Cade essential oil should not be confused with the Cade oil used since Antiquity, it is obtained through pyrolysis of Cade wood.
Cade oil has healing, antiseptic and disinfectant powers but is only used in cosmetics in care products and shampoos, in veterinary medicine and in the phytosanitary field.
In Provence, it is still possible to spot ovens in the middle of the fields, remnants from the time when Cade wood was burnt and the oil recovered on the spot.
In the Middle Ages, Cade wood powder was used as an incense to ward off the plague or cholera.
Cade juniper berries enter into the composition of some drinks, like gin for example.