Niaouli Essential Oil produces excellent henna stains reliably and is a light, pleasant scent similar to Cajeput. To achieve the darkest, most reliable henna stains, use quality essential oils high in mono-terpene alcohols, or ‘terps’. Essential oils are the secret to rich, dark stains even on the hardest to stain parts of the body like backs and bellies.
If you haven't used a premium ‘terp’ before, you will be amazed at what happens with your henna paste. Henna Caravan uses only the highest quality of pure, 100% natural essential oils. We have chosen our variety of essential oil ‘terps’ carefully based on their chemical makeup and ability to produce optimal results safely and without irritation. As with all essential oils, never use undiluted, in eyes or on mucus membranes.
Niaouli is a favorite ‘terp’ among professionals.
SPECIES: Melaleuca quinquenervia
*SAFETY DATA: Non-toxic, non-irritating, non-sensitizing. As with all essential oils, never use undiluted, in eyes or on mucus membranes, do not ingest.
METHOD: Steam Distillation
AROMA: The scent is penetrating, pleasant, sweet, camphoraceous and fresh with similar nuances to eucalyptus.
DESCRIPTION: An evergreen tree with a flexible trunk and spongy bark, pointed linear leaves and bearing spikes of sessile yellowish flowers. The leaves have a strong aromatic scent then crushed. A member of the Tea Tree family and is very similar to Cajeput.
BLENDS WELL WITH: Bergamot, eucalyptus, lavender, orange, tea tree.
CHARACTERISTICS: A colorless, pale yellow or greenish liquid.
PRINCIPAL CONSTITUENTS: Cineol (50-60%), terpineol, pinene, limonene, citrine, terebenthene, valeric ester, acetic ester, butyric ester.
For the darkest henna stains, naturally and safely, combine Henna powder, Niaouli Essential Oil, Lemon Juice and Sugar.
Melaleuca Quinquenervia; Madagascar