Western Red Cedar
Deeply sweet, uplifting and resinous, Red Cedar is a sacred plant used extensively by Native people of the Pacific Northwest. It is said to bring protection and positivity. This makes it excellent for clearing and refreshing spaces. The scent of cedar is known to have a therapeutic, calming and relaxing effect on the mind. Inhaling the aroma is said to help release tension from your muscles and get rid of stress, which is why it is popular in aromatherapy.
Our own wildcrafted, house-distilled Red Cedar hydrosol is naturally balancing and protective and brings moisture to the skin. It offers a woodsy, fruity and spicy aroma that is calming, uplifting and cleansing.
Internal use is not recommended as it contains the essential oil Thujone which can be neurotoxic if consumed in large quantities.
Only use externally and aromatically.
What are hydrosols?
Hydrosols are produced by distilling organic or wild-crafted fresh and dried plant materials into therapeutic and aromatic waters. All of our hydrosols that we make in-house are true hydrosols that result from the long and slow traditional distillation process using an alembic copper distiller from Portugal that is lead-free.
During the distillation, we do not separate the essential oils from the final product, so you can be assured that these hydrosol contain the full potency of the plant. We prefer to use fresh plant material as this allows us to capture not just all the volatile components of the plant, but more importantly, the cellular water from the living plant. This cellular water is usually lost under the conventional high pressurized steam runs for essential oils, or absent when using only dried plant material. It is this cellular water, imbued with nutritious minerals, phytosterols, antioxidants, and countless other natural botanical chemicals, that imparts our hydrosols with the water-soluble aromatic and therapeutic properties of the plant.
† The statements throughout this site are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Individual results may vary. Seek the advice of a competent health care professional for your specific health concerns. If you have a medical condition or are pregnant please consult your health care provider before use. Information on this site is for educational purposes only.