Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Plant Part: Leaf
Country of Origin: Australia
INCI Name: Melaleuca cajuputi Powell (M. minor Sm.), fam. Myrtaceae
Benefits: Antiseptic, Analgesic, Anti-inflammatory, Wound healing, Pain relief, Scalp care, Stimulant, Tonic
Cajeput essential oil is a sister oil to tea tree essential oil. This plant grows natively in Australia and Southeast Asia. Cajeput does have a strong camphor base and is an amazing addition to diffuser blends to help with breathing and respiratory issues, and makes a great addition to pain relief gels/creams/topicals. Cajeput has a woodsy, herbal, slightly fruit, sweet scent.
Similar to tea tree, cajeput essential oil is an excellent anti-fungal and is an excellent addition to products such as a scalp treatment for dandruff/dry/damaged hair; foot cream; toenail fungus oils; anti-bacterial soap bars and liquid soaps; and acne treatments. Cajeput should never be applied directly to the skin- always dilute it with carrier oils or in a blend in a product.
Cajeput makes an excellent diffuser blend, especially when you’re battling a cold or sinus infection, or just battling away the cloudy day. Try blending a little cajeput, with some wintergreen, rosemary, lemon and cinnamon to lighten up the space and open up your airways.
Cajeput oil has also been said to help repel mosquitoes and certain insects. This would work great in a spray base incorporating neem oil, peppermint essential oil and cajeput (try mixing the oils with Polysorbate 80, then adding to water to make a spray that won’t separate).
Essential oils are sold in 0.5 ounce, 1 ounce, 4 ounce, 8 ounce, 16 ounce, 5 pound and 10 pound sizes.
Do not apply directly to skin. Most essential oils are not designed to be applied directly, rather they are designed to be mixed with a carrier oil such as our organic sunflower or organic jojoba oils. Always perform a small patch test when applying to skin.
Do not take internally unless you are licensed to apply them as such.
This information is for reference only. These recommendations have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not mean to treat, cure or remedy any diseases.