Juniperus mexicana or Juniperus ashei
Similar to Virginian Cedarwood
Plant Origin: USA
Method: Steam distilled from heartwood
Cultivation: Unsprayed (grown organically but not certified)
Chemical Family: Sesquiterpene, Sesquiterpenol
Aroma: Balsamic, herbaceous, slightly sweet, woody, cedarwood lumber
Note (Evaporation Rate): Base
Key Constituents from GC/MS Analysis: Lot #CWT-103
alpha cedrol 25.97%
alpha cedrene 11.12%
beta cedrene 3.26%
alpha chamigrene 1.54%
beta himachalene 1.54%
beta chamigrene 1.05%
delta cuprene 0.32%
Texas Cedarwood may support, aid, ease, soothe, reduce, calm, relax, promote and/or maintain healthy function of the following:
Nervous Tension, Stress
Blends well with men's fragrances (such as patchouli, pin and vetiver), soaps and potpourri. Some use this oil to liven up the cedar in closets for bug repellent.
(See Essential Oil Usage
for more information and a dilution chart
Topical: Dilute with a carrier oil, unscented lotion or unscented cream and apply on area of concern or as desired. Consider using a roll-on applicator for ease of application of prediluted oil.
Inhalation: Diffuse or use a personal Nasal Inhaler
Internal: Texas Cedarwood is suitable for internal use within safe parameters if such use is deemed appropriate. We feel that internal use is rarely *needed* and should only be used with respect for how concentrated the oils are. HEO does not advocate internal use of essential oils without appropriate knowledge and understanding of how to administer, for what purpose, how much, which essential oils, safety concerns and so on. In our experience, essential oils are generally more effective used topically with proper dilution or inhaled. Kurt Schnaubelt Ph.D. notes that "French aromatherapy literature contains many references to using oils orally." He goes on to note that "generally 1 drop is always enough when ingesting essential oils." A potential toxicity hazard could occur when untrained people use essential oils orally and ingest too much. Keep in mind that while medical doctors or health care practitioners may prescribe essential oils for internal use, they are trained and experienced in the safe application of essential oils. It is not a matter of using "French aromatherapy" or "British" methods, it's a matter of experience and appropriate application.
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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. 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. Tisserand suggests: "With essential oils, fatty oil has been suggested as an appropriate first aid treatment, though the advantage of saline [eyewash] is that the eyes can be continually flushed, and this is less easy with fatty oil.” We are not aware of a case where essential oil in the eyes caused 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 .