Cajeput (Melaleuca cajuputi)
Cajeput, Melaleuca cajuputi
Common Name: Cajeput
Other Names: white samet
Botanical Name: Melaleuca cajuputi
Species: Melaleuca cajuputi
Composition: 100% Pure Cajeput Essential Oil
Method of Extraction: Steam Distilled
Cultivation / Harvesting: Organic
Plant Part: Leaves and twigs
Color: Pale yellow
Properties: anti-fungal, antimicrobial, insect repellent, muscle relaxer
Constituents: α-pinene, β-pinene, myrcene, limonene, 60% 1,8-cineole, y-terpinene, p-cymene, terpinolene, linalool, terpinen-4-ol, and α-terpinene.
Historical uses: Used to open the bronchial tract and relieve the chest of discomfort during seasonal allergy attacks. Relieves achy muscles, menstrual cramps, and sore joints when applied topically, and is used as an insect repellent. It is mildly sedative and considered a relaxant. The essential oil is effective against fungal infections like round worms and urino-genital infections. The essential oil is used to flavor foods, make fragrances, soaps, and cosmetics. The timber is used for fuel and to make charcoal and the bark is used in construction as it is an excellent sealer (caulking).
Safety & Side effects: As with all essential oils, they may present a risk of skin irritation due to their concentration. Wellness Warrior suggests essential oils to be diluted with a carrier oil before using on the skin. Melaleuca (all varieties) are particularly harsh on the skin if used without dilution. Cajeput has been reported to be non-toxic and non-sensitizing. Please keep in mind Wellness Warrior always recommends properly diluting to check for skin sensitivity.
Aromatically - to energize and lift mood (direct inhalation or diffuse throughout home)
Perfumery note: Middle note
Appearance: Pale yellow
Aroma: Camphor-like, similar to rosemary and cardamom. Strong, slightly sweet, medicinal.
Strength of initial aroma: Medium
Blends well with: Cedarwood, clary sage, clove bud, geranium, marjoram, oregano, pine, rosemary, thyme, ylang-ylang
Able to be Diffused? YES