Cajuput oil is a volatile oil obtained by distillation from the leaves of the myrtaceous trees Melaleuca leucadendra, Melaleuca cajuputi, and probably other Melaleuca species. The trees yielding the oil are found throughout Maritime Southeast Asia and over the hotter parts of the Australian continent. The majority of the oil is produced on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi. The name “cajeput” is derived from its Indonesian name, “kayu putih” or “white wood”.
The oil is prepared from leaves collected on a hot dry day, macerated in water, and distilled after fermenting for a night. This oil is extremely pungent, and has the odor of a mixture of turpentine and camphor.
Cinnamon Leaf Essential Oil is a powerful antiseptic and has been considered useful with infections including coughs, colds, fungal and viral infections. Cinnamon Leaf Essential Oil is excellent in a diffuser, as it can purify the air and rid of any airborne bacteria, while relieving cold and flu symptoms. Cinnamon Leaf Essential Oil may be used in massage, as it may ease muscular aches and pains, while warming the body and having a powerful antispasmodic effect.