Fresh, camphorous, slightly fruity.
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Country of Origin:
MELALEUCA LEUCADENDRON CAJAPUT OIL
1. Pain Relief
One of the greatest applications of cajeput oil is to provide relief from pain.
Add 5 drops of cajeput oil to a base oil like olive oil or castor oil and massage it at the location of pain. It can also alleviate headaches but one should take extreme care to keep it away from the eyes. It has a warming and numbing effect on the area and therefore the sensation of pain is dulled for some time. Since it is anti-inflammatory, regular use of cajeput oil remedy can provide lasting relief from pain.
2. Oily Skin
Cajeput oil is a strong astringent.
Add a few drops in water, or witch hazel and apply it on the face using cotton balls. It takes away excess oil and can be used to take away the excess oily gloss on the face.
Cajeput oil is helpful in sinusitis and general sinus congestion. The best way to use cajeput oil in this condition is to prepare a steam.
When the water is boiling, add about 20 drops of cajeput oil. Inhale the steam from this essential oil. It eliminates sinus congestion and therefore the headache and heaviness associated with it is also alleviated.
4. Muscle Cramps
Get relief from any kind of cramps by using cajeput oil.
This time, cajeput oil is added to a warm water bath. Prepare some bathwater. Add about 1 cup of salt, or epsom salt to it. Then add about 20 drops of cajeput oil and lavender essential oil. Sit in this bath and gently massage the muscles that are sore and painful. It provides great relief with single application.
Cajeput oil goes well with
- tea tree oil
- eucalyptus essential oil
- clove essential oil.
How To Store:
- Store oils out of direct sunlight, preferably in a refrigerator.
- Avoid heat sources.
- Keep the cap tightly closed on the bottle.
- Alternatively, store them in an aromatherapy storage box.
- Cajeput oil is a strong irritant if used in the slightest excess. So, one should always dilute it in a carrier oil if used topically.
- Avoid if pregnant or nursing.
- Do not use on babies.
- Keep out of reach of children.
- Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.