Rosalina essential oil is yet another splendidly beneficial member of the Melaleuca (myrtle) family native to the outback of southeastern Australia. This glistening, refreshing essential oil was traditionally used by Aboriginal people as medicine, while the flowers were infused to make herbal beverages. The aroma and personality of this essential oil is bright, Eucalyptus-like and suggests uses within soaps, crèmes, lotions, balms and massage oil blends. Simple diffusion creates a stellar ambient air freshener.
Melaleuca ericifolia, commonly known as swamp paperbark is also sometimes referred to as Lavender Tea Tree. Rosalina is a tall, dense, tree-like shrub growing to a height of 25 feet. Flowers are creamy-white. It was identified in Australia as a potential new essential oil as far back as the 1950’s.
It shares some of the same constituents as Eucalyptus, Tea Tree and Lavender, and is often substituted as a more pleasant smelling Tea Tree essential oil. It also provides the relaxing benefits of Lavender. It soothes skin irritations and bites and is utilized in a variety of therapeutic blends in its native Australia. It blends well with other essential oils and adds a gentle floral note.
The essential oil is produced by distillation of the leaves.