Cajeput: A Less Known Ingredient for Youthful Skin

March 02, 2020 3 min read

Cajeput: A Less Known Ingredient for Youthful Skin

Essential oils have been a key component in a lot of health, beauty, and wellness fields. While there are many common go-to’s, we enjoy incorporating the unique and less commonly known essential oils into our products as well. Cajeput essential oil is one of the less commonly discussed essential oils, however, it should not be overlooked because it is packed full of powerful ingredients with many benefits. This oil is also very multifaceted and can be used in many different ways. From aromatherapy to medical, cajeput essential oil is able to do it all. 

What is Cajeput Oil? 

Cajeput oil is extracted from the leaves of the Cajeput tree, scientifically referred to as the Melaeuca Cajuputi. The tree can be found in Australia, New Guinea, and Southeast Asia. Cajeput oil is the cousin of tea tree oil, they share similar properties, however, cajeput oil has an even more pleasant scent. 

It is highly encouraged to keep this oil around during the cold and flu season because it is an antiseptic that works hard to combat and prevent infection. When diluted and mixed with other ingredients, cajeput oil is great for the skin!

Fights Bacteria, Viruses, and Fungi

Skin

The skin is the largest organ of the body. It is important to protect the skin from the many infections that the skin is easily exposed to on a daily basis. Cajeput essential oil has antimicrobial properties and is an active agent that fights against and prevents infections, bacteria, and viruses while regenerating damaged skin. If you suffer from acne, cajeput is great because it eliminates any bacteria, which results in a lower likelihood that you will get clogged pores and acne breakouts.

Medicinal 

Cajeput oil is great to have on hand during cold and flu season because the oil helps ward off the virus. Cajeput is also very helpful to reduce congestion of the respiratory organs (nose, lungs, etc.).  You can reap the benefits if applied topically, but also if it is added into an oil diffuser.

Hair

Dandruff is very common amongst all hair types. It is often triggered by the fungus malassezia furfur. Cajeput oil fights off fungi, and therefore is a great way to treat your flaky dandruff problem. 

Reduces Inflammation 

Skin

Cajeput can also reduce the inflammation of the skin caused by inflammatory conditions, such as eczema or psoriasis. Cajeput can help reduce swelling, pain, and redness of the skin.

Medicinal 

Cajeput has the ability to reduce inflammation as well as ease pain. For that reason, cajeput is often used to alleviate painful symptoms of arthritis, muscle pains, and other body aching conditions by simply massaging the oil onto the affected area. 

Detoxifying 

Cajeput oil is stimulating to the eccrine glands and promotes circulation. This stimulating property creates perspiration. Perspiration helps the body rid itself of toxins. This process is beneficial to the body both internally and externally.

Tones the Skin 

Cajeput is a natural antiseptic and as a result, cajeput oil is smoothing and brightening to the skin. It can help reduce the appearance of acne, scarring, and wrinkles; keeping the skin firm and youthful.

Cajeput Essential Oil is multifaceted must-have! At The Yellow Bird, we understand its benefits and have included this powerful ingredient into many of our products.

Shop Our Skincare Products with Cajeput 

Nicole P
Nicole P



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