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Cajeput Essential Oil is steam distilled from the Melaleuca Cajuputi tree, also known as the white wood tree. This tree is in the same genus as tea tree, and shares many qualities and properties with tea tree.
Curb flu season ailments with Cajeput Essential Oil. Try diffusing this strong and camphorous essential oil, most commonly used in aromatherapy to soothe respiratory ailments and for memory enhancement.
For skin care, the oil is an astringent and is used to benefit oily skin types. Aromatherapists apply Cajeput topically to assist with stiff and sore muscles, and joint aches and pains.
Cajeput Essential Oil is an excellent addition to a first aid kit, as the oil is recommended for burns, cramps, earache, headache, muscle pain, and toothache.
Properties: Antiseptic, Antiviral, Bactericidal, Calmative, Deodorant, Expectorant, Fungicidal, Insecticide
Perfumery Note: Middle
Aroma: Strong, Camphorous, Medicinal, and Slightly Sweet
Blends with: Bergamot, Cedarwood, Clary Sage, Clove Bud, Eucalyptus, Geranium, Lavender, Oregano, Rosemary, Scotch Pine, Tea Tree, Ylang Ylang
Specific Benefits of Cajeput Essential Oil:
Relieving respiratory problems
Cajeput Essential Oil clears and widens breathing passageways and helps relieve sinusitis. Its antimicrobial compounds can help the body get rid of the harmful microorganisms that cause the cold or flu. In addition, Cajeput Essential Oil can also help relieve breathing problems caused by allergies. Diffusing the essential oil, making a chest rub with 6-12 ml of Cajeput essential oil per ounce of carrier oil, inhaling from the bottle, and using the bath method is effective for this purpose.*
Natural Pain Relief
Due to high levels of powerful anti-inflammatory and analgesic compounds, Cajeput Essential Oil is an excellent choice for help with any kind of ache, pain, soreness, or cramp. For pain relief, dilute to 6-12ml per ounce of carrier oil, or just put some carrier oil in your hand, add a few drops of Cajeput essential oil, and rub it on the affected area. The bath method is also great for this purpose.*
Memory Enhancing / Energizing
Cajeput contains high amounts of the natural aromatic chemical, 1,8-Cineole, which is known as the memory enhancing chemical. It's used to help improve memory and concentration as well as increase physical and mental energy. Diffusing this oil or inhaling it straight out of the bottle throughout the day is a great way to receive these benefits.*
Thanks to its tonic and antiseptic properties, Cajeput Essential Oil can be used for a number of skincare applications, including acne and balancing oily skin. For skincare applications, just add a few drops per ounce of carrier oil, cream, or lotion.*
*See our article, How To Use Essential Oils to see our detailed usage options and instructions.
RECIPES WE LOVE:
1 ounce Argan Oil
4 drops Cajeput Essential Oil
6 drops Rose Geranium Essential Oil
6 drops Lavender Essential Oil
12 drops Tea Tree Essential Oil
Blend the oils together and apply regularly to any acne or blemishes until skin normalizes.
Easy breathing recipe
Cajeput Essential Oil
Simply diffuse an equal number of drops of each essential oil in your diffuser.
Massage oil for pained joints
1 oz. Pomegranate Seed Oil
4 drops Yarrow Essential Oil
8 drops Turmeric Essential Oil
4 drops Cajeput Essential Oil
Blend the oils together and use as a massage oil on aching joints and muscles.
Sourced from Australia, this is one of the best-smelling Cajeputs on the market. And priced low! Blend with Sweet Thyme, lemon, and sandalwood to deal with sore throat. I like to diffuse it. Can also be used topically.