A relative of the celebrated tea tree, cajeput is native to parts of Australia and Southeast Asia and has white paper-like bark. While its trunk is its most notable feature, cajeput primarily conveys its beneficial properties through its leaves, which are the source of its oil. The clean, subtly fruity fragrance of cajeput is frequently compared to tea tree and eucalyptus, another botanical cousin.
Plant Part Used
Leaves and buds
Medium. Warm, penetrating and camphor-like.
Revitalizing, inspiring and soothing.
Blends Well With
Cedarwood, Cypress, Eucalyptus, Lemon, Lime, Rosemary, Sandalwood, Tea Tree
History of Cajeput
A member of the Myrtaceae family, which also includes tea tree and eucalyptus, cajeput shares some of those plants' desirable attributes, but it has a unique scent all its own, blending a clear, medicinal quality with warm and fruity notes. Given this intriguingly fragrant mix, it's no surprise that cajeput works wonderfully as a gentle stimulant to reenergize the weariest of souls.
Using Cajeput Oil
All essential oil blends are for aromatherapy use only and are not for ingesting!
In & Out
Add this blend to hot water and breathe in the soothing vapors.
4 drops Cajeput Oil
4 drops Eucalyptus Oil
2 drops Lemon Oil
2 drops Tea Tree Oil
Clear out the cobwebs and regain your mental edge with this mind-sharpening blend!
4 drops Cajeput Oil
2 drops Rosemary Oil
2 drops Lemongrass Oil
2 drops Cedarwood Oil
Bath & Shower
Add 5-10 drops to hot bath water, or sprinkle into shower steam before getting in for an at-home spa experience.
8-10 drops of essential oil per 1 ounce of carrier oil. Apply a small amount directly to areas of concern, such as muscles, skin, or joints. Work the oil gently into the skin until it is fully absorbed.
Inhale the aromatic vapors directly from the bottle, or place a few drops in a burner or diffuser to fill a room with its scent.
This oil can be used in your homemade DIY projects, such as in candles, soaps and other body care products!