Lesson 23: Essential Oil – Niaouli (Melaleuca quinquenervia b.s.viridiflora)

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Leiann’s Video

Brenda’s Video

YouTube Video

Required Reading

Foundational Aromatherapy pages  123-124


niaouli2Niaouli is similar to its Tea Tree cousin as antiseptic and antibacterial. Although indicated for a wide range of uses, it’s mainly used to support the respiratory system. Niaouli is also mentally stimulating and uplifting.

Safety Notes

➢ Non-toxic, non-irritating, and non-sensitizing

Tried and True Uses

✓ When diffused it helps with coughs, sinusitis, sore throat and whooping cough.

✓ Helps with mental focus and concentration, especially when sleep deprived.

✓ Add to blends created for muscle aches and pains, sports injuries, also arthritis, and rheumatism.

✓ Add to water to cleanse a cut or abrasion; helps with healing and formation of scar tissue.

✓ When inhaled in helps with allergies and asthma.

✓ Use in a sitz bath with Dead Sea Salts for urinary infection or cystitis.

✓ A good addition in regime to support overcoming addiction to drugs, alcohol, or smoking or addicting behaviors.

How Do I Use It?

SOAK IN THE TUB – Mix 3-5 drops in 1⁄4 cup unscented Dead Sea Salts, milk, powdered milk, or coconut milk. Swish in warm water; soak for twenty minutes.

IT’S IN THE AIR -Diffuse 10-12 drops for fifteen minute intervals every two hours during the day.

BREATHE IN, BREATHE OUT – Inhale 3-4 times a day from bottle lid. Or put 1-2 drops on tissue or cotton ball inhale directly or put in pillow case. Or 1-2 drops in palm of hands, rub together, cup hands over mouth and nose without touching face, and inhale.

SPRITZ & SPRAY – Mix 8-10 drops in 1 ounce of filtered or distilled water.  Shake before each use, mist lightly on area of concern or all over the body, avoiding eyes when misting face area.

RUB IT IN – Add 1-2 drops in 1 Tablespoon carrier oil or lotion. Massage into areas needing relief.

PUT IT ON – 1-2 drops direct, or in 2-3 drops of carrier, rub on bottom of feet. 1-2 drops on cotton swab, apply to pimples or skin irritations. Mix 3-5 drops in 10 drops Grapeseed oil, for chest/throat rub.

Blends Well With
  •  Radiata
  •  Ravensara
  •  Spearmint
  •  Lavender,
  •  Mailette
  •  Tea Tree
  • Eucalyptus
  • Analgesic – relieves pain
  • Anthelmintic – rids body of parasites
  • Anti-catarrhal – reduces mucus and inflammation of mucosa
  • Anti-rheumatic – relieves rheumatism
  • Antiseptic – assists in fighting germs and infections
  • Antispasmodic – relieves spasms
  • Diaphoretic – promotes or increases perspiration
  • Expectorant – promotes discharge of mucus or phlegm from chest and lungs
  • Stimulant – increases functional activity
  • Vulnerary – heals wounds
  • Vermifuge – destroys worms
Key Emotions:

Expansive, Authentic, Rhythmic, Creative, and Festive

Key Body Systems:

Respiratory, Immune, Skeletal, and Muscular

Technical Data

niaouli3BOTANICAL NAME: Melaleuca Quinquenervia b.s. viridiflora

WHERE GROWN: Madagascar

AROMA: camphoraceous, earthy, fruity, fresh

PRODUCING ORGAN: leaves and twigs

EXTRACTION METHOD: steam distillation


Main Chemical Families: 

MONOTERPENES-decongestive to the muscular and respiratory systems, warming, antibacterial, antiviral, antiseptic, air purifier

OXIDES-strong respiratory decongestant, antiviral, pain reliever, mental stimulant

Botanical Family: 

MYRTACEAE-antiseptic, relieves respiratory infections, immune system tonic

User Experience

Both my daughter and I were stuffed up today. I was sneezing and couldn’t stop. We both applied Niaouli and got immediate relief. This was my daughter’s first experience with oils. She was astonished how quickly it worked. She said “I applied it and didn’t even get out of the bedroom before it worked.

Linda McCormick

This past summer I used Niaouli for my youngest grandson who was getting hives due to an allergic reaction to pollen.

Josephine C. Hopkins


*DISCLAIMER: This information is provided for educational purposes only, not to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition, or prescribe in any way. The data presented here may not be complete or fully accurate. As with all essential oils, do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner.

*SAFETY WARNING: If applying an essential oil to skin, always perform a small patch test by properly diluting the oil in an appropriate carrier oil and applying to an insensitive part of the body, such as inside of elbow. Use vegetable or milk to remove any essential oils causing irritation. Always keep essential oils and blends away from children. To slow oxidation and protect shelf life, store in a cool, dark place with lids tightly secured. Never put oils in the ear canal or eyes.

Additional Reading

Wiki page on Melaleuca quinquenervia

How to Pronounce

How to say Niaouli