Cajeput Essential Oil

cajeput, melaleuca leucadendra



Cajeput essential oil has been used in Malaysia and lndonesia for respiratory illnesses, headaches, rheumatism, throat infections and sore muscles. Its name is derived from the Malaysian word for "white tree" and it comes from the leaves and bark of the tree.

Cajeput is closely related in origin and action to tea tree oil, which is classified as "Melaleuca alternifolia" belonging to the Myrtaceae family. It is a strong oil and should be skin-tested for sensitivity before use.

Cajeput {Melaleuca leucadendra}

Botanical family:
Myrtaceae

Extraction: Steam distilled from twigs, leaves, bark

Properties: Antimicrobial, antispasmodic,
antineuralgic, antiseptic; use for insecticide, expectorant,
headaches, sore throats, infections, sore muscles, joints
respiratory illnesses

Uses: Diffuse or rub into soles of feet; inhale or rub
into chest at the start of a cold; helps clear the mind

Cautions: Skin test for sensitivity; caution if
pregnant; impure Cajeput may cause skin eruptions

Aromatherapy blending

Cajeput mixes well with:

Bergamot

Birch

Cardamom

Clove

Geranium

Juniper

Eucalyptus

Peppermint

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