Cedar Leaf (Thuja) Essential Oil

Cedar Leaf (Thuja) Essential Oil
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Product Rating: 4.7/5 (As per 7 Customer Reviews)

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Botanical Name: Thuja occidentalis

Main Constituents:
Thujone: 66%

Plant Part: Leaves

Origin: Canada

Processing Method: Steam Distilled

Description / Color / Consistency: A thin, colorless to pale yellow liquid.

Aromatic Summary / Note / Strength of Aroma: A strong top note, Cedar Leaf Essential Oil is intensely sharp and fresh with a woody camphoraceous scent.

Blends With: Armoise, Cedarwood, Lemon, Lavender, Pine.

Product Abstract: Also known as Eastern White Cedar, Northern White Cedar, Cedar Leaf, Tree Of Life and American Arborvitae, it grows near fresh water. Cedar Leaf Oil is used in perfumes, toiletries, cosmetics, soaps and detergents for its aromatic properties.

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. This oil is listed as an abortifacient (a drug or agent causing abortion). 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.

NOTICE: This item is listed under California Proposition 65. California residents will receive this product labeled accordingly.

IMPORTANT: All New Directions Aromatics (NDA) products are for external use only unless otherwise indicated. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease, and it should not be used by anyone who is pregnant or under the care of a medical practitioner. Please refer to our policies for further details, and our disclaimer below.

Though many of our products are produced to Food Grade standards, we are not yet certified as a Food Grade handling facility. Until such time, we are not authorized to sell our products as Food Grade. All of our products currently are for external use only.

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This oil is exemplary! I had some bumps above my elbow for a couple years at least. I wasn't sure what they were as they sort of looked like warts and were multiplying but Im not really prone to them nor was any ointment working. I tried other essential oils and creams but nothing worked. Then I decided to try this thuja oil. I understand that thuja should be cut but I used it neat a couple times a week directly on the area and within those two weeks the bumps disappeared! My skin was a bit dry as it can be harsh but the results were exemplary! And two months later they still have not come back and my skin is fine.

By:Stephanie, Chicago, Illinois
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Loyal Customer Since: 2010


Rating: Star
Sharp top note, not earthy like cedarwood. Reminds me of a cross between ctirus and camphor, but not overbearing. Great quality and price!

By:Terri, Atlanta, Georgia
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Loyal Customer Since: 2009


Rating: Star
Nice, woody smell. It doesn't have the sweet note of the arborvitae.

By:Jenn, Vancouver, British Columbia
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Loyal Customer Since: 2005


Rating: Star
When I opened Cedar Leaf (Thuja) it reminded me of the aroma coming from my Native American cedar flute! Curl your toes good! I've since blended it in smudge that I make and with shea butter. I just love it.

By:Suzanna, Corfu, New York
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Loyal Customer Since: 2007


Rating: Star
I wasnt sure what to expect from this, something along the lines of my grandmothers cedar chest maybe but I was suprised to find that it has a very mellow almost floral smell to it. I like it alot, it will be going in a few blends right away.

By:Chloe, Waterloo, Iowa
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Loyal Customer Since: 2009


Rating: Star
Very fresh! Great in incense and with mint essential oils.

By:Tracey, Toronto, Ontario
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Loyal Customer Since: 2005


Rating: Star
I bought this oil along with Texas Cedarwood to use in an insect repellant blend that would be safer for my pets than what is commercially available, and it was very effective. This oil differs from the cedarwood that I bought in a few ways. First, the cedarleaf is definitely a top note, whereas the Texas Cedarwood is a base. Both were less camphorous than what I expected, although the cedarwood is certainly the milder of the two. Also, contrary to the description, cedarleaf seems mildly narcotic or sedative when inhaled - perhaps this is the hypotensive aspect. Finally I would say that contrary to my own expectations, this oil blends reasonably well, esp. with frankincense and other wood and spice notes. I personally did not care for blends made with citrus notes, as they were a little "top" heavy.

By:Amber, Ludlow, Kentucky
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Loyal Customer Since: 2007


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