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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.

Therapeutic actions
Analgesic, antifungal, antimicrobial, antiseptic, 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.
Middle Note for blending

Traditional usage
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.  
Planet: Saturn
Element: Metal
Magical influences: Devotion to Spirit

Safety precautions
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

Sourced from
Battaglia, S. (2018). The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy, 3rd Edition. Black Pepper Creative Pty Ltd, Australia.
Battaglia, S. The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy, 2nd Edition. The International Centre of Holistic Aromatherapy, Australia, 2003
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Worwood, V. (1995). The Fragrant Heavens - The Spiritual Dimension of Fragrance and Aromatherapy. Doubleday, UK.
Worwood, V. (1999). The Fragrant Mind - Aromatherapy for Personality, Mind, Mood and Emotion. Doubleday, UK.
  • Model: AEO.CAJ
  • 5 Units in Stock
  • Manufactured by: Essentialz

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This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 23 January, 2020.