Organic Essential Oil
Our Organic Cajeput is an exceptional ’terp’ that gives excellent henna stains reliably and has a mild pleasant scent that is less pungent than tea tree. This is a great base for blending custom essential oil mixes because it blends pleasantly with a variety of scents. To achieve the darkest, most reliable henna stains, use quality essential oils high in mono-terpene alcohols, or ‘terps’. Essential oils are the secret to rich, dark stains even on the hardest to stain parts of the body like backs and bellies.
If you haven't used a premium terp before, you will be amazed at what happens with your henna paste. Henna Caravan uses only the highest quality of pure, 100% natural essential oils. We have chosen our variety of essential oil terps carefully based on their chemical makeup and ability to produce optimal results safely and without irritation. Cajeput is Henna Caravan’s preferred ‘terp’ for henna paste.
NAME: Cajeput, ORGANIC
SPECIES: Melaleuca cajeputi
SAFETY DATA: Non-toxic, non-sensitizing, may irritate skin in high concentrations. As with all essential oils, never use undiluted, in eyes or on mucus membranes.
METHOD: Steam Distilled
AROMA: Shares properties with Tea Tree and Eucalyptus in chemistry and aroma but has a lighter smell that is slightly sweet, mildly fruity and medicinal.
DESCRIPTION: A tall evergreen tree up to 30 meters high, with thick pointed leaves and white flowers. Closely related to other members of the Melaleuca group, notably Eucalyptus, Niaouli and Tea tree.
BLENDS WELL WITH: Clary Sage, Geranium, Lavender, Marjoram, Pine, Rosemary, Ylang Ylang.
CHARACTERISTICS: A pale yellowy-green liquid (the green tinge derives from traces of copper found in the tree), with a penetrating, camphoraceous-medicinal odor. It is also called white tea tree, white wood, swamp tea tree, punk tree, paperbark tree.
For the darkest henna stains, naturally and safely, combine Henna powder, Cajeput Essential Oil, Lemon Juice and Sugar.