Cajuput - EO 10ML
Cajuput essential oil has a camphoraceous-fresh aroma and helps maintain a healthy circulation.
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How to use?
4-5 drops in bath, on tissue or in a vaporiser. 15 drops in 50ml carrier.
WARNING – do not apply undiluted or internally. Keep away from children and eyes. Store in cool, dark place.
|Latin Name||Melaleuca cajeputi|
|Synonyms||White tea tree, white wood, swamp tea tree, punk tree, paperbark tree|
|Extraction||Steam distillation from fresh leaves and twigs |
|Origin||Malaysia, Indonesia, Phillippines,, Vietnam, Java, Australia & South eastern Asia |
|Plant characteristics||Tall evergreen tree up to 30 meters high, with thick pointed leaves and white flowers. The trunk is flexible with a whitish spongy bark which flakes off easily. In Malaysia it is called ‘Caju-puti’, meaning ‘white wood’, due to the colour of the timber.|
|Oil characteristics||A pale yellowy-green, mobile liquid (the green tinge derives from traces of copper found in the tree), with a penetrating, camphoraceous-medicinal odour. Compared to the Eucalyptus oil but with a slightly milder fruity body note. |
|Traditional use||Used in the East for colds, headaches, throat infections, toothache, sore and aching muscles. The oil was used in the west traditionally for producing a sensation of warmth and quickening the pulse. |
|Cautions and comments||Non-toxic, non-sensitizing, may irritate the skin in high concentration|
|Main chemical constituents||Cineol (14-65 % depending on source), terpineol, terpinyl acetate, pinene, nerolidol |