Niaouli for skin : uses and benefits for skin care
Niaouli essential oil has been used as a remedy for generations, and has many properties that make it especially useful for skin care. As well as being a natural antiseptic that helps cleanse the skin, products that contain Niaouli can help rejuvenate tired and dull-looking complexions.
Where does Niaouli oil come from?
Niaouli is a Melaleuca, one of over 250 others. Niaouli essential oil, also in the same family as Tea Tree and Cajeput oils, comes from Melaleuca Viridiflora, the Niaouli Evergreen tree known as the Paper Bark tree.
Niaouli is also occasionally known as Gomenol and belongs to the Myrtaceae family.
The Niaouli Evergreen tree has origins in the southern hemisphere, and is native to Australia, Madagascar and New Caledonia. A cousin of the Tea Tree, Niaouli has an earthy, herbaceous, stimulating fragrance, similar to that of Eucalyptus.
Its essential oil is obtained by steam distilling the tender leaves and twigs of the plant. It is used as a substitute for Lavender in its native country for nearly every skin concern. It is the Lavender of the Pacific !
What are the benefits of using Niaouli for skin care?
In aromatherapy, Niaouli essential oil has been used as a natural remedy for centuries as a traditional panacea (cure-all) because of its antimicrobial and antiseptic qualities. Niaouli is a naturally stimulating essential oil that is especially good at treating respiratory concerns.
When used in a skin care formulation, Niaouli essential oil is a purifying ingredient, making it especially suitable for skin infections and acne. Niaouli is also beneficial for oily skin, blemishes, burns, cuts, insect bites and other skin problems.
A powerful, stimulating skin cleanser, Niaouli essential oil can be thought of a gentler version of Tea Tree Oil. So all skin types can benefit from the healing, cleansing and regenerative properties of this essential oil.
Niaouli’s antiseptic qualities means it can also be used to purify pores. Finally, Niaouli’s regenerative properties help boost skin cell production, helping to rejuvenate tired, dull-looking complexions.
When utilized in aromatherapy it is said to lift the spirits, clear the mind, and increase concentration.
How to use Niaouli in a facial skin care routine ?
Darphin’s Niaouli Aromatic Care is a natural blend of botanical oils including Niaouli, Cypress, Lemon, Rosemary, Eucalyptus, and Lavender. This aromatic elixir helps balance and restore skin, diminishing impurities and excess oil while clarifying and restoring harmony to oily or combination skin.
On a clean skin, apply first the appropriate serum. Then apply four drops of Elixir to the face and neck and one drop in the palm of your hand. Start with deep breathing. Rest your palms around your nose and breathe in deeply. Then begin your three-step Detoxification Kinesio facial massage, starting in the centre of the face and working outwards using gentle, draining motions.
Follow with the appropriate cream.