Cedar Leaf Essential Oil – Canada
Extraction: Steam distilled – Leaves
Aroma: Light, sweet, refreshing, reminiscent of cedar trees
Cautions / Safety Data
Do not use on the skin full strength. Always dilute in appropriate carriers before use. Not for internal use. If pregnant or suffering from serious medical conditions, consult a qualified health professional, experienced in the use of essential oils.
Also known as arborvitae, white cedar or “Tree of Life”. The cedar tree is part of the cupressaceae botanical family which includes both red and white cedars which is native to Canada and other parts of North America. Although commonly called cedar, it’s not actually part of the cedar family. The tree is steeped in rich history of spiritual and medicinal uses and provides a plethora of useful products. Smudge sticks and natural pet beds are made from selected small leaves and branches. The sap has been used to seal and disinfect wounds for centuries.
Essential oils are not meant to be a replacement for traditional medical treatment of diseases and conditions. When in doubt, please consult a physician.
Photo of Cedar branch by Algirdas at Lithuanian Wikipedia. Licensed under CC Attribution Share-Alike 3.0.
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