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Cedarwood, Texas Essential Oil
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The aroma of Texas Cedarwood is woody, clean, dry and slightly smoky or powdery.

Botanical Name: Juniperus mexicana Schiede

Common Name: Cedarwood, Texas

Plant Part: Wood

Form: Essential Oil

Family: Cupressaceae

Synonyms: J. ashei, Mexican juniper, Mexican cedar, rock cedar, juniper

Origin: Native to Southwestern United States (mainly Texas), Mexico and Central America

Botanical Description: A small to medium sized evergreen tree reaching up to 10-meters (30 ft) high. Has very stiff green needles.

Method of Extraction: Essential oil is obtained by steam distillation of dry, trunk and limbs. The oil is a dark orange to brownish, somewhat viscous liquid. Yield 1-2.5%.

Aroma Profile: Texas Cedarwood has a top note that is rich, sweet, woody and slightly smoky. The middle note is mild and sweet/smoky, and the dry out note is sweet/woody and less balsamic.

Major Constituents: Cedrol (25-48%), ¨¢-cedrene (10%), thujopsene (30-40%), ¦Â-caryophyllene

Common Adulterants: Rarely adulterated. Virginia cedarwood oil can occasionally be mislabeled as Texas Cedarwood oil.

Regulatory Status: None

Aroma Benefits: harmonizing, relaxing

Blends Well With: Sandalwood, juniper, rose, cypress, patchouli, pine, spruce, vetiver

Safety Data: Non-toxic, mildly irritating to the skin, non-sensitizing. Avoid during pregnancy.

Directories: Essential Oils

Description: The aroma of Texas Cedarwood is woody, clean, dry and slightly smoky or powdery.

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