Use: This essential oil is from Australia and can be used as an air freshener.
It is obtained by steam distillation of the Cajeput leaves and has a clear to pale yellow color and a pleasant fresh fragrance reminiscent of eucalyptus and camphor, but also has fruity notes. This oil relieves respiratory problems, makes breathing more comfortable and relieves cough better than eucalyptus. It reduces headaches and fatigue during infections and cleans the air. Cajuput also warms the skin and relieves muscle pain, joint and rheumatic complaints. In oral care it soothes the gums. The astringent effect of this oil benefits especially oily skin, and also problematic skin prone to eczema. Cajaput oil is also a potent adversary against fleas on pets. However, it can irritate the skin and should always be used with caution. Never use pure!
Readily mixable with: geranium, ylang ylang, rosemary, marjoram and other herbal oils.
Interesting Facts: Cajeput is a resinous evergreen tree that grows up to 3 m high. It is closely related to tea tree and Niaouli and is also called the "weeping tea tree" or "white wood". Careput has a whitish bark that is somewhat reminiscent of paper and is native to Malaysia, India and Australia, but also grows in the Philippines.
Ingredients: Melaleuca Cajeputi