QUICK ESSENTIAL OIL REFERENCE GUIDE: Cajeput

Have you ever wondered what essential oils you should have on hand for yourself and your family?

I will be posting a quick reference guide to each essential oil to help you choose your personal apothecary.

We’re going to be going over what each oil is good for, how to use it, what it goes with to create a blend, and what to watch out for if you’re pregnant, planning to spend some time in the sun, or dealing with a particular ailment or medical condition.

As I sharing these with you we will be looking at pure, single essential oils, not at the many blended products that are available from just about any essential oil provider. Before you choose any of these blends many of with are touted by glowing testimonials on the distributors websites, or by sales representatives with long-winded spiels. Be sure that you know exactly which oils are in them.

Blends are meant as conveniences to help speed relief to you for an ailment, but they often contain oils you do not require for that purpose. Just as you would not mix up a handful of pills and swallow them without knowing what you were taking, be cautious in using blends that contain ingredients you do not require.

And as with all essential oils, check with your doctor before using any product to be sure it will not react with medications you already take. 

Be an informed consumer and take the safest path to overall wellness.

 

Ok, now that we got all that out of the way today we are going to be talking about…

 

CAJEPUT

Also known as cajuput, kayaputi, white wood, weeping tea tree, and weeping paperback, cajeput has a sweet scent and is considered an effective repellent of lice and fleas. The tree grows on the Malayan coastal plains, and the oil is produced through steam distillation of the tree’s leaves and twigs.

 

WHAT IS IT USED FOR

  • Acne
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Bronchitis
  • Colds
  • Colic
  • Digestive issues
  • Fever
  • Infections
  • Laryngitis
  • Muscle pain
  • Psoriasis
  • Sinusitis
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Vomiting

 

HOW IT’S USED

  1. In a massage oil blend
  2. In a vaporizer or diffuser
  3. In a bath
  4. In a cream blend

COMPLEMENTARY OILS

  • Angelica
  • Bergamot
  • Clove
  • Geranium
  • Lavender
  • Thyme

 

WHAT TO WATCH OUT FOR

In high concentrations, cajeput oil may irritate the skin. It can also irritate mucous membranes.

AVOID CONTRACT WITH MUCOUS MEMBRANES

MAY CAUSE SKIN IRRITATION

 

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Photo by nir_design from Pixabay username nir_design

Book: An Introductory Guide Essential Oils and Aromatherapy by Sonoma Press

ISBN #9780989558693

Information pulled January 21, 2019

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