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Melaleuca cajuputi Powell, organically produced, steam-distilled leaves, Australia.


This cousin of Tea Tree has an odor reminiscent of eucalyptus. The oil is steam-distilled from the leaves. As an inhalant, it is stimulating and I find it clears my mind. It’s one of the first oils I reach for at the start of a cold or virus. It also is useful for sore aching muscles, rheumatism, etc. I dilute it down and use as a “chest rub” for bronchial problems. It doesn’t irritate my daughter’s asthma and has an antispasmodic effect that can aid it. It is said to be good for oily skin or acne, but I think it’s a bit strong for skin care. Some authorities say it is an effective insect repellant. It is the BEST immediate first aid for fire ant bites, for those who live where those pests are prevalent.

Pam Bryson wrote:

And on another note.....Never thought I would need cajeput but had some on hand just in case. Stepped in a small hill of fire ants a couple of weeks ago and remembered I had the cajeput. I immediately applied it undiluted to the bites and the stinging ceased immediately. I thank God for the gifts of nature and people like you who educated others on how to use these gifts.

Thanks for the feedback, Pam. I don’t like suggesting that ANY oil be used neat (undiluted) but sometimes you don’t have a choice!

SAFETY: Robert Tisserand advises that Cajeput, like other oils high in 1,8-cineole, can cause breathing problems in young children.

Certificate of Analysis:
Batch No. AU-140798

BLENDS WITH: Bergamot, Birch, Cardamom, Clove Bud, Geranium, Lavender, Myrtle, Nutmeg, Rose, Thyme.

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