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Latin Binomial: Melaleuca ericifolia
Plant Part: Branch and Leaf
Extraction: Steam Distilled
Growing Practice: Organic
Country of Origin: Australia


Also known as Lavender Tea Tree. Like other melaleucas, Rosalina has powerful antimicrobial effects.

Odor Characteristics: Soft, herbal and floral with spicy back notes. Medium intensity (5 on a scale of 1-10). The taste is herbaceous and numbing.

Refractive Index: 1.529 to 1.535 @ 20.00 °C.
Specific Gravity: 0.8770 to 0.8785 @ 20 °C
Appearance: pale golden clear and watery non-viscous oil.
BioChemicals: 35-55% linalool

14-26% cineole

2-12% a-pinene

up to 5% aromadendrene

up to 4-5% limonene and para-cymene

About the Plant

The Swamp Paper Bark Tree (Melaleuca ericfolia of the Family xxx is a tall, erect, bushy evergreen shrub that can grow into a small tree 6-12 m with grayish papery bark. The leaves are soft, alternate, and narrow; the flowers are white to cream and scented. Its native range is the low lying swamps, creeks and sand dunes of Southern Victoria, along the coast to Northern South Wales and the Bass Strait islands of Australia.

Essential Oil Properties

Anti-bacterial, antifungal, sedative, carminative, anti-convulsing, decongestant, immune-stimulant, styptic.

Aromatherapy Uses:

  • Respiratory inhalant and sedative
  • Useful for nighttime inhalation prior to sleep
  • an ingredient in personal care and children's products
  • gentle expectorant with mildly anti-infective properties
  • calming, relaxing and centering

The information provided on these pages is not a substitute for necessary medical care, nor intended as medical advice. Always keep aromatic extracts tightly closed and in a cool, dark place, out of reach of children. Never ingest aromatic extracts. Always dilute aromatic extracts when applying topically and avoid areas around eyes or mucous membranes. If redness or irritation occurs, stop using immediately and contact your health provider if necessary.