Cajeput Essential Oil
- Product Code: EO-C02
- Availability: In Stock
- Ex Tax: £2.30
- Species: Melaleuca cajeputi
- Plant family: Myrtaceae
- Origin: Indonesia
- Note: Middle to top
- Extraction method: Steam distilled
Do not use during pregnancy. Can irritate the skin if used in high concentrations. Avoid direct contact with mucous membranes.
Cajeput essential oil has antiseptic properties and can be used to treat skin infections and other problems such as oily skin, acne, spots and insect bites.
The oil is a powerful stimulant that can help clear the mind, aid concentration and enhance clarity of thought. Do not use before bedtime unless combined with sedative oils.
Cajeput's antimicrobial, antiseptic, expectorant properties are particularly beneficial for respiratory and urinary tract infections such as colds, flu, bronchitis, laryngitis, sinusitis, cystitis and other UTIs. Its analgesic and antispasmodic properties can also be useful for muscular aches and pains, arthritis, rheumatism, neuralgia, sore throats and headaches.
Blends well with:
Citrus and resinous oils in low concentrations.
Geraniol 0.4%, Limonene 10%, Linalool 3.6%.
Steam inhalations for coughs, colds and flu:
Add 4 drops Bergamot, 1 Ginger, 2 Cajeput and 2 Pine to a bowl of steaming hot water, lean over the bowl and place a towel over your head to seal in the vapour. Breathe in through the nose and out through the mouth for 5-10 minutes keeping your eyes closed.
Chest rub for coughs, colds and flu:
Mix 10ml Jojoba and 40ml of warmed Extra Virgin Coconut Butter with 6 drops Cajeput, 4 Tea Tree, 4 Frankincense, 2 Eucalyptus and 2 Thyme. Pour into a glass jar with lid and leave to cool and set. Massage into chest as and when required.
Aromatherapy massage oil for muscular aches and pains associated with sport / exercise:
Mix 30ml Grapeseed Oil, 2 drops Cajeput, 2 Roman Chamomile, 3 Rosemary, 3 Marjoram and 5 Lavender. Massage into limbs in a direction towards the heart.