Q. When is Cedarwood harvested?
A. Young Living’s Cedarwood is harvested throughout the entire calendar year.
Q. Is Cedarwood photosensitive?
A. Yes, Cedarwood is photosensitive.
Q. Why does Cedarwood have a UV warning on it?
A. We review all scientific research and data to determine the cautions for each product label. Cedarwood is known as potentially sun sensitive by several well-established sources due to reported cases where Cedarwood appears to have resulted in in photosensitive reactions.
Q. Is Cedarwood Essential Oil the same as cedar wood?
A. Cedarwood and cedar are two different trees. Cedarwood does not have the same constituents as cedar woods do. Our Cedarwood essential oil is from the Cedrus atlantica (Pine family) and is high in sesquiterpenes. Cedarwood is safe for topical and aromatic use.
Q. Cedarwood (Cedrus atlantica) trees are endangered. What is Young Living doing to help protect the plants and reforestation of Cedarwood?
A. At Young Living® we are committed to being responsible stewards of the environment and taking great care to preserve and protect our natural resources. These core values are demonstrated by our Seed to Seal® quality commitment, which promotes sustainable farming and sourcing practices, while enabling us to produce the purest, most potent essential oils in the world. Over the past decade, the deforestation of Cedarwood (Cedrus atlantica) has been highly controlled and regulated to ensure sustainability. We have verified that our Cedarwood essential oil is responsibly sourced and sustainable.