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.
When an essential oil contains any impurities, it can be purified by re-distillation - known as rectification. Cade Essential 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.
Native to southern France, this member of the Juniper family is now common throughout Europe and North Africa.
Non-toxic and possible sensitizing. Use well diluted. Avoid during pregnancy