Cajuput Essential Oil: Properties, Uses, Composition and Safety

Oil Name: Cajuput Essential Oil

Botanical Name: Melaleuca cajeputi

Oil Overview

Cajuput oil has a sweet rather penetrating smell.

Oil Sources

The Cajuput Tree originates from the Malayan coastal plains. Extracted from fresh leaves and branches by steam distillation.

Essential or Carrier Oil?

Essential Oil

Chemical Content

Terpineol, Benzaldehyde, Cineole, Dipentene, Limonene and Pinene.

Aroma

Medicinal/Camphorous

Therapeutic Properties:

Analgesic, Anti-neuralgic, Antiseptic, Carminative, Decongestant, Expectorant, Insecticide, Stimulant, Tonic

Possible Uses

Acne, Arthritis, Asthma, Bronchitis, Colds and Flu, Colic, Diarrhoea, Digestion, Dysentery, Enteritis, Insect Bites, Muscle Spasm, Muscular Aches and Pains, Psoriasis, Rheumatism, Sinusitis, Sore Throat, Vomiting

Warnings

None

Detail of Warnings

Cajuput is non-toxic and non-sensitizing, yet could irritate the skin when used in high concentration.

Compatible Combination Oils

Angelica, Bergamot, Clove, Geranium, Lavender, Thyme

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