Plant part: Leaves
Blends well with: Eucalyptus, clary sage, geranium, lavender, marjoram, oakmoss, pine, rosemary, spice oils, ylang ylang
Aroma: Camphorous, sweet, sharp, and Tea Tree-like
Cajeput essential oil is truly one of those “take care of yourself” oils. With it’s sweet and fruity body, surrounded by a sharp, cleansing aroma – it smells like bottled well-being, if you can imagine that. A single waft under your nose will be enough to instantly freshen up your mood. It is a member of the same family as tea tree, and for that reason Cajeput essential oil shares many of the same medicinal qualities such as being an antiseptic and bactericide. It is absolutely a must have for cold and flu season! Just like its cousin Eucalyptus, Cajeput oil is often used as a decongestant and expectorant. A couple drops in the diffuser can provide relief to nasal decongestion, throat inflammation, and help open the airways.
When cold and flu season is over, Cajeput essential oil still has many uses. As an anti-spasmodic, Cajeput essential oil, when diluted in a carrier oil, has been used topically to treat muscle spasms and menstrual cramps. It has also been used to treat bug bites and skin ailments such as psoriasis. The potent constituents of Cajeput are so strong that even a diluted solution in a spray bottle can kill or drive away pests such as mosquitos and ants.
The Cajeput tree is native to Australia and southern Asia, where it can grow up to 100 feet tall. It is often used in landscaping due to it’s beautiful flowers, which range in color from light white to pink and purple. The leaves of this large evergreen are plucked and steam distilled to create this wonderfully potent essential oil.
Cajeput Essential Oil Uses
Circulatory system: arthritis/rheumatism, hemorrhoids, varicose veins.
Digestive system: cures cramps, helps with gastroenteritis, heals spasms.
Immune system: cures colds, earache, influenza, and sore throat.
Muscles and joints: heals aches and pains.
Nervous system: heals toothache.
Reproductive system: stops uterine spasms.
Respiratory system: helps cure bronchitis, laryngitis, and sinusitis. Eliminates congestion
Skin: cures acne, helps dry oily skin, helps heal psoriasis.
Urinary tract: heals urinary tract infection.
In the home: used as insect repellent.
Therapeutic Properties: analgesic, anthelmintic, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-infectious, anti-neuralgic, anti-septic, anti-spasmodic, carminative, decongestant, diaphoretic, expectorant, febrifuge, insectifuge, insecticidal, phlebotonic, stimulant, sudorific, vermifuge
Recipes With Cajeput Essential Oil
- 5 drops of cajeput oil
- 5 drops of ginger oil
- 5 drops of sweet orange oil
- Add to a personal inhaler and inhale as needed. Or add 5-6 drops of cajeput oil to your aroma diffuser and diffuse for 30-60 minutes
- 4 drops of cajeput oil
- 4 drops of cypress
- 2 drops of grapefruit
- 2 drops of helichrysum of oil
- 4 teaspoons jojoba oil
- Add to 20ml roller bottle, roll over problem areas
- 5 drops of cajeput oil
- 5 drops of tea tree oil
- 5 drops of lemon oil
- Add to a personal inhaler and inhale as needed. Or add 5-6 drops Anise Star to your aroma diffuser and diffuse for 30-60 minutes