Botanical Name: Melaleuca ericifolia
Country of Origin: Australia
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Plant Part: Leaves
Strength of Aroma: Medium
Aromatic Scent: a soft, lemony, medicinal, floral scent with an earthy, gentle lavender aroma and very mild Tea Tree aroma.
Blends Well With: Blue Tansy, Citronella, Cypress, Fir Needle, Geranium, Grapefruit, Lavender, Lemon, Palmarosa, Spruce and Tea Tree.
Melaleuca ericifolia, commonly known as swamp paperbark or lavender tea tree is a plant in the myrtle family, Myrtaceae and the genus Melaleuca, native to south-eastern Australia. It is a rather variable species and some specimens resemble Melaleuca armillaris but its papery bark and smaller, more prolific flower heads distinguish it from that species. It often grows in swampy areas hence the name swamp paperbark. The flowers are creamy-white in colour, arranged in heads or spikes on the ends of branches which continue to grow after flowering.
Aboriginal people used the bark of this tree for paintings, blankets, and roofing for shelters. Oil from the leaves was used for medicine and nectar from the flowers was used to make sweet drinks.
Has been traditionally been used for its antibacterial properties, both topically and via inhalation. Great for allergies, respiratory issues, and relaxation!
Can be used as an alternative to eucalyptus or tea tree.
If you are pregnant, receiving cancer treatment, or have a weakened immune system the use of essential oil is not recommended!
While essential oil will not go rancid, carrier oils can. Store your carrier oils in a cool, dry, and dark place.
While I’ve attempted to use credible sources for information, this is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice or treatment. If there is a disparity between the information presented within this blog and the advice given by your medical professional, please follow the medical professional’s advice as he/she will know you and your medical circumstances.