Lounging in the warm sun on cool afternoons or snuggling with a good book on lazy mornings are the moments that can define rejuvenation. When our mind is too busy to enjoy stillness, Nerolina can help usher in peace and calm.
It has a floral and slightly woody aroma. Nerolina has stress relieving properties that relax the body and mind with ease. Nerolina has a wonderful cooling and calming effect that can help restore emotional balance.
Native to Australia, Nerolina is an evergreen tree that grows up to 35 feet and has papery bark, fragrant leaves and green or red flows. Nerolina is the linalool chemotype of Niaouli. The leaves are put through a steam distillation process to extract the essential oil. For added tranquility, try blending Nerolina with Spike Lavender.
Botanical Name: Melaleuca quinquenervia
Method: Steam Distilled
Plant Part: Leaves
Blends Well With: Myrrh, and other resins; Lavender, and other florals
Aroma: Floral, tart, sweet, and slightly-woody
Color: Pale Yellow
Safety: Keep out of reach of children. If pregnant or under a doctor’s care, consult physician. Avoid contact with eyes. Do not use internally unless instructed by a licensed aromatherapist or physician.
OK For Kids: 2+
Kids Max Dilution: 1%
Shelf Life: 2-3 Years
Pet Safety: Essential oils are generally safe to diffuse around adult cats and dogs intermittently. Ensure the room you’re diffusing in is well-ventilated and that your pet can leave if desired. Discontinue use if you notice any adverse reaction. Avoid topical use and diffusing around young pets, small animals or pets with health problems.
- Nerolina essential oil (Melaleuca quinquenervia) is steam distilled from an evergreen tree that grows up to 35 feet and has papery bark, fragrant leaves and green or red flows. It has a floral and slightly woody aroma. Nerolina has stress relieving properties that relax the body and mind with ease. Nerolina has a wonderful cooling and calming effect that can help restore emotional balance. When our mind is too busy to enjoy stillness, Nerolina can help usher in peace and calm.
- Niaouli and Nerolina are two essential oils steam distilled from the leaves of the same tree. So are they the same oil? Not quite. Some essential oils are classified by the oil’s main constituent or chemotype, and this is the case for Niaouli and Nerolina. While they’re the same oil, they have different chemical makeups that cause them to smell different and have dissimilar therapeutic benefits. In this case, Niaouli is much higher in 1,8- Cineole, whereas Nerolina is higher in Linalool.
- All essential oils are volatile, meaning that they evaporate over time. Certain essential oils are more volatile than others depending on their molecular weight. Oils that are considered highly volatile tend to evaporate quicker, whereas heavier, less volatile oils evaporate slowly over time. Citrus oils are often very volatile, whereas thicker oils such as Myrrh, Sandalwood and Vetiver are much less volatile. Nerolina oil is considered to be moderately volatile.
- Nerolina is similar to Tea Tree in many ways, including that they share the same genus, melaleuca. Therapeutically, Nerolina helps relieve stress, supports the respiratory system and airways, clears congestion and sinuses, soothes cold symptoms, allergies, rashes and acne breakouts. Its aroma is also green, earthy, grass-like and similar to Tea Tree. For these reasons, Nerolina and Tea Tree essential oil can be used interchangeably. Both oils are supremely healing and worthy of having on hand.
- Nerolina essential oil is not said to have any psychoactive effects and can be safely used when following essential oil usage guidelines. To effectively enjoy the benefits of Nerolina, 1.) Add 10 drops to your essential oil diffuser per 100 ml of water. 2.) Add 10 drops to an Essential Oil Inhaler and take it with you for on-the-go therapeutic use. 3.) Create a spray by combining 20 drops Nerolina and 1 tablespoon 190-proof grain alcohol in a glass spray bottle. After a few hours, add 3 tablespoons of distilled water. Spray onto surfaces and in the air to refresh your space.
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RELAX: Add to a personal inhaler and inhale as needed: 5 drops of Nerolina, 5 drops of Lavender and 5 drops of Cedarwood (Himalayan). Or add Nerolina to your Thera Lux Nebulizing Diffuser and diffuse for 15-30 minutes before bedtime to encourage sleep.
LINEN SPRAY: Add to a 4 ounce spray bottle: 5 drops of Nerolina, 5 drops of Cedarwood (Atlas), 5 drops of Blood Orange and 5 drops of Sandalwood, along with 2 ounces of Neroli hydrosol and 2 ounces of Ylang Ylang or other hydrosol. Shake well before misting over sheets and bedding to encourage a restful night’s sleep. Shelf life: 1 week
BATH SALTS: Combine: 1 drop of Nerolina, 1 drop Orange, 1 drop of Frankincense (Carterii) and 2 drops of Lavender with 1 tablespoon of Jojoba oil and 1/2 cup of Epsom salts. Stir together and add to a full bath for a relaxing soak.
RELAXING BATH: Add to a 2 ounce squeeze bottle: 5 drops of Nerolina, 10 drops of Lavender and 5 drops of Neroli; fill with Jojoba oil. Shake well to blend and add 1-2 teaspoons to a full tub. Relax and enjoy. (1.7% dilution)
INHALATION: Add the following to a 5 ml amber glass bottle: 15 drops of Nerolina, 20 drops of Eucalyptus (Radiata), 15 drops of Tea Tree and 10 drops of Niaouli, then shake to mix well. Fill a bowl with steamy water; add to the bowl 2 drops of the essential oil mixture, covering your head and bowl with a towel to keep the steam in. Inhale through your nose, with eyes closed. Breathe in the vapors for several minutes, or as desired.
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