Cedarwood Essential Oil

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Cedarwood essential oil is distilled from the fragrant heartwood, leaves and stems of red cedar, a North American species of juniper also known as savin, eastern red cedar and red juniper. While the wood of the tree is used in furniture making, the essential oil lends a woody, balsamic scent to aromatherapy and personal care products.

Bulk Cedarwood Essential Oil ~ Monterey Bay Herb Co

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information at a glance

originunited states
extraction methodsteam distillation
edibleNot recommended for internal use.
safetyMay be used topically in small amounts without dilution, but do a patch test first to check for sensitivity. Do not use during pregnancy or while nursing. May be used on pets if diluted.
fragrance note classification base

buying & keeping

general guidelines and tips

storage tipsKeep in a cool, dark location.
appearance & aromaClear oil with a woody, earthy aroma.


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aromatherapyUse in a diffuser or inhale from a tissue or cotton ball. The aroma is reputed to promote relaxation and mental clarity and counter fatigue and chronic stress.
cosmetics / personal careAdd a few drops to your favorite cream or lotion for an earthy scent.
massage / bath / spaUse in massage oils and in homemade soaps.
perfumeryBlend with various top and middle note essential oils to create custom perfumes.
craftsUse as a fixative in potpourri.
industrialCedarwood oil is used in the fragrance and cosmetic industries.
householdUse as a natural insecticide around the house.

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aromatic profile & blending companions

cedarwood bark
essential oil

Woody and balsamic. Blends well with benzoin, cinnamon, cypress, frankincense, juniper, jasmine, lemon, lime, lavender, rosemary and sandalwood.

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what else you should know

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essential oil

The wood of the cedar tree has held a significant place in the ceremonial practices of various cultures dating back thousands of years. The Egyptians, for example, included cedar in their embalming formulas. Native Americans carried a piece of the wood to enhance their connection to the spirit world.

Cedarwood essential oil is one of the few essential oils that can be used "neat" (undiluted) on the skin in small amounts. It is also popular in aromatherapy applications, and is used in perfumery and soapmaking. The mild sedative qualities of the oil is owing to the presence of a high concentration of sesquiterpenes, such as cedrene.

For more information on how to use essential oils please read our article: Aromatherapy Basics for Using Pure Essential Oils

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This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

please be advised: 
Before making any changes to your diet you should always consult with your doctor,
especially if you are pregnant, nursing or have existing conditions.