PURE CEDARWOOD ESSENTIAL OIL
Virginia cedarwood is actually a type of juniper, not a member of the cedar (Cedrus) genus. It is the primary source of most “cedar oil” on the market and most wooden pencils. The familiar, fragrant, red-streaked wood and its oil have been used for thousands of years as an effective insect and vermin repellent.
Native Americans valued the leaves, twigs, bark, and berries for medicine, using a decoction or strong tea, both orally and topically, to treat a variety of ailments, including rheumatism, arthritis, skin rashes, delayed menstruation, venereal warts, gonorrhea, and kidney, urinary, and respiratory infections. The branches were often burned to fumigate and purify the air to ward off infectious disease.
Cedarwood essential oil tones and tightens tissue, gently improving sluggish blood and lymphatic flow, so I like to use it in massage oil formulations (often mixed with cypress and grapefruit essential oils) for those with a weak venous system (exhibiting varicose and spider veins) and edema. It’s also suggested to combat cellulite. For reviving tired, achy legs and relieving the pain of rheumatism — especially when combined with Scotch pine essential oil – it can’t be beat!
Cedarwood oil has a wonderfully beneficial effect on the respiratory tract, especially with conditions exhibiting excess mucus, making it quite effective during bouts of bronchitis, colds, flu, phlegm-filled coughs, and other congestive respiratory conditions. The essential oil’s astringent, antifungal, and cleansing properties also greatly benefit conditions of oily skin and hair, cystic acne, seborrhea, dandruff, athlete’s foot, and hemorrhoids.
Botanical Name: Juniperus ashei / mexicana
Its constituent, cedrol, may cause the oil to crystallize. The melting point of cedrol is 86º Celsius, so by gently heating crystalized oil, the cedrol liquefies and its solubility is improved for a period of time. It may re-crystallize again in cooler temperatures.
Plant Part: Wood
Processing Method: Steam Distilled
Description / Color / Consistency: A thin colorless to pale yellow liquid.
Aromatic Summary / Note / Strength of Aroma: A middle note of strong aroma, this oil has a sweet, balsamic wood scent that is similar to Virginian Cedarwood, but softer.
Blends With: Rosewood, Bergamot, Cypress, Cassia, Jasmine, Juniper Berry, Neroli, Frankincense, Vetiver, Rosemary and Ylang-Ylang.
Product Abstract: The Texan Cedarwood is a small alpine evergreen that grows up to 7 m high. It has stiff green needles and an irregular shaped trunk. While the tree is native to southwestern USA, Mexico and Central America, the main essential oil production is in Texas. In New Mexico, the native peoples used Cedarwood Oil.
Cautions: Dilute before use; for external use only. May cause skin irritation in some individuals; a skin test is recommended prior to use. Contact with eyes should be avoided.
SIZE: 15 ml.
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