About Our Taiwan Incense Cedar Essential Oil

The essential oil of Calocedrus formosana var. macrolepsis, or Taiwan Incense Cedar is a most precious, Far Eastern sacred fragrance that has antioxidant, antimicrobial, and antifungal properties. This stirring aroma, arising from the virgin forests of central Taiwan, is complex and deep and, driven by a symphony of sesquiterpenes similar to those in Agarwood, and shows incredible tenacity.

Why is this Oil Rare

The tree has a very limited native range of less than 5000 square kilometer, which makes the oil quite rare. It is highly esteemed for its valuable wood, which is used, as lore has it, in construction of temples. In modern Aromatherapy Taiwan Incense Cedar is one of the true rarities, distilled in small batches in the virgin forests of central Taiwan. There is no apparent industrial production of this oil.

Unique Fragrance

The essential oil of Taiwan Incense Cedar presents a Far Eastern sacred fragrance to which traditionally antioxidant, antimicrobial, and anti-fungal properties are attributed. This stirring aroma is complex and deep, driven by a symphony of sesquiterpenes, reminiscent to those in Agarwood, giving the fragrance an ideal meditative character. It is especially attractive for all those for whom the raw intensity of Agarwood might be a bit overpowering and who look for deep exotic wood nuances between Sandalwood, Benihi and Hinoki.

Aromatic Notes

Complex, smokey, deep, driven by a symphony of sesquiterpenes similar to those in Agarwood.

Direction For Use

Topical use: apply topically diluted in a carrier oil or undiluted

Other uses: used for creating blends or perfumes, spiritually uplifting.

Benefits of Taiwan Incense Cedar oil: antioxidant, antimicrobial, and antifungal properties


*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product does not intend to treat, diagnose, cure, or prevent any disease. If you’re pregnant, breastfeeding, or on any medications, please consult with a qualified health professional before beginning any new herbal products.

Product details


We will offer essential oils which, to the best of our abilities to ascertain, are truly genuine and authentic. This means nothing has been added nor taken out.




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Botanical Name

Calocedrus macrolepis