Cajuput Essential Oil

£6.00 £9.29

Cajuput is steam distilled from the fresh leaves and twigs. Cajuput has a camphoraceous-fresh aroma and helps maintain a healthy circulation.

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Description

Cajuput | Latin Name: Melaleuca Leucadendron | Family: Myrtaceae | Extraction: Distillation | Plant Part: Tree, Leaves, Twigs

Cajuput Essential Oil is a pale yellowy-green, mobile liquid, the green tinge derives from traces of copper found in the tree. It has a penetrating, camphoraceous-medicinal odour compared to the Eucalyptus oil but with a slightly milder fruity body note.

It is a tall evergreen tree growing up to 30 meters high, with thick pointed leaves and white flowers. The trunk is flexible with a whitish spongy bark which flakes off easily. In Malaysia it is called ‘Caju-puti’, meaning ‘white wood’, due to the colour of the timber.

Blends

Blends well with: Angelica, Bergamot, Birch, Cardamon, Clove, Geranium, Lavender, Myrtle, Niaouli, Rose, Rosewood and Thyme

Cajuput is a TOP note – Essential Oil Notes & Odours

Properties

Cajuput is mildly analgesic, antimicrobial, anti-neuralgic, antispasmodic, antiseptic (pulmonary, urinary, intestinal), anthelmintic, diaphoretic, carminative, expectorant, febrifuge, insecticide, sudorific and tonic.

Essential Oil Properties & Meanings

Herbal & Folk Tradition

Used in the East for colds, headaches, throat infections, toothache, sore and aching muscles, fever (cholera), rheumatism and various skin diseases. The oil was used in the west traditionally for producing a sensation of warmth and quickening the pulse. It is used for chronic laryngitis and bronchitis, cystitis, rheumatism and to expel roundworm.

Safety Data & MSDS

Non-toxic, non-sensitizing, may irritate the skin in high concentration.

Cineol (14-65 % depending on source), Terpineol, Terpinyl Acetate, Pinene and Nerolidol.

Cajuput MSDS
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