Rosalina essential oil is yet another splendidly beneficial member of the Melaleuca genus 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.
Botanical Name: Melaleuca ericifolia
Method: Steam Distilled
Plant Part: Leaves
Blends Well With: Lavender, Chamomile and other florals
Aroma: Camphorous, sweet, medicinal, likened to Cajeput
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: 3-4 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.
- Rosalina essential oil (Melaleuca ericifolia) is not well-known but a great multifaceted healer that encourages everyday wellness. Diffused, it supports the respiratory system allowing users to breathe better. Diluted and applied topically, Rosalina soothes pain and cuts, promotes healthy skincare as well as reduces the appearance of acne. Used in hair care, it also reduces the appearance of dandruff. Though it’s not well-known, Rosalina is a worthy addition to to any essential oil collection.
- Similar to Eucalyptus essential oil, Rosalina is a great respiratory support thanks to its rich 1,8- cineole content. To use Rosalina as a respiratory support 1.) Add 10 drops per 100 ml of water in an essential oil diffuser. 2.) Steam by adding 2 drops of Rosalina to a bowl of simmering water. Place the bowl on a table, sit in front of the table and closing your eyes, cover your head and the bowl with a towel to lock in steam. Inhale for 5 minutes or as long as you can stand it. 3.) Add 10 drops of Rosalina to an Essential Oil Inhaler. Take it with you and inhale as needed.
- The aroma and personality of Rosalina 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. Perfumers describe Rosalina as camphorous, sweet, medicinal, likened to Cajeput. Aromatically, Rosalina blends exceptionally well with Lavender, Chamomile and other florals. Powerful and effective for adults yet gentle enough for kids, Rosalina’s unique aroma is highlighted in Healthy Hero and Pollen Buster.
- Tea Tree fans are sure to love Rosalina. Sometimes referred to as “Lavender Tea Tree,” Rosalina is a softer version of Tea Tree. Rosalina is commonly used to relieve bug bites, skin irritations and blemishes. Its aroma is camphorous and leafy, much like Tea Tree’s.
- Animals such as dogs metabolize essential oils very differently than humans. And with a sense of smell 10,000 to 100,000 times more acute than humans, animals are more affected by essential oil diffusion than one might think. With that said, due to Rosalina essential oil’s many precautions toward dogs, we don’t recommend using this oil around your dog. If you’ve already used Rosalina essential oil around your dog and if you notice behavioral differences, such as whining, scratching or acting loopy, move your dog to fresh air and contact your veterinarian. If you wish to use Rosalina essential oil without affecting your dog, inhale it using an Essential Oil Inhaler and Mio Mist Diffuser or use it topically.
Apply Topically: Our Single Essential Oils and Synergy Blends are 100% pure and undiluted. To apply to the skin, dilute with a high-quality Carrier Oil. See our dilution chart here. We recommend performing a skin patch test when using a new essential oil topically.
Diffuse & Inhale: Breathe in your favorite essential oils using an essential oil diffuser or personal pocket inhaler. For instructions on how to use your diffuser, please refer to the diffuser's product page.
DIYs: Explore simple and fun recipes on The Drop, our essential oil blog with expert tips, EO news, and informative reads.
HUMIDIFIER: Summer can bring dry weather and allergy-like symptoms. To combat the dryness, add 20 drops Rosalina, 20 drops Manuka and 20 drops Roman Chamomile to 1 oz grain alcohol. Let sit before adding to 1 oz distilled water in a spray bottle. Spray in front of portable fans or on air vents to restore moisture into the air.
BUG OFF: Combine 9 drops Rosalina and 9 drops Catnip with 1 oz of Neem in a glass spray bottle. Shake to combine, and spray onto plants and crops. Note: May attract cats.
HAIR: Add 15 drops Rosalina, 13 drops Douglas Fir and 8 drops Palo Santo to Polysorbate 20 (manufacturer’s recommended amount). Let sit, then add to 2 oz distilled water. A preservative is recommended, otherwise shelf life is 1 week. Mist onto hair or beard for a nourished appearance.
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