Cajeput Essential Oil
Botanical Name: Melaleuca minor
Common Method Of Extraction: Steam distillation
Parts Used: Leaves and twigs
Note Classification: Top
Aroma: Strong, slightly sweet, camphoraceous, medicinal.
Largest Producing Countries: Nepal, Indonesia, and Australia
Traditional Use: It is known for producing a sensation of warmth. In Australia the crushed leaves and twigs have been utilized in traditional medicine applications.
Properties: Analgesic, antibacterial, antimicrobial, antineuralgic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, carminative, diaphoretic, expectorant, febrifuge, insecticide, sudorific, tonic, vulnerary
Benefits: Colds, coughs, cystitis, flu, insect bites, muscular aches and pains, oily skin, sinusitis, sore throat, urinary infection, viral infections. Cajeput can be used similar to eucalyptus oil.
Blends Well With: Clary sage, geranium, lavender, marjoram, oakmoss, pine, rosemary, spice oils, ylang ylang
Of Interest: Cajeput is a good addition to bug repellants. It has a sweet, fruity middle note.
Safety Data: Avoid while pregnant. May cause skin irritation.
This information is for educational purposes only, it is not intended to treat, cure, prevent or, diagnose any disease or condition. Nor is it intended to prescribe in any way. This information is for educational purposes only and may not be complete, nor may its data be accurate.
As with all essential oils, never use them undiluted. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children. If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body (after you have properly diluted the oil in an appropriate carrier.