Juniperus mexicana (AKA Juniperus ashei)
Texas Cedar essential oil: a smoky rich Juniper species which weaves the aroma of fresh pencil, with deep-smoky hues that sweeten on the dry-down.
- Decongestant / Expectorant
- Insect Repellent
- Perfume Fixative
Aromatic Scent: Refreshingly Woody, Balsamic, Sweet-Smoky, with Complex Notes and Professional Tenacity.
Dr. Nick Notes
Texas Cedarwood (Juniperus mexicana) is actually a type of Juniper native to Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and parts of Mexico. Also commonly known as Mountain Cedarwood, Mexican Cedarwood, or Mexican Juniper, this is quite a precious and less commonly known “cedar” extract. I’d liken this to a combination of the smoky caramel base of Chinese Cedar and the pencil richness of Virginian Cedar except more eloquently expressed by Nature’s Design.
We’ve found this Cedarwood to be a fantastic ingredient to produce some very special botanical perfumes (ie. Mossy Fern, Deep Woman) both for its aromatic character and fixative properties. Texas Cedarwood has a smoky base and complex character unlike any other extract! Texas Cedar is a CNS regulator and has great benefits being used in aromatherapy for calming the nervous system. Applied to the bottom of the feet is becomes an ally for promoting deeper states of meditation and releasing stress or anger.
Add into your favorite beauty care products for a deeper level of tonification and relaxation during your grooming! Amazing used around the house in your diffuser.
How to Use
- Add 0.5-1.5% into shampoos, soaps, and other hygiene products for an enhanced stimulating and purifying experience.
- As a botanical perfume ingredient, Texas Cedar acts as a deep smoky & complex fixative.
- For use in aromatherapy blends to promote relaxation, mental clarity and reduce anger/frustration.
- Great for your home diffuser, purifies the environment leaving a sense of peace.
- Infuse into carrier oils at 5-10% and apply to body for homemade insect repellent.
Best to be diluted with a carrier oil before applying to skin. May cause skin irritation in higher concentrations.
Blends Well With: Clove Bud, Cypress, Silver Fir, Frankincense Sacra, Jasmine Grandiflorum, Juniper, Lavender Vera, Lemon, Patchouli, Pine, Clary Sage, Spikenard, Spruce, Vetiver,
Country of Origin: USA
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Parts of Plant Used: Heartwood
Terpenes: Thujopsene, α-Cedrene, α-Chamigrene, α-Selinene, β-Cedrene, Cedrol, Cuparene, Widdrol, β-Himachalene, β-Chamigrene
~ Be Blessed ~
- Tisserand, R., Young, R., & Williamson, E. M. (2014). Essential oil safety: a guide for health care professionals (2nd ed.). Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone/Elsevier.
- The Aromatherapy Practitioner Reference Manual: The Complete Reference Book of Over 350 Aromatic Plant Extracts, Index of Biologically Active Phytochemicals, Clinical Index and Taxonomical Index (Volumes 1 and 2)
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