Cedar Leaf Essential Oil

Thuja, Eastern White Cedar, Arborvita

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  • Cedar Leaf is a strong disinfectant with a high thujone content, making it poisonous. Cedar Leaf is not recommended for use without an aromatherapy expert.
    Farming MethodWildcrafted
    Country of OriginCanada
    Plant PartNeedle
    Scientific NameThuja occidentalis

  • Cedar Leaf Essential Oil is used primarily as a disinfectant, not as an aromatic oil. Although some aromatherapists may apply a tiny drop to shrink warts, Cedar Leaf is generally avoided because it contains thujone, a toxic chemical. 


  • Cedar Leaf Essential Oil should only be used with guidance by an aromatherapy expert.

    Safety Precautions:

    Cedar Leaf is considered toxic and poisonous. Avoid during pregnancy. Do not use without an aromatherapy expert. Cedar Leaf oil should not be used for children 6 years and younger.

  • Traditional Uses

    Traditionally, the leaves, twigs and bark were made into decoctions to kill parasites, venereal diseases, warts, and other ailments. Cedar Leaf was also burnt as incense to cleanse the air in ancient rituals.

    About the Plant

    The Cedar Leaf tree may be seen planted as a hedge. It is an attractive tree, with scale-like leaves and cones and grows up to 60 feet high.

    Where it Grows

    Cedar Leaf is native to the Northeastern United States, and is also cultivated in Canada and China.



  • Scent: The scent of Cedar Leaf is intensely sharp, fresh, camphorous and woody.

    Blends With: Cedar, Citrus Oils, Lavender, Pine.

    Fragrance Note:  Top.

    Composition: Thujone, fenchone, camphor, sabinene, pinene.

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