Cajeput Essential Oil
- 100% Essential Oil
- Melaleuca cajeputi
- leaves and twigs, steam distilled
Blends well with: Clary sage, geranium, lavender, marjoram, oakmoss, pine, rosemary, spice oils, ylang ylang
Aroma: Fresh, campherous aroma with a fruity note, it resembles a sweet tea tree or gentler eucalyptus or the combined fragrance of camphor, rosemary, and cardamom.
History: It is variously known as White tea-tree, Broad-leaved tea-tree, Paper-barked tea-tree, Swamp tea-tree, and White-wood. The essential oil has been part of traditional medicine since ancient times.
Colour: Clear with a Yellow Tinge
Perfumery Note: Middle
Strength of Initial Aroma: Medium
Common Uses: Used chiefly as a local application in skin disease and as a stimulating expectorant. Mildly analgesic, antimicrobial, antineuralgic, antispasmodic, antiseptic (pulmonary, urinary, intestinal), anthelminthic, diaphoretic, carminative, expectorant, febrifuge, insecticide, sudorific, tonic. Analgesic, antibacterial, antimicrobial, antineuralgic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, carminative, diaphoretic, expectorant, febrifuge, insecticide, sudorific, tonic, vulnerary
Possible Uses: Asthma, bronchitis, coughs, muscle aches, oily skin, rheumatism, sinusitis, sore throat, spots.
Constituents: a-pinene, B-pinene, myrcene, a-terpinene, limonene, 1,8-cineole, y-terpinene, p-cymene, terpinolene, linaolool, terpinen-4-ol, a-terpineol.
Safety Information: May cause skin irritation.
Cautions: No known toxicity. Avoid during pregnancy.