Name: Cajeput/Cajuput, Melaleuca leucadendron
Manufacturer: Holisticshop.co.uk - Professional quality oils
Size: 10 ml
Concentration: 100% concentrated and pure
The intense, penetrating effects combined with a distinctive poignant scent culminates in this uniquely powerful oil.
About Cajeput Essential Oil: Stimulating and refreshing, clearing and balancing for the mind, with a myriad of physical and emotional healing properties and additional uses, Cajeput is an essential addition to any holistic medicine cabinet.
Description of Aroma: Penetrating, sweetly spicy yet pungent and herbaceous. Also described as a camphorous aroma with a fruity note. it does smell slightly medicinal, reminiscent of eucalyptus to which it is related.
Ruling Planet: None
Properties Beneficial To The Mind, Emotions And Spirit: This stimulating, refreshing oil can help clear your thoughts, remove drowsiness and irritability, improve concentration and help put your mind and body back into balance.
Of Interest: The tree grows in tropical zones of every continent. In Malay, 'Caju-pute' means white tree, and cajeput oil is often called white tea tree, or the American cousin of tea tree. In Malaya, China and India - where it was called Kayaputi - it has long been revered for its medicinal properties and used as a household medication, an ingredient for cooking, in perfumes and cosmetics and even a treatment against cholera. Cajeput oil is the main ingredient in Olbas oil, a commercial inhalant/decongestant.
Properties Beneficial To The Physical Body: Considered an excellent antiseptic, useful for urinary and respiratory disorders, and with its antifungal properties it is especially useful for skin diseases. It has a cooling influence, and promotes sweating to release toxins. Its marvelous pain-reliving properties provide relief for numerous muscle and joint problems. It is also very soothing for the intestinal tract, and is said to benefit pulmonary disease. Interestingly it is believed to imitate the hormone estrogen, and may ease menstrual and menopause related conditions.
Cajeput Oil Blending Suggestions: Anjelica, bergamot, birch, cardamom, clove, eucalyptus, geranium, immortelle, juniper, lavender, myrtle, niaouli, nutmeg, rose, rosewood and thyme all blend beautifully with Cajeput.
Alternative Suggestions For Use: Cajeput is renowned as an antidote for head lice and insect bites, (it's the best immediate first aid for ant bites) and if pets are rubbed with this oil, fleas make a rapid exit. Use in a room spray to ward off insects and bed bugs.
Essential Safety Precautions: May cause irritation to sensitive skin and mucus membranes, so use sparingly, even when diluted. For specific use on a sensitive skin, an ideal oil to blend with cajeput is niaouli, or any oil possessing similar properties. It is not advisable to use it as an inhalant just before bed unless mixed with a sedative oil to counteract its stimulating effects. Always cover the eyes when inhaling.
Do not use essential oils undiluted or take internally without the guidance of a qualified practitioner. The information contained here is for general interest and is not intended to replace medical diagnosis or treatment.
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We take great pride in the quality of our essential oil range.
Originally the Holisticshop range of essential oils went under the name of Windflowers. This company was founded by a qualified aromatherapist, selling high quality oils to shops and aromatherapists throughout UK and the world. In 2003 the opportunity came up for Holisticshop to buy Windflowers, which we did. This acquisition has meant that since this time Holisticshop customers have been able to buy high quality oils at the price professional aromatherapists would expect to pay.
Lower quality oils are available on the market but we continue to pick the best quality source for every oil. For example our lavender oil is "High Alpine" lavender from Mount Ventoux in the Pyrennes and the ylang ylang is the "complete" oil, not the ylang ylang II or III which come from a different stage in the distillation process. In the current climate essential oil prices on the open market have risen quite dramatically and some sellers are cutting quality. We have maintained quality, bought well and kept as competitive as always.
We do not buy anonymous drums of essential oils on the open market and we do not redistill lower quality oils to remake a “scientifically” higher grade oil that does not smell great (this happens sometimes with ylang ylang). We know the country and the growers of all our oils. Please be assured by the care we take with making sure our oils are great quality. You will smell the difference.
* They are non-adulterated and are as produced at the still
* We specify the country of origin for each oil
* Each oil has been independently tested by French chemist
* Our essential oils are not blended unless we say specifically say so
* No middlemen - straight from soil to bottle
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