Cajeput oil is a good addition to insect repellants. It has a sweet, fruity middle note, and dries out softly.
Botanical Name - Melaleuca minor
Common Method of Extraction - Steam distillation
Parts Used - Leaves and twigs
Panuba Bay, Malaysia
Note Classification - Top
Aroma - Strong, slightly sweet, camphoraceous, medicinal.
Largest Producing Countries - Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Java, and Australia
Traditional Use - It is known for producing a sensation of warmth and quickening the pulse. In Australia the crushed leaves and twigs have been applied directly to relieve aches and pains.
Properties - Analgesic, antibacterial, antimicrobial, antineuralgic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, carminative, diaphoretic, expectorant, febrifuge, insecticide, sudorific, tonic, vulnerary.
Benefits - Arthritis, asthma, bronchitis, catarrh, colds, coughs, cystitis, flu, insect bites, muscular aches and pains, oily skin, sinusitis, sore throat, urinary infection, viral infections. Cajeput can be used similar to eucalyptus during cold season. Add it to a diffuser to disinfect the air, and clear congestion.
Blends Well With - Clary sage, geranium, lavender, marjoram, oakmoss, pine, rosemary, spice oils, ylang ylang.
Safety Data -
is non-toxic and non-sensitizing. It may irritate the skin in high concentration and when it is not diluted. This oil should not be used when pregnant.
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