Chinese Cedar Essential Oil



Chinese Cedar Essential Oil (Cupressus funebris)

Chinese Cedar is a species of cypress whose deep fragrance brings back a reminiscent feeling of gathering around a campfire on a cold night.

  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Anti-fungal
  • Anti-spasmodic
  • Anti-septic
  • Astringent
  • Bug Repellent
  • Respiratory Aid

Aromatic Scent: Complex wood extract with depth ~ Warm, smoky, woody, musty

Dr. Nick Notes

Chinese Cedar essential oil is a truly unique cedar extract that has some smoky characteristics reminiscent of destructively distilled Cade (from juniper tress) but has an unprecendented woodiness and soft balance underneath. CC is a phenomenal botanical ingredient to help create a more inviting & earthy environment using a diffuser. CC also works well in facial toners, body care scrubs to tighten pores, clear up acne and offer the skin some cleansing. A few drops into the bathtub and onto the bottom of the feet is truly a relaxing treat ~

What I’ve found is Chinese Cedar is a truly unique aromatic note for use in botanical perfumery as a base note. Deep, rich and smoky, when applied to the skin, sweet aromatic tones proliferate as the essence evaporates off of the skin. For perfumers, this is definitely an uncommon essence to take home and play with!

How to Use

  • Chinese Cedar works as an anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic and may be massaged into the skin – try 10% infused into a carrier such as almond, jojoba or coconut oil.
  • A few drops in a hot bath melts soreness away and ease the mind.
  • Can apply directly onto wounds neat or diluted for sensitive skin.
  • Can be applied to the bottom of the feet for a grounding effect
  • Add 1-3 drops into 4 oz water for use as a mouthwash
  • Add a drop of two to facial products for astringent and tonifying properties
  • Add to a room diffuser using several drops to neutralize offensive smells and cleanse the area.
  • Great respiratory aid to stimulate the immune system – try vaporizing one drop in an Essential VAAAPP or Firefly Vaporizer of place a few drops in the hands and take deep inhalations.

~ Be Blessed ~


Dermal reactions in sensitive individuals. When applied topically, dilute into a carrier oil before application. Not suggested for internal consumption. Avoid usage during pregnancy.

Blends Well With: African Copal Bark (CO2), Angelica Root (CO2), Balsam of Peru, Cardamom, German Chamomile, Coffee (CO2), Giant Fir, Frankincense Sacra, Ginger, Leleshwa, Mugwort, Myrrh (CO2), Palo Santo, Patchouli, Pink Pepper, Rosemary Cineole, Blue Tansy, Valerian Root

Cultivation: Organic
Country of Origin: China
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Parts of Plant Used: Wood

Terpenes: Iso-α-cedrene, Thujopsene, Cedrenol, Cuparene, Longifolene, α-Cedrene


  • Figure 2f from: Irimia R, Gottschling M (2016) Taxonomic revision of Rochefortia Sw. (Ehretiaceae, Boraginales). Biodiversity Data Journal 4: e7720. (n.d.). doi:10.3897/bdj.4.e7720.figure2f
  • Adams, R. P., & Li, S. (2008). The Botanical Source of Chinese Cedarwood Oil:Cupressus funebrisor Cupressaceae Species? Journal of Essential Oil Research, 20(3), 235-242. doi:10.1080/10412905.2008.9700001
  • Lis-Balchin, M. (2006). Aromatherapy science: a guide for healthcare professionals.
  • Tisserand, R., Young, R., & Williamson, E. M. (2014). Essential oil safety: a guide for health care professionals (2nd ed.). Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone/Elsevier.

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult your physician before using this product. *

2 reviews for Chinese Cedar Essential Oil

  1. Matthew Esh

    Matthew esh (Essential Oil Wizardry)

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    Amazing smoky cedar aroma, love to rub on a towel to apply as deodorant.

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  2. Anais (Essential Oil Wizardry)

    One of my absolute favorites !

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