Cedarwood (Texas) Essential Oil

Distillation Method:
Steam
Country of Origin:
United States
Plant Part:
Heartwood
Latin Name:
Juniperus mexicana
Cultivation:
Wild Grown

About the Oil: Texas Cedarwood is not a ""true"" cedarwood, in the sense that it is from trees of the Juniper family and has a different chemistry than Himalayan or Atlantic Cedarwood. However, it does have similar therapeutic properties and has that wonderful aroma of a cedar chest.

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30mL
$26.06
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10mL
$16.96
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60mL
$40.23
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120mL
$76.98
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Sample
$2.00
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Drops per ml

Blending Tips

44

Chemical Families

Sesquiterpene
N/A
Sesquiterpenol
N/A

Primary Constituents

thujopsene
N/A
alpha cedrol
N/A
cedr-8-ene
N/A
beta cedrene
N/A
acoradiene
N/A
Description

ABOUT THE PLANT

Juniperus mexicana is a small, alpine evergreen tree which grows up to 23ft high with stiff green nedles and an irregular, crooked or twisted trunk and branches.

ABOUT THE OIL

Cedarwood is one of the most popular essential oils in aromatherapy, loved for it's deep, rich and tenaceous woody, balsamic aroma. Interestingly, Texan cedarwood is actually from trees of the same family as Juniper, yet they has a distinct Cedar aroma. The oil is a deep reddish orange in color, with a rich and full-bodied aroma. Although very similar, Virginian Cedarwood is a little higher-noted than the Texas, which is very rich and full.

OF INTEREST

In New Mexico the Native Americans use cedarwood oil for skin rashes.

Suggested Use

NERVOUS SYSTEM

  • promotes sleep
  • calms the NERVOUS SYSTEM
  • relieves stress

RESPIRATORY SYSTEM

  • reduces the production of mucous
  • quells coughs
  • neutralizes microbes
  • aids in the expulsion of mucous
  • stimulates the bronchi

URINARY SYSTEM

  • neutralizes microbes
  • firms and contracts exposed tissue
  • prevents moisture loss
  • tones and restores venous circulation
  • promotes the healing of tissues
  • promotes urination
  • helps maintain kidney action

SKIN CARE

  • neutralizes microbes
  • firms and contracts exposed tissue
  • prevents moisture loss
  • tones and restores venous circulation
  • promotes the healing of tissues
  • reduces sebum production
  • repels insects
  • clears blemishes

HAIR CARE

  • reduces sebum production
  • helps with dandruff
  • cleanses

ENERGETICS

  • fortifying
  • strengthening
  • powerful Qi tonic
  • helps with lethargy, nervous debility, poor concentration
Application

INHALATION

  • direct inhalation, diffuser, oil vaporiser
  • Use in diffuser to with other wood or needle oils to create a warm, positive atmosphere, act as an insect repellant or decongest chest and lungs.

TOPICAL

  • massage, compress, bath, sitz bath, douche, SKIN CARE
  • Apply diluted in a carrier oil topically to: balance oily skin, improve acne, improve skin tone, lessen dandruff and seborrhea of the scalp, and act as an insect repellant. Cedar may also have a positive effect on hair loss.

INGESTION

  • N/A
Aromatherapy Details

Texas Cedarwood has a sweet-balsamic scent reminiscent of pencil wood just like the Virginian Cedarwood essential oil but somewhat harsher.

This oil has a rich, full-bodied cedar aroma that would make add a grounding quality to aromatics, therapeutic, and household blends.

Safety

Although the therapeutic applications of Virginian Cedarwood esential oil are similar to those of Himalayan Cedarwood and Atlantic Cedarwood, both the Himalayan and Atlantic species are much safer to use. However, when the aroma is of primary importance, you can choose whichever you prefer.

Generally non-toxic, non-sensitizing and non-irritant. Always test a small amount first for sensitivity or allergic reaction.

Not to be used during pregnancy.