Slightly medicinal smelling, this fruity camphor aroma has hyacinth and herbaceous under tones distinguishing it from camphor oil. Distilled from the white wood of the Melaleuca tree, like many essential oils, Cajeput is an antibacterial, antifungal, antiseptic, astringent, analgesic, expectorant, stimulant, carmiative, diaphoretic, antipyretic, anti-inflammatory, vulnerary and natural bug repellent.
It has great value in skin care and wound cleansing. Stimulates the mind and assists with getting it back into balance, helps clear thoughts. Soothes colic and vomiting. Could help with cystitis. Its antiseptic and expectorant properties make it excellent for respiratory tract infections such as colds, laryngitis, bronchitis and it may be helpful for asthma, as well as for nasal and sinus congestion. Its pain relieving properties make it useful in massage for neuralgia, headaches, gout, muscle stiffness and general aches and pain. It is useful for treating painful periods, delayed menses and spasmodic dysmenorrhoea. Its antiseptic properties make it useful for treating acne and psoriasis. It has been used for genital herpes, hemorrhoids and varicose veins. The oil is also reputed to have insect repellent qualities and is the best essential oil to apply undiluted to fire ant bites, preferably immediately after being bitten.
Melaleuca Cajuputi (Cajeput) Oil