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Cajuput oil is a volatile oil obtained by distillation from the leaves of the myrtaceous trees Melaleuca leucadendra, Melaleuca cajuputi, and probably other Melaleuca species. The oil is prepared from leaves collected on a hot dry day, macerated in water, and distilled after fermenting for a night. This oil is extremely pungent, and has the odor of a mixture of turpentine and camphor. It consists mainly of cineol, from which cajuputene, having a hyacinth-like odor, can be obtained by distillation with phosphorus pentoxide.
The essential oil of Cajeput has a fresh, camphorous aroma with a slight fruity note.
Leaves and Twigs
Method of extraction:
- Works as an antiseptic.
- A strong ingredient in haircare.
- Reduces anxiety and stress.
- Helpful for muscle and joint pains.
How To Use:
Topical Use: Apply one to two drops to desired area. Dilute with a carrier oil to minimize any skin sensitivity and irritation.
Aromatic Use: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of choice.
Botanical Name: Melaleuca Leucadendron Cajeputi
Aromatic Strength: Medium
Blends Well With: Cedarwood, Clove Bud, Labdanum, Rosemary and Thyme.
No known toxicity. Avoid during pregnancy.
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