Botanical Name: Thuja occidentalis
Plant Part: Leaves
Processing Method: Steam Distilled
Product Description: Thuja occidentalis is an evergreen coniferous tree, in the cypress family Cupressaceae, which is native to eastern Canada and much of the north, central and upper Northeastern United States. Cedar leaf oil is extracted by steam distillation of leaves of cedar and the oil is colorless to pale yellow clear liquid with intensely sharp and fresh with a woody camphor scent.
Cautions: Due to the presence of thujone in this oil, please consult a physician prior to using it. Dilute before use; for external use only. May cause skin irritation in some individuals; a skin test is recommended prior to use. Contact with eyes should be avoided. (Due to the presence of thujone, do not use during pregnancy.)
Storage: It is recommended that oils packaged in metal containers (for safe shipping), be transferred into dark glass containers to maintain freshness and attain maximum shelf life.