Botanical Name: Melaleuca quinquenervia nerol
Botanical Family: Myrtaceae
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Part of Plant Distilled: Branches and leaves
Country of Origin: Australia
Cultivation Method: Wild harvested
Composition: 100% Melaleuca quinquenervia nerol
Consistency: Thin and a little bit tacky
Woodsy, sweetly-astringentand this Australian evergreen is ever so lightly lilac scented.
Blends well with
Grapefruit, Lemon, Magnolia, Myrtle, Blood Orange, Geranium, Rosalina, Lemon Myrtle, Lavender, Black Spruce, White Fir, Silver Fir, Douglas Fir, Frankincense, Ylang, Rose, Neroli, Tea Tree, Thyme, Rosemary, Immortelle, Oregano, and Bergamot.
Perfumery. Hair care products. Add a few drops to a diffuser, baths, and the laundry. Combine with Tea Tree essential oil for a go-to balm for boo-boos. Nerolina can be applied neat or combined with a carrier oil as a luxurious skin emollient.
High amounts of alpha-pinene, linalool, and nerolidol, which makes this a lovely, floral-scented oil rich in antioxidants.
This lightly-lilac scented sister of Niaouli and cousin of Tea Tree is distilled from the leaves and young branches of an Australian evergreen shrub known as the paperbark tea tree or Melaleuca quinquenervia. The Nerolina shrub is strong and resilient; it is one of the first plants to return after a wildfire. It grows wild in tropical wetlands, though our eco-conscience distillers grow it organically on plantations.
In Australia and the South Pacific, Nerolina essential oil is often combined with Tea Tree essential oil to mediate tea tree’s stringent scent and to double the cleaning and freshening power. It is also applied to children’s scalps to avoid pesky little hair and scalp invaders common to kids.
Nerolina’s essence is aroma-therapeutic and skin therapeutic. Its central components, alpha-pinene and linalool, can lighten your load, encourage relaxed deep breathing, dispel blue moods, and ease heated tempers and skin. Nerolidol is a super-skin friendly terpene that encourages smooth, firm skin, and because of it, the whole oil absorbs in a flash into the skin.