The essential oil of niaouli found in many of PHYTO5’s Metal element line of skincare is an essential oil so versatile and multi-faceted, the list of health benefits it provides is near endless. With an earthy herbaceous fragrance similar to eucalyptus, it is mild on the skin and especially great to treat sensitive skin for everything from cleansing to reversing scar tissue. The key to niaouli’s incredible overall effectiveness in treating all sorts of conditions in the body is that it promotes growth and boosts health by promoting proper absorption and distribution of nutrients in the body. It boosts the body’s immune system to help it proactively ward off sickness.
Niaouli essential oil is extracted by steam distillation of the leaves and young twigs of the niaouli evergreen tree (also known as melaleuca viridiflora tree). Largely grown in Australia, Madagascar and New Caledonia, niaouli is a cousin to the tea tree.
As an exceptional cleansing agent, niaouli helps to reduce oiliness, acne and outbreaks of blemishes. As an astringent, it is effective for toning and tightening the skin. Niaouli stimulates new cell growth promoting regeneration of damaged tissue. This means it is excellent treating and reversing scar tissue.
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Niaouli relieves the pain of sunburn especially when combined with lavender as an excellent antiinflammatory. Cancer patients shield their skin against burns from radiation treatment with a preparation that includes niaouli.
Very important for more mature skin, niaouli is a tonic for the lymphatic system stimulating the removal of wastes that interfere with flow of lymphatic fluid which causes signs of aging. In addition, it stimulates blood circulation which is also necessary for a more youthful appearance.
Antiseptic, anti-fungal antibacterial and antiviral, niaouli helps to reduce the duration of colds and flu while offering relief from sore throats, stuffy and runny noses and coughs. Inhaling niaouli oil in a steam bath can quickly open sinus passages to improve congested breathing.
Niaouli essential oil can be used to counteract air pollution; diffusing niaouli throughout a space can cleanse and purify the air especially after exposure to cigarette smoke.
Niaouli is well known for its infection fighting properties. Additionally, it helps to lower body temperature when a fever is present by fighting the infection that caused the fever and by promoting sweat. This also helps to detoxify the blood to some extent thereby promoting faster relief from the fever.
As an analgesic, niaouli helps to reduce pain by inducing numbness in the nerves and desensitizing the area treated.
Niaouli can be used as an effective sleep aid. It helps to dispel mental fatigue and invigorates the mind. It balances emotions, strengthening the will and determination.
Niaouli essential oil is also quite beneficial for treating the following conditions.
cold sores and fever blisters
respiratory conditions such as asthma, bronchitis and sinusitis
stiff joints, rheumatism, arthritis
ear infections and earaches
headaches and migraines
muscle and joint pain
genitourinary tract infections
yeast infections and vaginal candida
gum inflammation and swelling
out of balance hormones in women
chronic fatigue syndrome
Niaouli essential oil is present in the following skincare products by PHYTO5.
Wilson, Roberta. Aromatherapy: Essential Oils for Vibrant Health and Beauty. Avery, 2002.