Earlier this week, I released my second article praising the Melaleuca species. After finishing up on discussing the many clinically validated uses of Melaleuca alternifolia (tea tree) essential oil, the most recent oily highlight continued with accolades for another member of the myrtle family. This time Melaleuca ericifolia got the spotlight due to its unique combination of compounds.
In this video, I reveal how this cool biochemical combo makes this Melaleuca spp. an oil not to be overlooked. I provide potential uses for it, discuss how ranges of the predominate constituents could affect potential applications, and safety considerations. I also dive more into why “lavender tea tree” oil is one of its many appropriate nicknames.
Watch this ten-minute video to learn:
- Why it may be easy to look over this Melaleuca species, but why we shouldn’t.
- Why Melaleuca ericifolia oil’s diverse nicknames are appropriate for its unique composition.
- The properties of the two main compounds, linalool and 1,8-cineole.
- What essential oils these two main constituents are typically associated with on an aromatherapist’s shelf.
- The variations in percentages of these two substances found within this oil.
- Why it’s important to know this oil’s chemotype (predominant compound).
- The outcomes expected with Melaleuca ericifolia CT linalool vs. Melaleuca ericifolia CT 1,8- cineole.
- Safe use of essential oils and why quality counts.
- The differences between synergism in essential oils vs. the effects of synthetic compounds.
Get all the references, resources, and additional information from the accompanying post here.
This is the direct link to that 63-page pdf on “everything Melaleuca.”
For more information on safe use of essential oils, visit my Essential Oils Database under “Children and Safety.”
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This material is for information purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or prescribe for any illness. You should check with your doctor regarding implementing any new strategies into your wellness regime. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. (Affiliation link.)
Disclaimer: This information is applicable ONLY for therapeutic quality essential oils. This information DOES NOT apply to essential oils that have not been tested for purity and standardized constituents. There is no quality control in the United States, and oils labeled as “100% pure” need only to contain 5% of the actual oil. The rest of the bottle can be filled with fillers and sometimes toxic ingredients that can irritate the skin. The studies are not based solely on a specific brand of an essential oil, unless stated. Please read the full study for more information.