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Cajeput, Wildcrafted

Cajeput, Wildcrafted


Pure, Therapeutic Cajeput essential oil

Botanical name :  Melaleuca cajeputi

Extraction method / Source :  Steam distillation / Twigs and Branches  

Aroma :  Sharp, woody

Key constituents :    Alpha-pinene,  1,8 Cineol  

Plant description :  Botanical family : Myrtaceae (Myrtle) Cajeput is an evergreen tree in the same family as Tea Tree.  It is an evergreen native to Asia and typically grows to a height of 100 feet.  Its green leaves have oil glands on them, making the cajeput forests very fragrant.

Regions of Production :  Indonesia

Growing Practices :  Plants indigenous to the region are harvested from the wild, away from pesticides or chemical fertilizers.  Replanting is done yearly to ensure the availability of the species

Properties :  Analgesic, an, expectorant  (Battaglia, 2003)      Please refer to the Glossary for terms which may be new to you.

Uses / Benefits :   Improves respiratory effort, helps to calm coughs, helps relax tight muscles relieve pain from arthritis, lumbago, muscle stiffness, sports injuries, neuralgia, gout, sciatica.  Helps relieve itching due to insect bites, psoriasis and eczema. Recommended and for the management of oily skin.

Modes of Administration :  Topical :  massage, compress, bath, skin care, ointment.    Inhalation: direct inhalation, diffuser, oil vaporizer.

Fragrant influences:   Helps alleviate fatigue and restlessness.

Safety :   Non-toxic, non-sensitizing. May irritate sensitive skin - always dilute well and do not use on mucus membranes.

Blends well with :   Basil, Cinnamon, Clove, Coriander, Cumin, Cypress, Eucalyptus, Fennel, Hyssop, Lavender, Lemon, Marjoram, Oregano, Pine, Rosemary, Sage, Spearmint, Spruce, Thyme

History / Fun Facts :  Cajeput is in the same family as Tea Tree, and the essential oil has properties similar to Tea Tree oil.

TIMELESS Essential Oils guarantees the purity and quality of all our therapeutic oils.  Current Certificate of Analysis is available upon request.  All essential oils are best stored in an airtight container away from heat and light.


References :

Battaglia, SalvatoreThe Complete Guide to Aromatherapy, Second Edition, 2003. The International Centre of Holistic Aromatherapy, Brisbane, Australia

Cooksley, Valerie GennariAromatherapy : A Holistic Guide to Natural Healing with Essential Oils, 2015.  Floramed Publishing, The Woodlands, TX.

Falconi, DinaEarthly Bodies and Heavenly Hair : Natural and Healthy Personal Care for Every Body, 1998.  Ceres Press, Woodstock, NY.

Schnaubelt, KurtAdvanced Aromatherapy: The Science of Essential Oil Therapy, (English translation)1998. Healing Arts Press, Rochester, VT.

Tourles, Stephanie L., Hands On Healing Remedies, 2012. Storey Publishing, North Adams, MA.

Worwood, Valerie AnnThe Complete Book of Essential Oils & Aromatherapy, 1991.  New World Library, Novato, California

Notice : This information is for educational purposes only. It has not been evaluated by the US Food and Drug Administration. It is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any condition or disease, and should not take the place of evaluation by a qualified health professional. Although we strive to provide information which is accurate and up to date, we cannot guarantee the accuracy or completeness of this information.

Precautions : Pure essential oils are highly concentrated plant extracts. Do not use them undiluted, or in the eyes or mucus membranes. If applying an essential oil to the skin, always dilute it with a proper carrier oil and test on a small patch of skin before applying to a large area. Do not take them internally except under the direction of a qualified professional trained in Aromatherapy. Always familiarize yourself with the safety, contraindications and proper preparation of each essential oil before use. Note that when using essential oils for children and the elderly, very low concentrations should be used. Keep all essential oils away from children and pets. 

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