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Quintessence of Red Cedar (Thuja plicata)
  • Quintessence of Red Cedar (Thuja plicata)


    5ml Euro Dropper bottle | Suggested Dose: 1 drop; Dosage: 1-3x per day

    Latin Name: Thuja plicata

    Oil of Red Cedar + Spirit of Red Cedar (Ethanol) + Red Cedar Mineral Salts

    Energy: Warm, spicy

    Planetary Archetype(s): Mars, Jupiter, Sun

    • Monograph

      • Anti-Inflammatory

      • Antispasmodic

      • Anti-fungal

      • Antiseptic

      • Astringent

      • Expectorant

      • Liver tonic

      • Nervous system tonic

      • Detoxifying

      • Blood purifier

      • Antioxidant

      • Immunomodulator

      • Adrenal support during menopause

      • Anti-tumor

      • Anti-mutagenic

      • Diuretic

      • Antiviral

      • Alkalizing

      • Effective against intestinal parasites and candida

      • Help clear congestion


      Sesquiterpenes make up the majority of aromatic compounds in Red Cedar. The presence of sesquiterpenes can disrupt the cell walls of fungus, yeast, molds, bacteria, and viruses - in effect, giving Red Cedar its strong antimicrobial and anti-fungal properties. Luckily, similar to Frankincense and other "Holy Oils," Cedar does not target bacteria integral to the human microbiome. The Sesquiterpene-Lactones present in the essential oil have also been shown to sensitize tumors to prescribed drugs while make both malignant and benign tumors susceptible to the Immune System. These compounds have the ability to cross the blood brain barrier where they regulate fluids in the cranium, disrupt amyloid plaques, oxygenate, and regulate GABA receptors to soothe an overactive nervous system.

      It is imperative to consult a medical practitioner before using this oil for therapeutic purposes. Pregnant and nursing women are especially advised not to use Cedarwood Essential Oil without the medical advice of a physician, as it may have an effect on certain hormone secretions and it is unclear whether these effects are transferable to babies at these stages of development. The oil should always be stored in an area that is inaccessible to children, especially those under the age of 7.

      Those with the following health conditions are recommended to be advised by a physician: cancer, heart-related ailments, skin disorders, or hormone-related ailments. Individuals that are taking prescription drugs, undergoing major surgery, or who are at a greater risk of experiencing strokes, heart attacks, or atherosclerosis are also advised to seek medical consultation prior to use.

      Prior to using Cedarwood Oil, a skin test is recommended. This can be done by diluting 1 drop of the Essential Oil in 4 drops of a Carrier Oil and applying a dime-size amount of this blend to a small area of skin that is not sensitive. Cedarwood Oil must never be used near the eyes, inner nose, and ears, or on any other particularly sensitive areas of skin. Potential side effects of Cedarwood Oil include irritation, nausea, vomiting, and damage to the digestive system.

      Those seeking medical care to manage moods, behaviors, or disorders should treat this essential oil as a complementary remedy rather than a replacement for any medicinal treatments or prescriptions. In the event of an allergic reaction, discontinue use of the product and see a doctor, pharmacist, or allergist immediately for a health assessment and appropriate remedial action. To prevent side effects, consult with a medical professional prior to use.

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