Cajeput Essential Oil – Melaleuca cajeputi – Is grown and steam distilled in Indonesia, producing a pale yellow to yellow liquid with a spicy camphoraceous aroma, slightly less astringent than some Australian Melaleucas. The species can be found in Southeast Asia and northern Australia though the oil is predominantly distilled in Indonesia. .
Cajeput Essential Oil is used as a decongestant or added to a decongestant with eucalyptus and or tea tree and peppermint.
Use Cajeput in a diffuser to clear the air or to relax if feeling stressed with the flu. Or blend with other oils especially the citruses to add to the aroma if diffusing in a wide area. Use with clove and cinnamon to clear the air of rooms with mould and mildew or even reduce the potential of mould accumulating in damp areas.
Cajeput can be blended with many other oils especially the citruses or clove and tea tree oils. Blended with Geranium or on its own, Cajeput is known to assist in supporting circulation so can be massaged into swollen veins with a carrier.
For a bit fun, blend 4 drops Cajeput and 4 drops Spearmint oil in your hand, bring hands together in a cup and inhale. It will remind you of your mint leaves days or spearmint chewing gum.
(Be aware that using essential oils directly on your skin can damage the skin so if preparing for this treat or any other, always try a skin test first with a small amount of oil).
Store your oil in a cool place below 30C. Keep out of the reach of children and not to be taken. All the oils with a high content of eucalyptol are not suitable for ingestion as in large quantities they are considered poisons. If pregnant seek advice from your Aromatherapist.
Major plant chemical compounds: alpha-pinene, eucalyptol
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