Cajeput Essential Oil
Cajeput Essential Oil from Australia is Therapeutic Quality Essential Oil steam distilled from the leaves and twigs.
Cajeput Essential Oil Description:
Closely related to the Tea Tree, Cajeput Essential Oil (Melaleuca leucadendron var. cajuputi) is a towering evergreen tree growing to heights of 100 feet. The trunk is flexible and covered with spongy, white bark which easily flakes off. These characteristics give the Cajeput tree its other names of Paperbark Tree, White Wood, and White Tea Tree.
The Cajeput tree grows wild in parts of Malaysia, Indonesia, the Phillipines, Vietnam, Java, Southwest Asia, and Australia. Our Therapeutic-Quality Cajeput Essential Oil is cultivated in Australia where it is steam-distilled from the tree’s fresh leaves and twigs. It is colorless to pale yellow-green and has a camphoraceous aroma which is sharp and penetrating.
Like all of our Artisan Aromatics 100% pure essential oils, enfleurage oils, absolutes and blends, this pure oil has been carefully selected for its therapeutic quality. Then, to ensure maximum freshness and potency, it is bottled by hand in USA only after orders are received.
Cajeput Essential Oil Uses:
Aromatherapists have claimed that Cajeput Essential Oil is useful for skin problems, body aches and respiratory system complaints, such as the common cold.
In Australia, the Aborigines historically crushed the leaves and twigs of the Cajeput tree and rubbed them over the body to help ease aches and pains.
While the oil was not commercially produced by Europeans until 1938, Cajeput herb (not the essential oil) has a long history of use in Asian folk medicine for colds, headaches, sore throat, aches, and for skin problems.
Cajeput Essential Oil is generally non-toxic and non-irritating when used at low concentrations by adults. However, the undiluted oil has been reported to be very stimulating and has been said to produce a quickened pulse. For this reason, undiluted Cajeput Essential Oil should not be used in any topical application ( we don’t recommend undiluted use of any essential oil but especially not Cajeput). Even when diluted, this oil should be used sparingly, especially at night or with the frail, elderly, young children, or those who are anxious. Diffusing this essential oil could theoretically be unpleasantly stimulating for some people and could promote sleeplessness at night. CAJEPUT ESSENTIAL OIL MAY CAUSE CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM PROBLEMS AND/OR RESPIRATORY PROBLEMS IF USED NEAR THE FACES OF YOUNG CHILDREN OR BABIES; do not expose a child or infant to this risk. We recommend avoiding use of this essential oil by or around those with seizure disorders (epilepsy).
IMPORTANT: All issues that pertain to your physical or mental health should be discussed with and supervised by a licensed health care professional. Keep all essential oils away from and out of reach of children. We recommend you consult a trained aromatherapist before using essential oils with children under 16 years of age. Always follow the general safety guidelines for using essential oils; these can be accessed by clicking the link below.
Disclaimer: Information provided in this description is for educational purposes only. It is not intended to be used in/for the treatment, cure, mitigation or diagnosis of any mental or physical disease or illness or as a substitute for consulting with a physician or other appropriately trained and licensed health care professional. Artisan Aromatics is not responsible for any adverse effects resulting from the improper use of any suggestions, products, preparations, or procedures mentioned or from attempts to follow historical reports of a plant’s uses. Please note that essential oils do not necessarily have the same properties as other types of herbal preparations of the same plant and since essential oils are the most highly concentrated type of preparation made from plants, they can have toxicity issues not arising from use of other types of herbal preparations of a given plant.Essential Oil Safety Considerations