Cedarwood Red Essential Oil
Cedarwood Red Essential Oil
Cedarwood Red Essential Oil
Cedarwood Red Essential Oil

Cedarwood Red Essential Oil

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Giant Arborvitae / Western Red Cedar essential oil has a rich dark red-brown colour. It has strong sharp complex top notes with deep woody masculine undertones. Western Red Cedar oil is actually part of the Cypress family, and the woody aromas are said to evoke a sense of inner strength. Great for masculine blends. Grounding and cleansing.

Botanical Name: Thuja plicata

Country of Origin: Canada

Part Used: Wood

Method of Extraction: Steam distillation

Typical Main Constituents
Methyl thujate - 59%
Methyl myrtenate - 4%

 

Giant Arborvitae / Western Red Cedar Wood essential oil has a rich  dark red-brown colour. Strong sharp complex top notes with deep woody masculine undertones.

Arborvitae, (also known as Western Red Cedar) and its essential oils have been traditionally used as a natural insect repellent and wood preservative, primarily because of its insecticidal and antimicrobial property. Recently, the topical use of Arborvitae essential oil for skincare has gained popularity.Western Red Cedar Wood is sometimes used in meditation, helping regulate the rhythm of the energetic body. It is said to help shift stagnant "heart" energy, encouraging fresh energy movement, that is grounded and spiritually conscious.

Special Use: High in Methyl thujate, which makes this essential oil useful as a strong anti inflammatory.

Skin Care: Promote healthier, glowing skin.  This oil penetrates deep into pores, when added to face oil or creme it helps deliver moisture to your skin, keeping your skin bright and clear. Applied to skin blemishes to  help reduce their appearance. It has natural cleaning properties which help avoid unwanted blemishes, and may even lessen the appearance of scarring.  A Natural insect repellent, on it's own or blended into other oils.

Blends Well With:  All woods and resin derived essential oils as well as Clove bud, Juniper berry, Lavender, Mandarin, Nutmeg, Oakmoss, Patchouli, Clary sage, Tonka bean and Vanilla.

 

CLARIFICATION ABOUT THUJONE IN WESTERN RED CEDAR

"Many people still incorrectly believe that the Western Red Cedar wood oil (also called Giant Arborvitae) has thujone in it. A lot of people seem to be coming to their conclusion because of information in the Tisserand/Young book "Essential Oil Safety" which states on page 638 that Western Red Cedar has 63.5-84% Thujone. What people don't understand that he is referring only to the LEAF oil on this page, which is completely different than the wood oil. Unfortunately it only states "Western red cedar" but when talking about this oil one should ALWAYS refer to it as Western red cedar LEAF oil. In general the leaf oil from any cedar tree is referred to as cedar leaf oil. Nothing against the authors of the book, it is an excellent book and when publishing a book of this magnitude its impossible that some things won't get overlooked. I am guessing that at the time it was first published, the wood oil was not known to the authors because it is a relatively new product and so it may not have been on the radar screen to make the distinction."

"The important thing to know is that the WOOD oil, which should only be referred to as Western Red Cedar Wood oil or Giant Arborvitae oil (note that the Giant Arborvitae is only used in reference to the wood oil and not the leaf) has absolutely NO THUJONE. The main component of the wood oil is methyl thujate, a very unusual ester." -as posted by Essential Oil University 24/01/2017 Facebook

 

General Essential Oil Safety Recommendations

  • Do not take essential oils internally unless under advisement by a qualified medical professional.
  • Do not use essential oils undiluted on the skin. It is always best to try a small patch test first of the diluted essential oil.
  • People who are pregnant or have serious medical problems are advised to consult with a qualified aromatherapy practitioner before using essential oils.
  • Use extreme caution when using essential oils with children. It is safest to consult with a qualified aromatherapy practitioner before using essential oils with children.

 

General Disclaimer
The product information provided on this website is intended for educational purposes only. The information provided is not considered to be complete and is not guaranteed to be accurate. The information contained in this website is not intended to be sufficient to provide diagnosis and/or treatment of medical conditions. It is recommended that treatment of serious health conditions be done with the help of a trained qualified medical practitioner.

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Giant Arborvitae / Western Red Cedar essential oil has a rich dark red-brown colour. It has strong sharp complex top notes with deep woody masculine undertones. Western Red Cedar oil is actually part of the Cypress family, and the woody aromas are said to evoke a sense of inner strength. Great for masculine blends. Grounding and cleansing.

Botanical Name: Thuja plicata

Country of Origin: Canada

Part Used: Wood

Method of Extraction: Steam distillation

Typical Main Constituents
Methyl thujate - 59%
Methyl myrtenate - 4%

 

Giant Arborvitae / Western Red Cedar Wood essential oil has a rich  dark red-brown colour. Strong sharp complex top notes with deep woody masculine undertones.

Arborvitae, (also known as Western Red Cedar) and its essential oils have been traditionally used as a natural insect repellent and wood preservative, primarily because of its insecticidal and antimicrobial property. Recently, the topical use of Arborvitae essential oil for skincare has gained popularity.Western Red Cedar Wood is sometimes used in meditation, helping regulate the rhythm of the energetic body. It is said to help shift stagnant "heart" energy, encouraging fresh energy movement, that is grounded and spiritually conscious.

Special Use: High in Methyl thujate, which makes this essential oil useful as a strong anti inflammatory.

Skin Care: Promote healthier, glowing skin.  This oil penetrates deep into pores, when added to face oil or creme it helps deliver moisture to your skin, keeping your skin bright and clear. Applied to skin blemishes to  help reduce their appearance. It has natural cleaning properties which help avoid unwanted blemishes, and may even lessen the appearance of scarring.  A Natural insect repellent, on it's own or blended into other oils.

Blends Well With:  All woods and resin derived essential oils as well as Clove bud, Juniper berry, Lavender, Mandarin, Nutmeg, Oakmoss, Patchouli, Clary sage, Tonka bean and Vanilla.

 

CLARIFICATION ABOUT THUJONE IN WESTERN RED CEDAR

"Many people still incorrectly believe that the Western Red Cedar wood oil (also called Giant Arborvitae) has thujone in it. A lot of people seem to be coming to their conclusion because of information in the Tisserand/Young book "Essential Oil Safety" which states on page 638 that Western Red Cedar has 63.5-84% Thujone. What people don't understand that he is referring only to the LEAF oil on this page, which is completely different than the wood oil. Unfortunately it only states "Western red cedar" but when talking about this oil one should ALWAYS refer to it as Western red cedar LEAF oil. In general the leaf oil from any cedar tree is referred to as cedar leaf oil. Nothing against the authors of the book, it is an excellent book and when publishing a book of this magnitude its impossible that some things won't get overlooked. I am guessing that at the time it was first published, the wood oil was not known to the authors because it is a relatively new product and so it may not have been on the radar screen to make the distinction."

"The important thing to know is that the WOOD oil, which should only be referred to as Western Red Cedar Wood oil or Giant Arborvitae oil (note that the Giant Arborvitae is only used in reference to the wood oil and not the leaf) has absolutely NO THUJONE. The main component of the wood oil is methyl thujate, a very unusual ester." -as posted by Essential Oil University 24/01/2017 Facebook

 

General Essential Oil Safety Recommendations

  • Do not take essential oils internally unless under advisement by a qualified medical professional.
  • Do not use essential oils undiluted on the skin. It is always best to try a small patch test first of the diluted essential oil.
  • People who are pregnant or have serious medical problems are advised to consult with a qualified aromatherapy practitioner before using essential oils.
  • Use extreme caution when using essential oils with children. It is safest to consult with a qualified aromatherapy practitioner before using essential oils with children.

 

General Disclaimer
The product information provided on this website is intended for educational purposes only. The information provided is not considered to be complete and is not guaranteed to be accurate. The information contained in this website is not intended to be sufficient to provide diagnosis and/or treatment of medical conditions. It is recommended that treatment of serious health conditions be done with the help of a trained qualified medical practitioner.