The name “Cajeput” is derived from its Indonesian name, “Kayu Putih” or "White Wood". The trees have a grey-white papery bark and gorgeous white, pink and purple flowers.
Cajeput shares a wide range of properties with Eucalyptus and Tea Tree (they are both in the same genus, Melaleuca) in natural composition and aroma. Native to Australia and Asia, Cajeput essential oil is extracted from the leaves of 50-100 foot evergreen trees using steam distillation.
Cajeput Essential Oil is a must-have oil to keep on hand for cold and flu season, especially for use in the diffuser as well as also possessing anti fungal properties.
Cajeput (Melaleuca leucadendron) is a relative to Tea Tree (Melaleuca alternifolia). Aromatically, Cajeput Essential Oil is quite campherous but possesses a fresh, uplifting, fruity quality.
Botanical Name - Melaleuca leucadendron/ Melaleuca cajuputi
Colour - Clear with a Yellow Tinge
Consistency - Thin
Perfumery Note - Middle
Strength of Initial Aroma - Medium
Aromatic Description - Cajeput Essential Oil smells fresh and campherous with a slightly fruity characteristic.
CAUTION: As with all essential oils, dilute into carrier oils before applying them directly onto the skin. Keep oils away from eyes and mucous membranes. Keep out of reach of children. Stop using if there is any irritation. Research each oil well before using. Some oils cannot be used by those with certain health conditions.
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