Its constituent, cedrol, may cause the oil to crystallize. The melting point of cedrol is 86º Celsius, so by gently heating crystalized oil, the cedrol liquefies and its solubility is improved for a period of time. It may re-crystallize again in cooler temperatures.
Plant Part: Wood
Processing Method: Steam Distilled
Description / Color / Consistency: A thin colourless to pale yellow liquid.
Aromatic Summary / Note / Strength of Aroma: A middle note of strong aroma, this oil has a sweet, balsamic wood scent that is similar to Virginian Cedarwood, but softer.
Product Abstract: The Texan Cedarwood is a small alpine evergreen that grows up to 7 m high. It has stiff green needles and an irregular shaped trunk. While the tree is native to southwestern USA, Mexico and Central America, the main essential oil production is in Texas. In New Mexico, the native peoples used Cedarwood Oil.
Cautions: 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.
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.
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Rating: Oh my word! Its taken me a while to write my Review, purchased this Cedarwood for the holiday season last year (2015). I was in a hurry and didn't check my previous orders otherwise I would have repurchased the Himalayan Cedarwood instead of this! It is tremendously strong, potent, barely usable for my purposes and so I will have it on hand for a very very long time. I LOVE Cedarwood, don't get me wrong, but for me, for making my own blends and body/bath products its just too potent. I am going to put it to use making scented chips to place inside boxes of clothing, books, shoes and other sundries as I'm sure it will keep all manner of critters away! I am still giving it 5 Stars because the oil is, I'm sure, as it should be, the mistake made, was mine. CAUTION: Very Very Strong!!
By:Taleda, Las Vegas, Nevada
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 14-Mar-2012
Rating: Woodsy and masculine. I use it in deodorant and cp soap for men. Makes a great scent combo with bergamot, juniper, and lavender.
By:Ange, Woodland Park, Colorado Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 08-Jan-2015
Rating: I Love the Smell of the Texas Cedar Wood Oil
I enjoy woodworking and the smell of Texas Cedar Wood Oil smells great to me. I add it to my bath oil and body oil mixes mainly because I like the way it smells. My wife likes the smell too. I have tried the Atlas type because it was cheaper, but I don't like its smell. The Virginia Cedar Wood Oil doesn't have quite the same scent to me, so I stick with the Texas Cedar Wood Oil now.
As an additional benefit, I have discovered that Cedar Wood Oil applied to the skin tends to control outbreaks of skin break-outs that I used to have. It seems that Cedar Wood Oil kills bacteria. I was using it just for the scent, but now I use it for its anti-bacterial properties too.
Rating: I purchased Texas Cedarwood and didn't open it for a while. When I did open it, it was a hard lump that resembled moist sugar. It had been stored in a dark room, at room temperature, still wrapped in the bubble wrap they sent it in. I put it in a warm bath and some of it liquified but it was still gritty. I have no idea what happened.
By:C E, San Jose, California
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 26-May-2012
Rating: I've tried Atlas, Texas, and Himalayan Cedarwood, and the Atlas is BY FAR my favorite. The other two are too sharp and camphoraceous for my taste.
By:Lauretta, San Diego, California Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 19-Jun-2010
Rating: A very mellow cedar wood
Great for incense sticks and cones!
Great to in insect repellent sprays
Also great to help get the wet dog smell out of the dogs bed!
It is woodsy without being overwhelming.
By:Eric, Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 11-Apr-2010
Rating: This is one of my favorite oils ordered from ND. It is woodsy, sweet and better than expected.
By:Jenny, St. Johns, Michigan Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 22-Aug-2010
Rating: Texas cedarwood is more reserved than the Virginian, with balsam notes giving a subtle impression. It is very much a cedar aroma, but the way it differs from others brings new blending possibilities.
By:Henry, Chattanooga, Tennessee Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 22-Jul-2010
Rating: I needed some cedarwood eo to revive some cedar blocks in my closet. This is a little mild; not as strong as I had anticipated. But very refreshing and calming. I'll be using this in soap products.
By:Marie, Bronx, New York Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 26-Jun-2009
Rating: A much lghter, sweeter cedarwood than the Atlas Cedar, with a hint of aromatic. This seemed fresh and woodsy to me, definitely not harsh. (althought the Atlas may grow on me) Very similar to Virginian but a ltittle less earthy/ masculine. A great unisex scent! Can't wait to play with it!
By:Susan, Huntington Station, New York Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 19-Apr-2010
Rating: Pencils and pine needles. That about sizes this Cedarwood Texas EO up and the fact that it isn't overwhelming is great. I've found that this is great for adding a light woodsy scent if that's what you're looking for in a particular recipe. I look forward to creating a cologne that smells like a cigar box, yeah that's weird, but it'll be fun.
Rating: I love this scent in the bath. I use a bottle cap full of the Texas Cedarwood oil and just a few drops of bergamot under the spout at night (with bubble bath, glycerin, and baby oil) in the Jacuzzi. It\'s a scent that makes me feel relaxed and renewed. The scent stays on your body but very lightly. I find it a masculine scent, but my wife likes it too.
Rating: this cedarwood is a toned down version of the virginian cedarwood. very nice, not so "sharp", and goes wonderfully with lavender and tea tree in a facial cleanser. Excellent value!
By:Lucie, Calgary, Alberta Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: Smells like happy childhood.
By:Shama, Houston, Texas Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 15-Jan-2008
Rating: A very mellow cedarwood, and far more understated than the cedarleaf EO offered. (Both the cedarleaf and cedarwood seem to have their own aromatherapeutic niche). This cedarwood has little or no "bite" - I would say it isn't even as sharp as the pencil wood smell mentioned. Really lovely base note with some of the less aggressive citrus oils, such as bergamot.
By:Amber, Ludlow, Kentucky Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Jul-2007
Rating: I agree with Brady - this is a lighter ceaderwood - will go well in insence!
By:Joely, Topeka, Kansas Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 15-Nov-2006
Rating: I use texas cedarwood in a mister for acne with tea trea oil, lavender and bergamot. i don't find it to be as "spicy" smelling as other cedarwood oils.
By:Brady, Toronto, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: As well as the other cedarwood varities, this one is highly valued as a great ingredient in insect repellents (as I use it it my Bug-Off blend). It is similar to Virginian Cedarwood. Use for acne, arthritis, bronchitis, congestion, coughs, eczema, greasy hair, insect repellent, nervous tension, oily skin, psoriasis, rheumatism, sinusitis. (Also known as Juniperus mexicana, Mexican Cedar, Mexican Juniper, Mountain Cedar, Rock Cedar.)
By:Candice, Sarasota, Florida Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 29-Jan-2006
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