Description: This species actually belongs to the Juniperus genus. A coniferous ornamental tree important to the lumber and furniture industries. For incense, Red Cedarwood is mostly used as a burning base for making sticks and cones.
Synonyms: none known
Origin: Much of the Northern Hemisphere
Parts Used: wood
Aroma Description: woody with hints of pine and citrus, slightly sweet
Cosmetic Uses: none known
Culinary Uses: none
Medicinal Attributes: used to be used to treat coughs, colds and headaches. Now considered too toxic for medicinal use.
Element Association: Fire
Planetary Association: Sun
Aromatic Note: Base note
Essential Oil: Yes, but extremely toxic. May cause irritation and allergic reactions.
Mixes Well With:
burgundy pitch, calamus,
hyssop, iris root,
juniper, lemon balm, oakmoss,
white sage, desert
spikenard, tolu balsam,
vetiver, guaiacwood, orange peel, etc.
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