Juniperus mexicana or Juniperus ashei
Plant Origin: USA
Method: Steam distilled from heartwood
Cultivation: Unsprayed (grown organically but not certified)
Key Constituents from GC/MS Analysis: Lot #CWT-102
thujopsene <cis> 38.31%
alpha cedrene 9.23%
beta cedrene 3.61%
alpha chamigrene 2.04%
beta himachalene 1.23%
beta chamigrene 1.18%
delta cuprene 0.16%
Blends well with men's fragrances, soaps and potpourri. Some use this oil to liven up the cedar in closets for bug repellent.
Cedarwood is non-toxic, non -irritant and non-sensitizing.
Avoid contact with the eyes and other sensitive areas. Essential oils are both lipophilic and hydrophobic. Lipophilic means they are attracted to fat—like the membranes of your eyes and skin. They are also hydrophobic, meaning they do not like water. Flushing with water will only send the essential oil back to the eye's membranes. Applying a carrier oil will create another fat for the essential oil to be attracted to other than the membranes of the eyes or skin. We’ve not known this to cause permanent injury or long-term discomfort, but if you feel concerned, please call your health care provider.
Battaglia, Salvatore, The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy, 2002, page 178.
Tisserand, Robert; Young, Rodney, Essential Oil Safety: A Guide for Health Care Professionals, Elsevier Health Sciences UK 2nd Edition 2014, pages 239-240 .