Botanical Name: Juniperus oxycedrus
Plant Part: Wood
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Description: A large evergreen shrub up to 13 feet high, with long dark needles and brownish-black berries about the size of hazelnuts. The essential oil is obtained by steam distillation from the branches and heartwood.
Colour: Clear dark orange liquid.
Aromatic Scent: Cade Essential Oil has an intense, tar-like, woody, dry, smoky phenolic odor.
Strength of Aroma: Medium
Blends well with: Cedarwood, Clove Bud, Labdanum, Origanum, Rosemary, and Thyme.
Uses: When essential oils contain impurities, they can be purified by re-distillation - known as rectification. Cade Oil is often used as an ingredient of liniments and ointments for chronic skin diseases such as eczema, psoriasis and prurigo, as well as parasitic disorders and various types of fungal infections. The chemical properties of Cade Oil are also analgesic, anti-microbial, antiseptic and disinfectant.