Botanical Name: Melaleuca cajuputi
Part of Plant: Leaf
Cultivation: Ecologically ethical
Size: 1/3 oz. (10 ml)
Extraction Method: Steam distillation
Precautions: Non-toxic, non-sensitizing, but may irritate the skin in high concentration.
For more information, see Cajeput oil profile.
Cathy’s Comments: Cajeput is another species of the Genus Melaleuca, and it shares properties with tea tree (its relative) and eucalyptus, both in chemistry and aroma. So it is a stimulating, refreshing scent that opens up the sinuses (but only for adults; it can be too intense for children). Also good in dilution for achy sore muscles, and used in tiny amounts neat on the skin for insect bites.