Cajeput Oil

How does Cajeput Oil work?

Cajeput oil contains a chemical called cineole. When applied to the skin, cineole can cause surface warmth and irritation, which relieves pain beneath the skin.

Are there safety concerns?

Very small amounts of cajeput oil are LIKELY SAFE when added to food as flavoring, but the safety of taking larger amounts by mouth is unknown.

Cajeput oil is POSSIBLY SAFE for most people when applied in medicinal amounts to unbroken skin, but it can cause allergic reactions.

It is POSSIBLY UNSAFE to inhale cajeput oil. It can cause breathing problems.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There is not enough reliable information about the safety of taking cajeput oil if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

Children: Cajeput oil is LIKELY UNSAFE when inhaled or applied to the faces of children. It can cause serious breathing problems.

Asthma: Inhaling cajeput oil might cause an asthma attack.


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