Tea and Silk are not the only things that The Eastern Side of the world has given us. In fact, we are given many helpful things from which we continue to benefit till this day. So, today on OiB we will enlighten you about the Cajeput Essential Oil is one of Asian blessing. Belonging to the myrtle family of plants. This oil is grown on melaluca tress which is native to South Easter countries like Malaysia, Indonesia, Java, Vietnam, Philippines and Australia. However, today this oil mostly comes from Australia where it is extracted from leaves and twigs via steam distillation. The melaluca tree is pretty tall and go on to stand a staggering 98 feet tall.
Traditionally the Easter people used this oil to treat a variety of common problems such as cough, cold, flu, rheumatism and a variety of skin diseases. Natives mostly used to treat severe problems like bronchitis, cystitis or simple get rid of roundworms. What are the benefits we can enjoy from Cajeput Oil in today’s era: In today’s Dane age, cajeput is known to have anti-inflammatory, analgesic, antiparasatic properties. It is commonly used to treat a variety of infections like throat infection, sinus infections and lung infection. Additionally, it is also used to treat cough and problems with intestine.
Cajeput is a very good DIY essential oil because of the ease in which it is ready to use. Mostly, cajeput should be used internally after you’ve have diluted it with vegetable oil in a 50/50 ratio. It is also found to mix well with other essentials like wintergreen, juniper and peppermint.
You cannot use Cajeput Essential Oil in culinary applications, but it does have many medical uses. It is ideal in killing and driving away many insects like ants, and mosquitoes. It helps in stimulating the organs, and in creating a warming effect, promoting circulation, and activating secretions. Being a
stimulant, it also stimulates the Eccrine glands, promoting perspiration and thus acting as a Sudorific. You can now make Bug Spray at home!
Homemade Bug Spray Ingredients
Essential oils: choose from Citronella, Clove, Lemongrass, Rosemary, Tea Tree, Cajeput, Eucalyptus, Cedar, Catnip, Lavender, Mint.
Natural Witch Hazel,
Distilled or boiled Water,
Vegetable glycerin (optional)
Fill spray bottle (I used 8 ounce) 1/2 full with distilled or boiled water. Add witch hazel to fill almost to the top.
Add 30-50 drops of essential oils to desired scent. The more oils you use, the stronger the spray will be. My personal favorite mix is: Rosemary, Clove, Cajeput, Lavender, Cinnamon and Eucalyptus. It works great and smells good too!
Even though Cajeput is very beneficial for you but it is important to take precautionary measures so that you don’t face any problem later. Therefore, it is important that you don’t use Cajeput Oil in high quantity and always use natural, organic oil and stay away from the synthetic and cheap stuff available
in the market.
Aren’t you planning on using this amazing Cajeput Oil? Let me know in the comments below.