Cedarwood (Texas)

Botanical Name: Juniperus ashei / mexicana

Main Constituents:

Cedrol: 26%
Thujopsenene: 34%

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

Origin: USA

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, Neroli, Labdanum, Frankincense, Clary Sage, Vetiver, Rosemary, 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. It is useful in cleansing and balancing oily skin, and may help alleviate symptoms associated with conditions such as eczema, dermatitis, and dandruff. Also repels bugs.

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.For educational purposes only. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.

IMPORTANT: All of our essential oils are for external use only. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease, and it should not be used by anyone who is pregnant or under the care of a medical practitioner.