Botanical Name: Melaleuca cajuputi
Country of Origin: Vietnam
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Plant Part: Leaves and Twigs
Strength of Aroma: Medium
Aromatic Scent: Resembles the combined fragrance of Camphor, Rosemary, and Cardamom - fresh with a slight fruity scent
Blends Well With: Cedarwood, Clove, Oregano, Rosemary 1,8-Cineole and Thyme Oil.
Cajeput Oil is obtained from the distillation of leaves of the cajeput tree. The leaves of this tree are collected and left overnight for fermentation before putting them to process of steam distillation. These trees can be found mostly in Vietnam and other Southeast Asia country.
Cajeput has been traditionally been used in Vietnam for its therapeutic properties. It has been mainly known for its ability to treat colds, flus and chronic rheumatism. Cajeput has stood tall and is a time tested remedy for respiratory and sinus related infections since thousands of years. In appearance this is a small tree more similar to a bush and more popularly cultivated in Molucca Islands of Indonesia. Cajeput Oil today has a demand which is spread world over.
Properties of Cajeput Oil:
Appearance: Clear, Mobile liquid
Colour: Colorless to pale yellow
Specific gravity at 20℃: 0.865 – 0.930
Refractive Index at 20℃: 1.460 – 1.485
Optical rotation: -4 to +2℃
Main components: Cineol: 50 - 70% min, alpha-terpineol: 9 to 17%, limonene: 2 to 7%, gamma-terpinene: 0.7 to 5.5%
Health Benefits and Applications Cajeput Oil:
Stopped or infectious sinus: Cajeput oil is well known remedy for stopped sinus or to treat infection in sinus. It is also used an important active ingredient in many popular brands of ointments and balms used to provide relief for sinus related problems.
Problems related to respiratory track: Cajeput oil is also time tested remedy for various alignments related to respiratory track, these include: flue, tightness in chest, sore throat, ear infections, laryngitis and mild fever.
Tooth related Aches and pains: Cajeput oil can bring immediate relief from tooth related aches. Few drops of this essential oil put on cotton can be applied directly on the gum and cheek near the paining tooth to bring relief.
Tissue build up in form of External Sores and abscesses: It can help in healing the tissues which are turned pink as a result of sores or abscesses.
Other benefits of Cajeput Oil: Cajeput Oil can also be used to bring relief from following alignments: Boils & Carbuncles, ordinary cuts and scrapes, swelling around finger or toe, ringworm or external fungus infections, head lice, scabies, erosion of cervix, Impatigo etc.
Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.