Western Red Cedar Essential Oil

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Botanical Name: Thuja plicata
Origin: Canada
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$16.50

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Organic western red cedar essential oil is steam distilled from the leaves of Thuja plicata. This oil has a long reputation in the Pacific Northwest for supporting many systems both in and out of the body. With a strong physical and spiritual background its no wonder this oil remains one of the most popular on the market.

Beneficial to the nervous, respiratory, and skin systems this oil can be used for many purposes and will often affect multiple systems at once. It is most commonly applied in aromatherapy with the use of a diffuser, spray or added to a personal inhaler.

Aroma This oil has a strong, fresh-green aroma with sharp undertones of musk and wood.

Constituents This oil contains α-thujone, β-thujone, fenchone, sabinene, and terpinen-4-ol.

Blending and Uses This oil blends well with black pepper, cedarwood, citrus oils, ginger, and sandalwood.

For seasonal respiratory issues blend western red cedar, sweet marjoram, and ginger in a diffuser or personal inhaler.

To decompress in the evening try western red cedar with sweet orange, cedarwood and vetiver.

This oil is beneficial to the skin, to apply simply combine with a carrier oil and geranium or helichrysum. Alternately you could add to your facial toner, cleanser, or serum for added benefits.

Packaging 5 mL, 1/2 oz., and 1 oz. essential oils are packaged in amber glass bottles with drop reducers for easy application. Larger sizes are packaged in amber screw cap bottles and do not come with reducers or droppers.

Safety This oil is expected to be neurotoxic based on camphor and thujone content. Never use essential oils undiluted, in eyes or mucus membranes. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified healthcare practitioner. Keep away from children and pets.

Before using perform a small patch test on your inner forearm or back. Apply a small quantity of diluted essential oil and cover with a bandage. If you experience any irritation, use carrier oil or cream to further dilute the essential oil, and then wash with soap and water. If no irritation occurs after 48 hours, it is safe to use on your skin. Learn more about using essential oils here.

This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. For educational purposes only.