Melaleuca cajuputi / leucadendron
The Cajeput (or Cajuput) oil from the paperbark tree is often called ‘white tree’ oil and is closely related to other members of the melaleuca family including eucalyptus, clove, tea tree and niaouli. It is native to South East Asia and Australia, although the oil is rarely processed in this country.
Aroma: Top Note.
Common Names: Paper Bark tree, white tea tree, white wood, swamp tea tree, Cajeput M. minor, Melaleuca Cajeputi, Cajuput.
Perfume: A medicinal, slightly camphorous scent both herbaceous and penetrating, reminiscent of eucalyptus. There is a faint sweetness born from a mild fruity middle note.
Blends well with: bergamot, clove, geranium, lavender, niaouli, nutmeg, rose and thyme.
Part of plant used: leaves, twigs
Type of extraction: steam distilled
Grown and Processed in: Indonesia
Precautions: Generally non-toxic, however use with caution on sensitive skins and well diluted on the skin. Avoid high dosage. Seek professional advice on use during pregnancy.