Cajeput (Melaleuca cajuputi)


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Melaleuca cajuputi, commonly known as cajuput or white samet is a plant in the myrtle family, Myrtaceae and is widespread in Australia, Southeast Asia, New Guinea and the Torres Strait islands. It is a medium to tall tree with papery bark, silvery new growth and white or greenish flower spikes.

Steam distilled fresh leaves, and twigs. Cajeput has traditionally been used for its antiseptic, carminative and local analgesic properties.

Fresh, uplifting and highly fragrant oil, most useful in fighting colds coughs and flu (think chest rub or steam inhalation), and also useful in oily skin applications.

Patch test before applying direct to the skin ( it can irritate some skins). ( if applying to the chest – see note above – please ensure it is diluted)

Blends Well With

Cinnamon Bark (Cinnamomum verum)
Cypress (Cupressus sempervirens)
Frankincense (Boswellia serrata)
Jasmine Absolute (Jasminium sambac)
Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)
Lemon (Citrus limon)
Lime (Citrus aurantifolia)
Oakmoss Absolute (Evernia prunastri)
Rose Damask Absolute (Rosa x damascena)

Aromatic Families



Subtle, herbaceous/green, warm, waxy scent.

Aromatic Note



Not Known.

Additional information

Bottle Size

5mL, 10mL, 50mL, 100mL

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