Country of origin: Viet Nam
Part of Plant: Leaves
Fragrance note: Top
Contraindications: Can irritate the skin. Should be diluted.
Major biochemical compounds: 1,8-Cineol, alpha-Terpineol, Limonene
Cajeput, Melaleuca leucadendron, also known as Cajuput, is a member of the melaleuca group of plants which includes eucalyptus, niaouli, and tea-tree. All have strong antiseptic properties. Cajeput is most commonly used in steam inhalation because of its strong support for the respiratory system, and decongestive effect. It has a strong, camphor-like, medicinal scent. As a natural analgesic, it makes a wonderful addition to massage oils for sore muscles and joints, but should be well diluted as it can be an irritant. In addition, it repels insects, rids head lice, and acts as a natural flea repellant for pets. Contains 1.8 cineol. Cajeput is a pure therapeutic quality aromatherapy essential oil, produced using wild-crafted plants and traditional methods, from Viet Nam, obtained from the leaves..
Botanical name: Melaleuca leucadendron
Also known as: Cajuput