Cajeput Oil Melaleuca cajuputi Harvest: All Year
Demand, especially in the local markets, is unusually high for cajeput. Production is stable and prices are improving at a healthy rate. The reason behind this seems to be the limited supplies of eucalyptus oil. Cajeput typically consists of 45 to 60% of 1.8 cineol/eucalyptol. This is the main component being sought after in cajeput. A similar effect can be seen in the sudden rise of demand for sweet basil leaf oil, bay leaf oil, tea tree oil, etc.