What Is Melrose Essential Oil Used For

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Melrose essential oil is known to be an incredibly powerful natural remedy that may cleanse the skin, prevent infections, soothe nerves, improve oral health, protect the hair, eliminate inflammation, clean your home, and speed healing. There are some side effects of melrose essential oil, including skin irritation, allergic reactions, stomach upset and potential complications with pregnancy and other pre-existing conditions. However, with responsible use, following a conversation with a medical professional about your specific needs, use of this is generally considered safe.

Melrose essential oil is a modern combination of other essential oils, namely clove, rosemary, tea tree, and niaouli oils. By combining all of these oils together, users can have a much more comprehensive remedy for a wide range of health conditions. This oil is particularly popular in Australia, as two of the ingredients (tea tree and niaouli) are native to that region, and have long-standing respect in the natural health world. This oil blend is commonly found in cosmetic and personal hygiene products, as well as alternative medicine remedies, home cleaners, and aromatherapy blends. The impressive list of benefits is mainly derived from the high concentrations of terpinen, cineole, eugenol, terpinolene, camphor, limonene, myrcene, and borneol, all of which have certain antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial effects, among others.

What is Melrose Essential Oil Used For?

Many people may use melrose essential oil if they are suffering from fungal infections, eczema, psoriasis, acne, rosacea, indigestion, nausea, hair loss, oral infections, wounds, ear infections, anxiety, stress, cold sores, hemorrhoids, dandruff, fatigue, a weak immune system, and chronic pain.

May Relieve Pain

Although niaouli oil is not the most commonly known oil in the natural health world, it does have potentially analgesic abilities, particularly when topically applied. For strained muscles or for those recovering from wounds, injuries, surgeries or extended illness, one can apply melrose essential oil for rapid relief of inflammation and pain. [1]

May Reduce Anxiety Levels

Clove essential oil, a key component of melrose essential oil, can reduce anxiety levels and promote feelings of calm, which is crucial for people suffering from chronic stress. Having stress hormones in the body is a good thing, on a limited basis, but the aromatic compounds and active ingredients of this essential oil blend can help regulate those levels to soothe your body and mind. [2]

Essential oil bottle and a dropper

Essential oils can be used in aromatherapy, making homemade cosmetics, and natural perfumes. Photo Credit: Shutterstock

May Aid in Hair Care

The potentially antibacterial and anti-fungal properties of melrose essential oil, specifically from the tea tree oil element, can prevent inflammatory conditions and fungal infections on the scalp, including those that lead to dandruff. The other possible nutritive properties can help strengthen hair and protect the health of follicles, ensuring that you don’t experience premature hair loss, while also improving the appearance and texture of your hair with this oil’s moisturizing qualities. [3]

May Optimize Digestive Health

If you are suffering from indigestion, constipation, bloating, cramping, diarrhea or nausea, there may be a good chance that your gut has been infected by bacteria; tea tree oil and niaouli oil are specifically trusted to balance the microflora environment in the gut and prevent these uncomfortable conditions. It can also help to optimize your digestive health, which may improve nutrient uptake so you get the most out of your food! [4]

May Aid in Skin Care

One of the primary uses of this oil blend is to improve skin health in every conceivable way. Tea tree oil has been beloved for centuries in Australia for its potentially anti-fungal, antibacterial, antiseptic and antiviral qualities, so applying it to the skin can be hugely helpful for symptoms of eczema, acne, psoriasis, rosacea, and even warts. Additionally, this oil blend is known to have antioxidant elements that can improve skin elasticity, prevent premature aging and diminish the appearance of wrinkles and blemishes. [5]

May Treat Fungal Infections

For fungal infections anywhere on the body, nothing is better than tea tree oil – the key component of melrose essential oil. The anti-fungal properties of this legendary Australian oil are known around the world, so from vaginal yeast infections to nail fungus, this oil can quickly provide relief. [6]

May Reduce Inflammation

The possibly anti-inflammatory abilities of melrose essential oil can soothe the digestive process and stimulate peristaltic motion in the gut, which can result in smooth and painless bowel movements. Furthermore, a few drops can be directly applied to the hemorrhoids (if external) to eliminate the itching and discomfort that often accompany this condition.

May Improve Cognitive Function

The rosemary oil found in melrose essential oil is well known for overcoming mental fatigue and a lack of concentration or focus. It could be used therapeutically in aromatherapy for people as they age and begin experiencing symptoms of neurodegenerative diseases. Simply inhaling this oil, or diffusing it throughout your home, can help keep you sharp as you enter your golden years! [7]

May Help Strengthen The Immune System

As mentioned above, all four of the constituent elements of melrose essential oil may have potentially antiseptic, antibacterial, antiviral, anti-fungal or anti-microbial effects. When they are combined in this excellent blend, there are few substances that are better at protecting you against airborne or internal pathogens. [8]

May Stimulate Circulation

The invigorating qualities of rosemary essential oil can stimulate circulation and boost the metabolism, which can provide more oxygenation to key parts and systems of the body. This can result in faster healing, more energy for activities, and even passive fat-burning to help with weight loss efforts. [9]

Side Effects of Melrose Essential Oil

The side effects of melrose essential oil are rather standard for potent oils and include skin inflammation, allergic reactions, and complications with medical conditions and certain drugs. Before adding this extremely strong essential oil to your daily or weekly health routine, speak to your doctor or trained medical professional.

  • Skin Irritation/Dilution – As is true of many essential oils, use of melrose essential oil can cause inflammation or irritation on the skin, particularly if you don’t dilute the oil with a carrier oil or more basic vegetable oil. The best option is to apply a small amount on a patch of skin and wait a few hours to test your body’s response before using it on a larger area.
  • Allergic Reactions – With four different component oils, there is a chance that users will have an allergic sensitivity to one or more of the ingredients. Speak to your allergist or doctor before using this oil, as allergic reactions can be serious, particularly if the oil comes in contact with mucous membranes.
  • Pregnancy – Pregnant and breastfeeding women are generally not recommended to use this oil, as it can negatively impact the fetus or infant. Aromatherapy use of this oil may be permitted, but you must speak with your doctor before using this.
  • Photosensitivity – Some of the active compounds in melrose essential oil can increase your skin’s photosensitivity to light, leading to more pronounced sunburns and discomfort. If you have sensitive skin, be sure to apply sunscreen in conjunction with melrose essential oil.
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John Staughton is a traveling writer, editor, publisher and photographer with English and Integrative Biology degrees from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana (USA). He co-founded the literary journal, Sheriff Nottingham, and now serves as the Content Director for Stain’d Arts, a non-profit based in Denver, Colorado. On a perpetual journey towards the idea of home, he uses words to educate, inspire, uplift and evolve.

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