cajuput

April 2, 2018
essential oil bug spray

Essential Oil Bug Spray Recipe

There is much research on the insecticidal and repelling activities of many different essential oils.  A variety of plant essential oils have natural repelling properties, offering an alternative to toxic chemical repellents.  Typically, essential oil bug sprays require more frequent application than deet bug sprays. Species and subspecies of bugs […]
April 19, 2018
Absorption Enhancement / Transdermal Delivery

1,8-cineole / Cineole / Eucalyptol / Cajeputol

1,8-cineole, also called eucalyptol, is an oxide found in basil, bay, cajeput, cardamom, eucalyptus, niaouli, rosemary, sage, camphor, laurel, mugwort, and spike lavender.  It smells fresh and minty. Oxides contribute to an oil’s aroma, and have strong therapeutic actions, but can be neurotoxic, liver toxic, and a respiratory irritant in […]
April 24, 2018
diuretic

Pinene / Alpha Pinene / Delta Pinene / Beta Pinene

Pinene is a monoterpene found in balsam fir, cajuput, cumin, cypress, frankincense, juniper, angelica, nutmeg, pine, rosemary, and coriander. If oxidation occurs, pinenes can cause skin irritation.  Oxidation occurs when essential oils are exposed to oxygen due to poor storage and old age. Monoterpenes are odorless, highly volatile, prone to oxidation, […]
April 24, 2018

Terpineol (alpha, beta, or gamma) / Terpinen-4-ol / Terpinolene

Terpineol is an alcohol as in cajeput, eucalyptus, niaouli, tea tree, manuka, pine, petitgrain, marjoram, wild carrot seed, and ravensara. Alcohols are the most therapeutically beneficial type of component in an essential oil, and have a low toxicity for safer use with fragile populations (like the elderly).  Alcohols can be sensitizing when […]
May 4, 2018

Cajeput (Melaleuca leucadendron) Research

Latin Names: Melaleuca leucadendron  var. cajuputi Other Latin Names: Melaleuca cajuputi  Powell, Melaleuca viridiflora, Melaleuca minor Family: Myrtaceae Cajeput is a paperbark tree similar to eucalyptus.  It has shown antimicrobial and insect repelling activity.  It has been used as a folk remedy to help with respiratory complaints. RESEARCH The listings of research […]
July 8, 2019

Cajeput