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.
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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