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Botanical name: Melaleuca cajeputi
Plant part: leaves & twigs
Extraction method: steam distillation
Description: Cajeput, related to both the Australian and NZ teatree, is a small tree with a crooked trunk; a soft, thick, spongy, whitish, ash-colored bark; and scattered branches, with the slender twigs often drooping as completely as in the weeping willow. The leaves are very aromatic when bruised.
Colour: pale yellow
Common uses: Cajeput essential oil is known for producing a sensation of warmth and quickening of the pulse and is used in muscular aches and pains. It is mildly antimicrobial, antiseptic, insecticide, tonic.
Blends well with: cedarwood, clove bud, origanum, rosemary, thyme, geranium, lavandin, lavender, marjoram, oakmoss, pine, spice oils, and especially clove and nutmeg.
Aromatic scent: The essential oil of cajeput has a fresh, camphorous aroma with a slight fruity note. The odor of the oil resembles the combined fragrance of camphor, rosemary, and cardamom.
History: It is also known as white teatree, broad-leaved teatree, paper-barked teatree, swamp teatree, and white-wood. The essential oil has been part of traditional medicine since ancient times.
Cautions: Not to be used when pregnant.
Safety data: Avoid during pregnancy; skin irritant (dilute before using externally); may trigger epileptic seizures in susceptible individuals.
Important note: The information provided is for educational purposes only.
It is not considered complete and is not guaranteed to be accurate.
General safety information: Do not take any oils internally.
Do not apply undiluted essential oils, absolutes, CO2s or other concentrated essences onto the skin.
If you are pregnant, epileptic, have liver damage, have cancer, or have any other medical problem, use oils only under the proper guidance of a qualified aromatherapy practitioner.
Use extreme caution when using oils with children and give children only the gentlest oils at extremely low doses.
It is safest to consult a qualified aromatherapy practitioner before using oils with children.
A skin patch test should be conducted prior to using an oil that you've never used before.
Everyday, super simple uses for essential oils
Essential oils are used to fragrance soap (2%-3%), balms (0.5%), skin creams and butters (0.5%).