Honey Myrtle (Melaleuca teretifolia) Essential Oil is one of the four Melaleuca species offered by Aromatics International.
Honey Myrtle Flower
The other Melaleuca species offered by Aromatics International are:
- Tea Tree (Melaleuca alternifolia) Essential Oil
- Rosalina (Melaleuca ericifolia) Essential Oil
- Niaouli ct 1-8 Cineole (Melaleuca quinquenervia ct 1,8 cineole) Essential Oil
While most of the Melaleuca species offer anti-fungal properties, they all vary in their chemical compositions. Melaleuca teretifolia has the highest citral content of all the Melaleucas, it’s the only Melaleuca species of the four carried by Aromatics International that contains citral. Citral contributes its antimicrobial and anti-fungal properties to the essential oil. Other oils high in Citral are Lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus) Essential Oil and Melissa (Melissa officinalis) Essential Oil.
Honey Myrtle also has a significant amount of b-myrcene. B-Myrcene has an analgesic, anti-inflammatory, and CNS sedative action. There have been studies showing that Honey Myrtle has even more antimicrobial properties than Tea Tree and this is due to its citral content. Honey Myrtle is an appropriate name for this Melaleuca species as its aroma is reminiscent of warmed honey and lemon. I find it very refreshing and uplifting and use it in my diffuser. I love it for a room deodorizer, especially if someone is sick.
Honey Myrtle is a shrub that can grow up to 20 feet tall with small white or cream flowers. Commonly known as “Banbar” or “Marsh Honey Myrtle” this tea tree is native to Southwestern Australia.
- 5 drops of Honey Myrtle (Melaleuca teretifolia) Essential Oil
- 8 drops of Norway Pine (Pinus resinosa) Essential Oil
- 5 drops of Sandalwood (Santalum album) Essential Oil
- 1 oz. of Lotion – Unscented
- 1 Glass jars
Directions: Combine essential oils in 1 oz. of unscented lotion. Rub on throat and chest as needed.
Safety: Be sure to use other skin and mucous membrane nourishing oils within a blend of oils high in Citral (Geranial and Neral) and use with oils high in limonene or a-pinene to help reduce the risk of possible skin sensitization.
Southwell, M. Russell, R.L. Smith, J.J. Brophy, J. Day, MELALEUCA TERETIFOLIA, A NOVEL AROMATIC AND MEDICINAL PLANT FROM AUSTRALIA,
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