Cajeput (Melaleuca leucadendron cajaputi) oil is a versatile antiseptic and clearing essential oil that can also be used effectively as an inhalant during the cold season. Cajeput essential oil has a fresh, camphoraceous-medicinal aroma with a fruity body note and is very similar to eucalyptus, but softer with a hint of herb. This oil has the odor of a mixture of turpentine and camphor. It consists mainly of cineol (see terpenes), from which cajuputene, having a hyacinth-like odor, can be obtained by distillation with phosphorus pentoxide.
Our cajeput essential oil originates from Vietnam and is extracted from steam distillation from the fresh leaves of the plant Melaleuca leucadendron. Cajeput essential oil is a member of the Myrtacaea family. It is also known as m. minor, cajeput, white tea tree, white wood, swamp tea tree, punk tree and paperbark tree.
Cajeput essential oil blends well with bergamot, cypress, juniperberry, lemon, pine and rosemary.
Safety: Cajeput essential oil may cause skin irritation in some individuals.