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.
A member of the Ginger family, Cardamom oil has a very long history of use in food, medicine and perfumery. Surprisingly, it is known as an aphrodisiac, and is used extensively in tea, coffee and spice mixtures as well as in cosmetics and perfumery to add a warm, fresh, and stimulating quality. According to Ayurveda, Cardamom “kindles the fires of digestion, stimulates the activity of the heart, and refreshes the mind.” Aromatherapeutically, Cardamom oil has a lively array of oxides and ester molecules that have an affinity for the respiratory and digestive systems.
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.