Nerolina Essential Oil (Australia)
Active Ingredient: Linalool: 46%, e-Nerolidol: 37.9%
Botanical Name: Melaleuca quinquenervia
Plant Part: Leaves and Twigs
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Description: Native to Australia, the Nerolina is wild harvested, though plantations are being developed. Known as the broad leaf tea tree, this plant is viewed as probably the sweetest smelling of all the tea trees.
Color: Colorless to golden yellow liquid.
Common Uses: Nerolina Australian Essential Oil is a valuable blending oil with the ability to 'lift' ordinary aromas with small additions to the compound. In cosmetics and perfumery, Nerolina can save a lot of money as it can be successfully used as a replacement for the top grade French Lavenders (Lavandula Angustifolia). It is also reputed to be useful for relief of staph infections, shingles, allergies and bronchitis.
Strength of Aroma: Medium
Blends well with: Lavender, Clary Sage, Rosemary, Pine, Cananga, Geranium, Marjoram and spice oils such as Nutmeg, Cinnamon Bark and Clove Bud.
Aromatic Scent: Nerolina Australian Essential Oil has a clean, mildly woody scent with distinctive lavender and lilac notes.
History: Like Australian Niaouli, Nerolina is extracted from the leaves and twigs of a selected chemotype of the broad-leaved paperbark by steam distillation. Equal parts of linalool and nerolidol give this oil very distinctive lavender and lilac notes with a clean, mildly woody aroma.