Cajuput (Melaleuca cajeputi) is rarely used in Natural Skin Care Products, however it is widely used in Massage Therapy and Hydro-therapy.

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Essential Oil of Cajuput

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Cajuput oil is widely used as a folk medicine in Southeast Asia. This oil is extracted from the leaves of the Melaleuca cajuputi (paperbark) tree by steam distillation.

Essential Oil of Cajuput


Flower(Melaleuca cajeputi or Melaleuca leucadendron var cejeputi   - Green Tree; Green Tea Tree; Cajeput)

Common Names

Cajuput, Cajaput, Cajeput, Cajepute, Cajuputier, Kajeputbaum, Kayu putih, Melaleuca, Swamp Teatree, Green tree, Green Tea Tree, Cajuput Tree, Fine leaf melaleuca, Punk tree, Swamp tea tree, white tea tree, White wood...

A member of the Myrtaceae Family, Cajuput is a distant relative of the Eucalypts and occurs in tropical regions such as Indonesia and Northern Australia. The essential oil is extracted by steam distillation of the leaves and twigs to produce a yellowish-green oil with a penetrating sweet and herbaceous aroma.

Uses in Natural Skin Care Products:

Although Cajuput oil has anti-inflammatory and antispetic properties it is rarely used in skin care preparations.

Traditional Medicinal Uses:

Main Active Compounds:

  • cineole,
  • caryophyllene,
  • limonene, and
  • linalool

Therapeutic applications:

  • analgesic,
  • anesthetic,
  • anti- inflammatory,
  • stimulant,
  • carminative, and
  • antibacterial

It stimulates blood circulation near the point of application, and it has been used to ease the discomfort of bruises, sprains, and pulled muscles. It is a traditional remedy for rheumatism, and its warming and pain relieving properties make it ideal for use in nerve, muscle and joint pain. It has also been employed as an antibacterial against infections of the lungs, throat and sinuses.

In Massage and Bath Oil Blends it is used to relieve rheumatic and arthritic pain and to bring warmth to cold areas of the body and can be found in the Wildcrafted Winter Hydro Oil Blend.

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