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Melaleuca Leucadendron Cajuputi Leaf Oil

Also-called-like-this: Cajeput Essential Oil, Melaleuca Minor
What-it-does: perfuming


The essential oil coming from a tree that belongs to the same family as more skincare-famous Melaleuca Alternifolia, aka Tea Tree. The main component of the Cajeput Oil is 1,8-Cineole (about 65%), that has antiviral, antimicrobial as well as penetration enhancer abilities. 

On the con side, topical use of 1,8-Cineole has local irritant properties and can induce edema so the pros might not worth the cons especially if your skin is sensitive.

Show me some proof

  • Farag, R. S., et al. "Chemical and biological evaluation of the essential oils of different Melaleuca species." Phytotherapy Research 18.1 (2004): 30-35.
  • Santos, F. A., and V. S. N. Rao. "Antiinflammatory and antinociceptive effects of 1, 8-cineole a terpenoid oxide present in many plant essential oils." Phytotherapy research 14.4 (2000): 240-244.

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