CAJUPUT - maleleuca cajeputi


Cajeput is a penetrating oil with a very high pitch and sweet aroma. It has a herbaceous undertone. In Malay "Caju - pute" means "white tree" and therefore the oil is often referred to as White Tree Oil. This tree is related to the tea tree as they are from the same genus, Melaleuca. Cajeput oil is a strong, camphoraceous oil which is prominently used in aromatherapy to soothe respiratory distress. It is also used for making balms and salves.

For the medicine cabinet x. Cajeput oil is effective in fighting infections, serving as a bactericide, antiviral, and fungicide.Keep this antiseptic oil in your first aid kit and apply topically to cuts and wounds to keep them clean and free of infection. If you are suffering from an illness that has you all clogged up, cajeput oil, just like eucalyptus essential oil is a great way to open up stuffed up airway passages. Cajeput oil also alleviates cough, prevents infection of the respiratory system, and soothes such respiratory inflammations as laryngitis, bronchitis, and pharyngitis.

The warming effect on Cajeput oil helps promote circulation and improving the functioning of your organs and activating vital secretions. Cajeput oil is known to be analgesic in nature, meaning that it reduces the feeling and sensations of pain. Applied locally and internally, Cajeput essential oil is a great natural pain reliever that can alleviate any ache. If you have a toothache or have an infected tooth, applying this locally will bring instant relief. Cajuput also helps with Arthritis, Muscle Cramps, Fever Reducer, Eliminates Gas, & Psoriasis and Scabies.

For the mind/nervous system x. Inhale the healing vapors of Cajeput essential oil if you are congested, anxious, or simply want to experience its fresh scent.

For meditation x. Cajuput EO is divine at clearing the mind and bring about focus and concentration.

For the home/cleaning x. If you want a powerful natural cleaner then cajuput is your answer. With it antimicrobial, antifungal, antiseptic, bactericidal, and insecticidal properties, its essential for the sanitising your home.

Cajuput is great at treating mould; (just mix apple cider vinegar and tea tree oil just spray scrub, leave, then wash). You can also use it as a laundry booster for heavily soiled laundry, and fabric that tend to mould. The powerful antifungal properties of tea tree will help prevent bacterial and fungal infections. 

Cajuput is wonderful as an all-purpose cleaner due to its sanitising properties; in a reusable eco spray bottle, mix 15 drops tea tree oil with 2 cups water. For a more powerful antiseptic spray for areas that need more attention—such as toilets—use more drops.

You can’t go wrong putting several drops into pretty much everything: soap, laundry detergent, mop water, toilet cleaner, window cleaner … the list goes on! Try putting a few drops into your vacuum and clothes dryer filters to freshen them up and sanitize them a little

For beauty x. Cajeput essential oil works at a great astringent to include in your daily skincare routine. The antibacterial properties of this oil not only prevent infection and blemishes from forming on your skin, but it also helps to tone the skin while revealing a radiant glow. Cajeput is often used in commercial cosmetics and antiseptic creams for these very reasons.

Colour x.  pale yellow

Other x. Cajeput essential oil is a great way to keep insects away if you are planning on spending time outdoors. Diluting Cajeput oil with a carrier oil and rubbing on your skin will prevent you from insects, particularly mosquitos and their stinging bites.

The difference between tea tree & cajuput x. Tea tree oil and cajeput oil are both steam distilled from the leaves and twigs. However, chemically there are distinct component differences between tea tree oil and cajeput oil.

The biggest chemical differences are: Cajeput contains higher concentrations of 1,8 Cineole (Eucalyptol), limonene and alpha-Terpineol. Tea tree oil contains more Terpinen-4-ol and gamma-Terpinene. Therefore, cajeput has some properties similar to those found in Eucalyptus (from Eucalyptol) and Lemon (from limonene).

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