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Cedarwood essential oil has an earthy, woodsy and slightly sweet scent.

Cedarwood essential oil is believed to calm and sooth nerves as well as be an astringent for acne prone skin. We love it when blended with Orange and Patchouli essential oil, but Bergamot, Clary Sage, and Ylang Ylang are also good choices. Use Cedarwood essential oil as an alternative to the more expensive and endangered Sandalwood essential oil. Cedarwood is a tree native to North America and has a rich history of traditional uses by Native Americans.

Cedarwood may irritate the skin, especially in high concentrations. It should be avoided during pregnancy.

Distillation Method: Steam Distillation
Botanical Name: Juniperus Virginiana L.
Part: Wood Chips

Flashpoint: 200ºF +

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by Ceara
on 3/14/2015
When I first got this essential oil I disliked it. The smell from the bottle and while working with it just didn't agree with me initially. Once in the soap though it was gorgeous and I absolutely fell in love with it. It became my second favorite scent after Lavender. I can't get enough of it now and even though it is usually considered masculine I would wear or wash with it myself in a heartbeat.
by John
on 4/12/2014
A perfectly aromatic essential oil
I used the fragrance calculators 'strong' value for this oil, however I was sorely tempted to go the full monty and use 1 ounce per pound of fat. Im glad I didn't. The oil has a rather distant smell during trace and from the bottle, however once hardened its a solid aroma of crisp, natural cedarwood. Adding this oil caused a slight accelleration in the overall trace, but not as profound as pomace grade olive oil. The final soap was, as to be expected, a mellow almond colour. I actually recommend avoiding patchouli as a blend with this oil considering Cedarwood has an already rather earthy finish.
by LDS
on 12/30/2013
Close your eyes and you are in a cedar glade...
I have used this in cold process soap along with Spruce essential oil. The result is a very manly scent. Beware, this is strong stuff! You may want to slightly cut back your usual fragrance percentage.
by Amy
on 10/27/2013
V. nice
I use this in CP soap. It's a very nice, clean, woody, masculine scent, but not too overpowering. I love this blended with sage EO. I also blend this with Vanilla Select FO and my husband likes it a lot.
by Britt
on 10/17/2013
Great cedar scent!
This cedarwood EO smells exactly as you would hope. It seems there's some variation in cedar EO scents depending on the origin of the tree, and this cedar EO is the most cedar-ey one I've worked with! This blends well with a variety of scents and is always a hit with men, no matter what I combine it with. Love it.
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