Thursday, September 16, 2010

Healing With Cajeput Oil


G'morning...I would like to start off this morn by saying "Thank You" to my followers. You are what gets me out of bed to stagger to the kitchen, feed my animals, clean cat poop, make coffee and get to the computer, all with a smile of gratitude on m'face!! So pat yourself on the back, knee, or elbow...what have ya...'cuz you deserve it!

Okay...today's post is, to me at least, going to be very interesting; I am going to share with you the oil, Cajeput..it has wide range of healing actions which can be used to treat everything from fatigue to ...wait for it....HEAD LICE!! Now if you are a parent I know you have had to deal with this horrible pain in the patootie, and it's very expensive! So read on my lovelies!

~Peace~




Healing With Cajeput Oil
               

Cajeput oil is steam-distilled from the leaves, twigs and bark of a tree native to Australia and Indonesia and related to the Tree Tree and Eucalyptus; the oils properties are also similar. Cajeput is known as "White Tea Tree" due to it's striking white bark.

Cajeput's vapors are decongestant and expectorant, making it a useful antiseptic for respiratory ailments. its refreshing action also clears headaches, fatigue and apathy associated with flu.

Cajeput is an effective treatment for urinary or digestive infections. Blended with Rosemary or Marjoram oil, it makes a warming muscle rub to ease stiffness and rheumatic aches. It is also an effective remedy for head lice or flea infestations.



Active Ingredients Of Cajeput Oil

Cajeput oil is composed of chemical families that all have uplifting and stimulating properties

Oxides~A potent Oxide in Cajeput is present in concentrations of 15 to 65 percent. Also found in Eucalyptus and Rosemary, it is expectorant and decongestant.

Monoterpenes~Making up about a quarter of Cajeput oil, the main compound is Pinene. This contributes to the oil's antiseptic and uplifting properties.

Alcohols~The alcohols Terpeneol, Eucalyptol and Nerolidol are present in Cajeput oil. These are warming , stimulate the immune system and are generally good tonics and balancers.



Uses of Cajeput Oil


                            Remove Unwanted Guests

Tackle infestations of parasites without being forced to resort to harmful and poisonous synthetic pesticides..

Fleas(Pet)~To ensure your cat or dog remains free from fleas, add 1-2 drops of Cajeput oil to your pet's brush and use weekly to brush their fur.


Fleas(Home)~Wash down woodwork and floors with:

  • 5 drops Cajeput

  • 6 drops Lemongrass

  • 1 qt warm water
You can also add the same amount as above of these oils to a cotton ball in your vacuum to zap fleas and eggs around the home.


Head Lice~At the first sign of head lice, wash and condition hair, then work a fine metal comb through the wet hair. Rinse hair in:

  • 2 drops Cajeput

  • 5 drops Tea Tree

  • 4 drops Lemon

  • 1 qt Water




Muscle Rub


Pre-Sport Rub~

  • 4 drops Cajeput

  • 3 drops Black Pepper oil

  • 3 drops Lemongrass

  • 2 tbsp Grapeseed

For Rheumatism~Apply a hot compress containing:

  • 2 drops Cajeput

  • 3 drops Ginger

  • 4 drops Black Pepper

Aches and Pains~Relax in a bath containing:

  • 2 drops Cajeput

  • 3 drops Marjoram

  • 5 drops Lavender
These oils will work together to warm and relax the muscles


First Aid Treatment For Sprains~Apply a cold compress over the sprained joint containing:

  • 3 drops Cajeput

  • 2 drops Basil

  • 5 drops Benzoin

To Clear Infections


Cajeput can help you fight colds, flu and throat or chest infections



Congested Sinuses~Apply a rub at night containing:

  • 4 drops Pine

  • 3 drops Cajeput

  • 3 drops Eucalyptus

  • 2 tbsp Sweet Almond


For Fever and Chills~Cajeput will promote sweating and both oils have antiviral properties. Add the following to your bath:

  • 2 drops Cajeput

  • 3 drops Tea Tree


To Ease Laryngitis~Massage the neck, shoulders, chest and back using a blend of:

  • 3 drops Cajeput

  • 2 drops Pine

  • 4 drops Cedarwood

  • 2 tbsp Sweet Almond


Well I think that following today's info will save a lot of time, expense and unnecessary chemical usage on our children and pets. Tomorrow we will be discussing "Healing With Chamomile Oil"

See Ya Then!




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