Texas Cedarwood, is also known as Mexican Juniper/Cedarwood oil or sometimes Mountain Cedar oil is produced by steam distillation of the wood or wood shavings of the small multi-trunked tree, that grows to a height of 20 metres naturally, though are utilised at 6 metres, as this tree is not required to be a primary timber production. Interestingly, Texan cedarwood is actually from trees of the same family as Juniper, yet they has a distinct Cedar aroma.
The oil is produced from the Texas cedar which grows across the southern states of the USA. This particular Cedarwood is rather invasive and an opportunistic tree, that has occupied millions of farmland acreage. Therefore little profit is made in harvesting Cedarwood trees, which makes the price of this oil rather low and easily obtainable. Incentives by the US government, to clear this land for the harvesting of wood to then produce the oil is readily available.
Native to south-western USA, this oil is mainly produced in Texas. Native Americans have been known to use Cedarwood oil for skin rashes in New Mexico.
Higher in alcohols, this Cedarwood benefits the CNS, having a calming and sedating effects on stress, nervous tension and anxiety. Also beneficial for respiratory and skin conditions, however it should be well diluted as it can be a dermal irritant.
Safety Precaution : Should be avoided during pregnancy.
Blends well with : Cypress, Frankincense, Jasmine, Juniper, Lemon, Patchouli, Pine, Rosemary, Sandalwood, Spruce, Vetiver and leather-type scents.
FACT : Native to south-western USA, this oil is mainly produced in Texas. Native Americans have been known to use Cedarwood oil for skin rashes in New Mexico.