Name: Cedarwood (Texas)
Botanical Name: Juniperus ashei/mexicana
Main Constituents: Cedrol: 20-35%, Thujopsene: 25-50%
Origin: Texas, USA
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Part of Plant: Wood
Description & Colour: Colourless to pale yellow liquid, thin consistency
Aromatic Summary: This oil has a sweet wood scent, reminiscent of balsamic, but softer.
Storage: Transfer out of any metal and shipping containers (used for safe shipping), keep in dark glass container
Safety Notes: For external use only; dilute before use. May cause skin irritations, a skin test is recommended prior to use, avoid contact with eyes. Avoid During Pregnancy. Its constituent, cedrol, may cause the oil to crystallize. The melting point of cedrol is 86º Celsius, so gently heat the oil till it liquefies. It may re-crystallize again in cooler temperatures.
Usage: Antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, diuretic, insecticidal, antifungal. Can also be used in aromatherapy, perfumery/cologne, lotions, scrubs and shampoos
Blends well with: Rosewood, Bergamot, Cypress, Cassia, Jasmine, Juniper, Neroli, Labdanum, Clary Sage, Vetiver, Rosemary, Ylang-ylang.
Native to Texas, New Mexico and Arizona, Texas Cedarwood- also known as Mexican Cedar- is the discarded trees and tree stumps used for the distillation of the wood’s oil. The tree itself is actually a Juniper, a shrub-like evergreen. The tree tends to be twisted and crooked with wood that easily cracks, making it unfitting for building materials.
This information is for education purposes only and in no way is meant to serve as medical or professional advice. We are not responsible for any products made using these oils or the outcome of any application thereof. As always we recommend testing all products.