Native to Australia, this evergreen tree produces spikey leaves with ‘bottle-brush’ white, red, or green flowers.  It’s bark is spongy and easily flakes.  The essential oil is extracted via steam distillation from fresh leaves and twigs, and has a mild, fruity-sweet camphoraceous menthol metallic scent, with greeny-woody dry out notes.  Cajeput belongs to the same botanical family as Tea Tree, and shares many attributes, especially qualities such as anti-microbial, ability to ease arthritic pain, and alleviate respiratory tract infections, bronchitis, colds and ‘flu. Added to vegetable oil, or non-perfumed lotion, cream or ointment, Cajeput improves acne, soothes chapped and dry skin, and psoriasis.  Cajeput also aids concentration and clarity of thought, aids in finding new pathways and managing change, and so much more.

You will find deeper detail about this essential oil in my books, Essential Oils for Mindfulness and Meditation, and Essential Oils for the Whole Body