Active ingredient: 1,8-Cineole: 59.4%
Botanical Name: Melaleuca cajeputi
Plant Part: Leaves and Twigs
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Description: Cajeput is a small tree with a tolerably erect but crooked trunk; a soft, thick, spongy, whitish, ash-coloured bark; and scattered branches, with the slender twigs often drooping as completely as in the weeping willow (Salix Babylonica). The leaves are alternate, most frequently vertical, short-stalked, narrow- lanceolate, while young, sericeous, sometimes slightly falcate, from 3 to 5 inches long, and from 1/2 to 3/4 of an inch broad; and very aromatic when bruised.
Colour: Colorless to pale yellow clear liquid.
Aromatic Scent: Cajeput Essential Oil has a fresh, camphorous aroma with a slight fruity note. The odor of the oil has been stated to resemble the combined fragrance of camphor, rosemary, and cardamom.
Strength of Aroma: Medium
Blends well with: Cedar-wood, Clove Bud, Labdanum, Origanum, Rosemary and Thyme.
Uses: The chemical constituents of essential oils such as Cajeput Oil have antiseptic and anti-microbial properties, which make it used chiefly as a local application for skin ailments. Other properties include analgesic, anti-neuralgic, antispasmodic, and insecticidal assets.