Living Libations White Cedar Absolute captures the deepest notes of this vivid, woodsy aroma. Extracted from the needles of Canadian White Cedar, the absolute perfectly encapsulates the richest aromatic notes of this majestic tree’s essence. White Cedar Absolute is a dark green liquid with a sweet, earthy resinous forest bouquet with a forest fantasia of fixative qualities for an array aromatic blends and pure perfumes that are sure to swoon admiration.
Botanical Name: Thuja occidentalis
Botanical Family: Cupressaceae
Extraction Method: Absolute
Part of Plant Distilled: Needles
Country of Origin: Canada
Cultivation Method: Wild
Composition: 50% Thuja occidentalis + 50% Organic Biodynamic Alcohol
Scent Description: Pungent, resinous evergreen with ambrosial undertones of green earth and elegant-fruity top notes.
Blends well with: Cedar, Silver Fir, Vetiver, Patchouli, Spikenard, Rose Absolute, Jasmine, Pine, Bergamot, Citron, Blood Orange, Lemon, Oakmoss, and Grapefruit.
Uses: The fine tenacity of this absolute makes it a first-rate fixative in perfumes, colognes, and aromatic blends. Makes for majestic mixes that may be used in ceremonial spritzes and delightful diffusions.
It is a coniferous cologne’s dream that captures the deepest notes of this grand tree. Known to Native North Americans as “Grandmother Cedar,” the aromatic needles of the white cedar tree have been used for many centuries for their botanical benefits.
In contrast to White Cedar Essential Oil, which is steam distilled, White Cedar Absolute concentrates in base-notes that add the depth of a drum to the essential oil version’s string instrument song. The absolute is a more viscous liquid containing a forest of fragrance that adds an unparalleled depth of deep deliciousness to colognes, perfumes and aromatic blends that will send the inhaler into rapturous receptivity, cosmic contemplation.
“Three hundred million years ago, essential oils as we know them today were the ubiquitous secondary substances in the coniferous needle trees. At this stage of development, it proved successful for these plants to produce essential oils made predominantly of monoterpenes. Because of the needle trees, we know that limonene, pinene, borneol, carvacrol, and thymol, among others, have figured prominently in the chemistry of life on this planet. Some trees that were prolific in this period [include] Thuja occidentalis.”
~ Kurt Schnaubelt, Advanced Aromatherapy