PORTRAIT

Cedarwood

Essential Facts

Plant Parts: Wood
Botanical Family: Cupressaceae
Chemical Family: Sesquiterpenes, Sesquiterpenols
Country of Origin: USA
Method of Extraction: Steam Distilled
Cultivation Method: Ethically Farmed
Aroma: Balsamic, Sweet, Woody
Note Classification: Base
Approx. Shelf Life: 8 years
Distillation Date: Spring 2012
Batch: 0394FA

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PROPERTIES

Therapeutic Properties:

  • Astringent
  • CNS sedative
  • Decongestant
  • Diuretic
  • Expectorant
  • Insecticide
  • Mucolytic
  • Tonic – strengthens and restores vitality

Emotional and Energetic Properties:

  • Increases endurance during difficult times
  • Supports confidence in challenging situations
  • Grounding

RECIPES

Stress Less (massage oil)

5 drops Cedarwood

5 drops Bergamot

1 drops Ylang Ylang

1 drop Neroli

Blend in 1 oz cream or carrier oil.

SAFETY

Safety: Non-toxic. Many sources tell us to avoid Cedarwood oil during pregnancy. There is no research to support this claim with Cedrus atlantica, Cedrus deodara or Juniperus virginiana. The existing uncertainty may be due in part to the many different types of cedarwood trees.

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