Melaleuca cajuputi Roxb
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Cajeput Essential oil Vietnam

Melaleuca cajuputi Roxb
Botanical family : Myrtaceae
Method of culture : Wildcrafted controlled
Part harvested : Leafy branches
Harvest period :
J
F
M
A
M
J
J
A
S
O
N
D

CAS TSCA : 8008-98-8
INCI : melaleuca leucadendron cajaputi oil


Herbaceous

Herbaceous
Cineolic

The plant in depth

Cajeput is an aromatic tree of the genus Melaleuca, along with the tea tree and niaouli. Its common name comes from its Indonesian name kayu putih meaning “white wood.” This native appellation refers to the whiteness of the tree’s leathery bark, which peels off in large slabs. The dense foliage is the source of the essential oil with therapeutic properties well-known to aromatherapists. The leafy branches are machete-cut during the dry season from November to March and distilled fresh. Harvesting can be done throughout the year, but this period ensures the best essential-oil yields. Cajeput has a fragrance that is herbaceous and cineolic, with fresh, aromatic facets.

Cajeput is originally from the Indonesia archipelago of the Maluku Islands. Essential-oil production is thought to have begun on the islands in the 18th century. It grows in the wild in Thailand, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Vietnam, Indonesia, and Australia. The medicinal properties of the tree’s leaves have long been known to Australian aborigines, who used them to make dressings and inhalations. Cajeput was one of the first products to be imported from Southeast Asia to Europe by the Dutch in the 18th century.

Your technical documents

Data sheet Security sheet Kosher
GHS CLP GHS CLP K

Specifications

Method for obtaining Steam distillation
Appearance Colourless to pale yellow liquid
Constituents Cineole 1,8 (55-70%), alpha-terpineol, Limonene, linalol


Advised uses : Aromatherapy, Perfumery, Cosmetic, Alimentary


Range

Cosmetic range