Profile, Benefits and Uses
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!
This recipe uses essential oils, which are highly effective. But, I would recommend using this recipe on
clothing or gear instead of directly on the skin.
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 1/2 tsp vegetable glycerin if using
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.