Cape May essential oil - Coleonema album - South Africa
The Cape May plant, also known as the Wild Buchu or Confetti Bush, grows in the mountains on the southern coastal region of South Africa.
Cape May essential oil is extracted through the steam distillation of the plant’s leaves and stems.
Traditionally, Cape May essential oil has been used to relieve the aches and pains, such as body pain and sore throats associated with colds and flu.
Cape May oil is diuretic, meaning it increases urination. In so doing it expels harmful toxins, such as excess salts and uric acids from the body.
It is antiseptic and protects the body from harmful infections, both internal and external.
Cape May essential is also an excellent insect repellent, keeping away insects like mosquitoes that carry harmful diseases, such as malaria.
Some of the emotional and psychological benefits of this essential oil include that it relieves anxiety, anger and nervous tension while clearing the mind of negative thoughts.
Cape May oil has a pleasant, sweet smell and can be used as a room and body deodorant.