This is the superior cedar wood. It has a rich red hue and a strong odor, making it useful in masculine blends. This cedar wood is different in aroma from the American types (Virginia and Texas).
Red cedarwood oils are actually a type of juniper, and the woody aromas are said to evoke a sense of inner strength. These oils have been important since practically the beginning of civilization. In ancient Egypt and Greece, the oil was used to embalm bodies. In ancient Sumeria, it was a base for paints. The oil was also used in medicines in Asia and is still used in Tibetan temples as incense. In the New World, Native Americans used juniper poles to designate hunting areas. These red poles led early French traders to name Baton Rouge, Louisiana, which means “red stick.”
All our essential oils are premium grade, alcohol-free, phthalate-free, and undiluted. They are 100% pure, and sourced only from the most reputable distributors. We work hard to ensure that your perfume ingredients are top-quality, highly concentrated, and will mix neatly with both alcohol and oil bases. These are not ready to wear as fragrances – they MUST be diluted before applying directly to skin. It is always a good idea to do a patch test for allergies, even with natural materials. And of course – do not eat the oils. No matter how yummy they may smell.
Note: Although these are phthalate-free and 100% natural, they are NOT non-toxic. Don't eat them. Don't drink them. Patch test on skin. Dilute before wearing.
I really enjoy using the Western Red Cedar in my fragrance blends, it gives my blends a much richer scent but it seems like a little goes a long way so be careful how much you use ...view moreas it is very thick compared to most of the other oils and is very strong so you will just have to experiment . This cedar has by far in my opinion the best and richest scent out of all of the cedar oils I have purchased from other companies and is one of your nicest scents and one of my favorites. I plan to continue using it in my blends. view less
This is an interesting one. It\'s a dark oil, thicker than many EOs; you actually have to scrub to get it off the skin. Cedar - even \'wood\' - is not what hits my nose at first. U...view morenlabeled, I\'d have guessed molasses or tar or pitch -- a semi-sweet resin scent rather than wood. Maybe tree sap. Even a faint hint of petroleum. Warming up, a bit more of the wood comes through, but the in earthy undertones rather than the top notes of sawdust or evergreen or the like. It should prove a useful \'base\' layer to other wood and wood-compatible scents - I expect it will nicely \'round out\' the rather thin/sharp cedar smell of a different cedarwood oil I own. This might be one to try a small sample of first ... the scent may not be the bright smell that springs to mind when you think \'cedar\', but its subtle and long-lasting aroma may be just what you need to round out a more complex combination. view less
The Western Red Cedar Wood Essential Oil I purchased was just fantastic! I have been looking for this scent for ages but had no luck. The western red cedar essential oil I got from...view more vetiver has the exactly the same smell as the block of freshly cut refreshing western red cedar wood; very refreshing and soothing cool scent. Highly recommended!! view less