Melaleuca Alternifolia & Quinquenervia - What's the difference?
My first experience with Melaleuca was buying Tea tree from the health food store to make homemade cleaners quite a few years ago. I knew it was great used as a natural cleaning agent. Once I started using Young Living oils the only use I had for tea tree was to spot treat blemishes with a tiny bit of this essential oil. Other than that I didn't know much about this oil.
I just recently acquired Melaleuca Quinquenervia. If you're anything like me you've wondered why do we have two different Melaleuca oils from Young Living? So let's dive in and look at the difference between the two and similarities.
FIRST LET'S LOOK AT THE SIMILARITIES
- They're both from the myrtle family
- They're both steam distilled from the leaves
- They both support a healthy respiratory system
- It's also known as tea tree essential oil
- It's in the everyday oils collection from young living so you get it in the starter kit when you sign up.
- From Australia & France
- Referred to as narrow leaved paperback: grows around streams on swampy flats
- Fresh/crisp aroma helps maintain healthy looking scalp & hair
- Reduces blemishes
- Apply to feet and toenails as needed
- FOUND IN: Purification, melrose, rose ointment, claraderm
- From Australia
- Commonly known from the broad leaved paperbark tree
- It's from a small/medium size tree of all spice family, it gets 20 m high
- The oil is used in cosmetics in Australia
- Supports skin health
- supports a healthy bladder
- FOUND IN: Melrose
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