Viruses constantly floating around the office... Cajeput in the diffuser is your friend!
Botanical Name Melaleuca cajeputi
Country of Origin Indonesia
Growing Method Wild Plant Part Leaves
Manufacture Method Steam Distillation
Expiry Date 8 Mar 2022
Cajeput has a penetrating camphorous-medicinal odour similar to Eucalyptus, but slightly milder with a fruity touch.
, antispasmodic, expectorant
, febrifuge, stimulant, sudorific, vermifuge.
When to use
Warming and relieving, Cajeput is often used in massage balms to relieve aches and pains whether caused by upset tummies, injury or rheumatism, and is one of the key ingredients used in Tiger Balm.
Cajeput helps ease breathing conditions, whether they're caused by asthma, sinus congestion or a respiratory infection, making it ideal to add to a diffuser when viruses are around, and can also soothe a sore throat by breathing in the mist.
It can be used as a disinfectant and is beneficial to help prevent the spread of infection.
In skincare, cajeput can be used to treat oily congested skin although sparingly and never applied neat, as it can irritate the skin.
It is also used as a fragrance and freshening agent in soaps, cosmetics and perfumes.
How to use
Massage, inhalation. Warming and relieving. Used as a fragrance and freshening agent in soaps, cosmetics and perfumes.
Blends well with
Chamomile, Cypress, Eucalyptus, Juniper berry, Lemon, and Rosemary.
A relative of Australian Tea Tree, Cajeput has many similar properties. Native to Indonesia, it has traditionally been used to treat colds, flu and joint pain.
Energetics and subtle aromatherapy
In Chinese medicine, Cajeput is used for damp congested conditions due to its warming nature. It can bring focus when one is feeling tired and confused and would work well for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome for creating clarity and focus.
Magical influences: Devotion to Spirit
Flammable. May cause skin irritation in some. Use in moderation. Not recommended for children under 13.
Important Note: The information provided is for educational purposes only
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