There are three types of cedar trees that produce
oils for aromatherapy purposes...Red Cedar, Juniperus Virginiana.
Native of North America is the first. This tree can grow up to 100
feet. It grows mainly in mountainous regions east of the Rocky Mountains.
Distilling of it reddish heartwood and seed bearing cones, a yellow
to orange oil is produced, with a sweet balsamic scent.
Next is the Texas cedarwood or Juniperus Mexicana.
It is a smaller tree, grows to 21 feet. Native to Southwestern United
States, Mexico and Central America. It gives off dark orange or
brown oil and has a sweet smoky, woody scent. Distillation can come
from the trees needles and twisted branches.
Third is the Atlas Cedar. or Cedrus Atlanticus.
This tree grows on the Atlas Mountains of North Africa. It is the
member of the Pinaceae family. Grow up to 100 feet. Steam distillation
of chips of wood and sawdust, produces a thick yellow to honey colored
oil. It has a sweet, warm, woody pine scent.
Cedarwood - Cedrus
To produce one pound of oil it takes 29 pounds of
plant material. The tree must be cut down. The first 2 can remain
standing. It is said some cedars can live anywhere from 1,000 to
Its oil can clear skin by healing skin rashes, and
blemishes. It reduces excessive secretions of sebum or, oil. Normalizes
dry, oily skin and hair. It can help control dandruff and seborrhea,
stimulates the scalp and hair follicles. It can help reduce hair
loss, some have claimed it promoted hair growth.
It is a calming oil, eases anxiety, nervous tension,
stress related conditions.
Helps level out energy imbalances. Can help bring comfort and strength,
reinforcing resolve and self security.
It is also said that cedarwood oil is an aphrodisiac, or so the
May help the following,
Dandruff (with a blend of Rosemary)
WARNING: Do not use on sensitive skin. Do not use
provided here is for information purposes only, you should consult
a medical doctor if you have any health queries or problems.
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