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Baby Friendly Diluted Cedarwood Essential Oil 0.25%


Name Baby Friendly Diluted Cedarwood Essential Oil 0.25%
Species Juniperus virginiana
Part Heartwood
Extraction Steam Distillation
Aroma Dry and woody, reminiscent of cedar chests


Product Description

Baby Friendly Diluted Cedarwood Essential Oil for Topical Use

Name Baby Friendly Diluted Cedarwood Essential Oil 0.25%
Batch 23581
Species Juniperus virginiana
Part Heartwood
Extraction Steam Distillation
Class Sesquiterpene
Source USA
Color Red
Consistency Thin
Note Base
Aroma Dry and woody, reminiscent of cedar chests
Blend Ideas Bergamot, ChamomileClary Sage, Cypress, Douglas FirFrankincense, Jasmine, Juniper Berry, Lavender, Neroli, Patchouli, Rose, Rosemary, Sandalwood, Siberian FirSweet Orange, Tea Tree, Vetiver, and Ylang Ylang

We purchase only pure essential oils.  All of our oils have been tested through GC-MS analysis Cedarwood 23581

You’ll find that Baby Friendly Diluted Cedarwood Essential Oil may have a range of colors.  This one is a beautiful red, due to its origin as the heartwood of older trees and its aroma is some of the best I’ve smelled for that same reason. Grown here in the USA, this essential oil is reminiscent of school days for me

I love Baby Friendly Diluted Cedarwood Essential Oil in a variety of applications.  Its gentleness and antiseptic properties make it a great addition to respiratory blends for youngsters, in place of oils that they should have (like eucalyptus, rosemary, and cardamom).  If you’ve got little ones, you probably want to have this on hand.  Its also a great addition to natural insect repellants . . . no DEET on our wee ones!

It’s also a very relaxing oil.  I enjoy it in the evenings as I shrug off the stress of the day and settle in for the night.  I love that it can calm my mind so I can drift off to peaceful rest.  Mixed with Patchouli and Sweet Orange . . . Mmmmm!  Diluted, it can be awesome in a nice relaxing massage or a warm bath — great for easing aches and pains in muscles and joints, especially if you mix it with other oils that help (like Roman Chamomile).

Have an old cedar chest in your home that isn’t as fragrant as it once was?  Mix some pure cedarwood essential oil and a carrier like fractionated coconut oil in a spray bottle and spritz the chest.  You’ll be surprised that it’s revived to a lovely scent again.  And, like cedar, this essential oil will help repel unwanted insects from attacking Grandma’s handmade quilts!

In blends for oily skin, cedarwood is a fantastic addition due to its antiseptic and astringent properties.

I think it’s important to address some controversy that’s been created due to confusing two species.  Some claim that Juniperus virginiana is not to be used during pregnancy or breastfeeding, but they’ve confused it with Juniperus sabina, which is known to induce abortion when taken orally.  This oil is extracted from Juniperus virginiana and is on the FDA list as being acceptable to add to food for flavoring, so it’s pretty clear that this is not the same oil!  FDA guidelines are pretty strict there.  Juniperus virginiana (Cedarwood essential oil) is not known to induce abortion.

Due to its calming properties, Kid Friendly Diluted Cedarwood Essential Oil is a great oil for calming fear, anger, and anxious feelings, giving peace to your turmoil.  It has a wonderful ability to ground and balance me, helping me focus on what I need to focus on instead of all the negative my mind can dwell on.  It’s an excellent oil to partner with in your prayer room.

This Baby Friendly Diluted Cedarwood Essential Oil is a 0.25% dilution. Do not apply more than 5mL in a single day in order to stay within safe guidelines. An explanation of dilution formulas is found below. Carrier choices are fractionated coconut oil (FCO) or jojoba. FCO, which has no scent, is lighter but is not a “natural oil” due to the process it goes through — however, it’s best for damaged skin because that process also destroys any bacteria. Jojoba is more moisturizing and a natural oil that my skin loves. Jojoba also contains a natural antioxidant (you will notice in many of our safety statements that antioxidants are recommended for certain oils), so it will help the shelf life of oils that should have an antioxidant added to preparations. Jojoba does have a scent, so oils diluted in it will have a slightly different aroma than those diluted in FCO.

Our diluted oils are blended when ordered, assuring that you have no chance of getting old, oxidized oils in your blend.


Baby Friendly Diluted Cedarwood Essential Oil Safety Info

Tisserand and Young note no known precautions, other than the general safety guidelines for all essential oils (see below). ~ Source:  Tisserand, Robert and Young, Rodney. Essential Oil Safety: A Guide for Health Care Professionals: Churchill Livingstone; 2 edition (December 2, 2013). AZW3 file  Reading the full profile for Baby Friendly Diluted Cedarwood Essential Oil is highly recommended by your Terrae Oleum staff.


***Note that, for oils that are not sensitizers, Tisserand and Young’s max dilution can be figured as 30/Carrier mL*Max dilution.  This is because it’s a max dilution for a single application.  Our dilutions are figured at these rates and assuming that you will be using just a few swipes at a time, not an entire container.  They’re figured so that you could apply 5mL in a single day and be in the safe range for dermal limits.  Even though the dilution strength says something a little higher than what you see in his recommendations, you are using a safe dilution in our pre-diluted oils.***


This dilution strength is for babies from 3 months – 2 years old.


While we’ve made this clear that we are selling this essential oil to use topically, it does have pure essential oil in it and normal safety should be followed:


  • Never use them in eyes or mucus membranes (this includes mouth, ear canals, noses, genital regions as well as internal areas).  Even diluted, the strength of essential oils can easily damage these soft tissue areas.
  • Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner.
  • Oils diluted for children should be applied by adults.
  • If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body (after you have properly diluted the oil in an appropriate carrier).
  • Do not use diluted oils in a diffuser.  You will ruin your diffuser!



For educational purposes only. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Oral Safety is only given because many people have been told to take oils internally.  Because several people look to us for safety advice, we feel obligated to offer those safety statements, although we do not believe anyone should be ingesting essential oils without being guided by an expert.  Experts will take your medical history into account before they suggest oils for you to ingest, diffuse, or use topically.

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