Canadian Naturals

Canadian NaturalsCedar - Eastern White - Oil

Thuja occidentalis - Canada


Eastern White Cedar essential oil is sourced from the northeastern part of Canada, throughout the Great Lakes region. The colorless to pale yellow oil is obtained from the needles and twigs of the Thuja occidentalis tree through steam distillation.

Olfactive Profile

Sharp, woody, camphoreous, mentholated, fresh, green, herbaceous.


Flavor Profile

Food grade limit thujone.

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Thuja occidentalis, a member of the Cupressaceae family, is a resineous tree of Eastern North America. It can reach
heights between 15 to 20 meters, has red-brown bark and has fan-like branches with scaly leaves. The foliage forms in
flat sprays.


Known as the Tree of Life, the White Cedar has an incredibly long lifespan. It is one of the longest living trees in Canada and Eastern North America. The name, Tree of Life, is also due to its extensive medicinal and external uses by the Indigenous Peoples.


Applications include fine fragrance and cosmetics.

Technical Sheet

Botanical name: Thuja occidentalis
Botanical family: Cupressaceae
Accepted synonyms: Eastern Arborvitae
Common names: White Cedar
Origin: Eastern North America
Source: Canada

Cultivation method: 80% from of the cultivated cedar hedge clippings and 20% from wild harvest
Harvest period: May to October
Plant part used: Leaves and twigs
Method of extraction: Steam distillation
Main components: Thujone, Fenchone, Sabinene, Camphene, α-Pinene, I-Limonene, Terpinen-4-ol

CAS: 8007-20-3 / 90131-58-1
INCI: Thuja occidentalis leaf oil
FEMA: 2267
EC: 290-370-1
Appearance: Colorless to pale yellow liquid with a characteristic odor


Certifications and Declarations:

IFRA (International Fragrance Association)_FR     Halal certifcat Logo  REACH (Enregistrement, évaluation, et restriction des substances chimiques) de l’ECHA (Agence européenne des produits chimiques)

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  • GMO-Free
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