Cajeput Essential Oils
Derived from the buds, twigs, and leaves of the cajeput tree, through an extraction method known as steam distillation, this essential oil has an aroma that is described as slightly fruity and camphorous, with a thin consistency. It can appear greenish, clear, or yellowish. Cajeput essential oil blends well with thyme, lavender, geranium, eucalyptus, rosemary, clove bud, bergamot, angelica, and more.
Overall Benefits of Cajeput Essential Oils
- Aid in curing microbial infections
- Provide relief from congestion and cold
- Help reduce fever
- Help to relieve eczema
- Relieve neuralgia
- Relieve pain in joints and muscles
- Can provide relief from intestinal worms
- Promote blood circulation and also perspiration (which helps rid the body of toxins)
- Particularly effective when used by pet owners – when their dog is suffering from damaged or painful paws, it helps to soothe and heal
- Have also been used to treat fungal or bacterial infections in fish
Uses for Cajeput Essential Oils
This essential oil, when used as a detoxifier, can help cure acne and pimples. When used as an anti-inflammatory agent, it provides relief for inflammation. Cajeput is an effective stimulant when used as an emmenagogue to assist in clearing obstructed menstruation. It can also relieve cramps thanks to its anti-spasmodic characteristics. This essential oil is a useful addition to aromatherapy, soaps, personal care formulations, and cosmetic applications. It is also useful in allowing for deeper breathing because the vapors from this essential oil open breathing passages and sinuses. It can improve circulation, repel insects, disinfect wounds, and relieve aches and pains.
Because cajeput essential oils can be a strong irritant, users should always dilute this oil with water or with base oil. People who are suffering from psoriasis should not use cajeput essential oils; on the other hand, those suffering from eczema will benefit from using this essential oil.