limonene and cineole content in the oil also helps to replenish your skin’s natural sheen and reduce the amount of sebum oil your skin produces – usually the main reason for blocked pores and further damage.
- Cold & Cough Treatment: Around winter time or on those especially cold days, most of us have experienced the sore throat or scratchy cough that comes with the weather. Don’t turn to chemical cough syrups or refined throat lozenges to treat these reasonably common ailments – but rather use an all natural treatment such as Niaouli oil. Niaouli oil is a medically tried and tested expectorant – which means it can loosen as well as detoxify the membranes in your lungs, helping you expel any excess mucus or phlegm that can further your infection.
- Treating Worms & Internal Infections: It is well known that essential oils can be used to treat the infection of intestinal worms (such as tapeworms and roundworms) as well as other intestinal infections that may lead to cramps, nausea and vomiting. To treat any internal infections, simply add a drop or two of Niaouli oil to a glass of lukewarm water and drink it once a day. You can also take a drop or two of the oil directly from the container, but diluting it in water is the safest way to consume the oil. As a rule of thumb, never take too much of any essential oils and especially not if you’re a pregnant woman. Also, be sure to consult a medical professional if you think you have a serious infection or worm as it might be something else entirely – medical opinion is always a great precautionary measure.
- For Dogs: In general, I think that most of us are so close to our pets that we tend to treat them like we would our friends or family. Which is okay when you’re playing with them (or sometimes even feeding them) but not when you’re medicating them! As a rule of thumb here, I’d recommend taking your pet to a vet if whenever things go awry, for the simple reason that they know more than most on the subject. However, it has been documented that in small and very specific amounts, Niaouli oil can be used to treat intestinal infections in dogs and can be used to freshen up their fur and help to repel insects and fleas/ticks. When administering any essential oil to your dog (certainly not cats), always be sure to monitor them closely and always use very small quantities.
The products offered by Quente Products are neither intended nor prescribed to be a substitute for medical treatments, cure or prevention of any disease – physical, mental and emotional. Please consult your healthcare provider for any health-related problems prior to use.