Cedarwood, Virginia Essential Oil
Botanical Name: Juniperus virginiana
Common Method Of Extraction: Steam distilled
Parts Used: Wood
Note Classification: Base
Aroma: Soft, woody, sweet balsamic
Largest Producing Countries: USA
Traditional Use: This oil has been used as an insect repellant, and has many applications in perfumery and soap making.
Properties: Antiseptic, antispasmodic, astringent, circulatory stimulant, diuretic, emmenagogue, expectorant, insecticide, sedative
Benefits: Coughs, dandruff, insect repellant, nervous tension, oily skin, respiratory congestion, rheumatism, sinusitis, stress. Virginia Cedarwood may be diffused into the air as an insect repellant.
Blends Well With: Benzoin, cypress, juniper, patchouli, rose, sandalwood, vetiver
Of Interest: This oil is used as a fixative in perfumery. It is also used in the isolation of the sesquiterpene cedrene.
Safety Data: May cause skin irritation.
This information is for educational purposes only, it is not intended to treat, cure, prevent or, diagnose any disease or condition. Nor is it intended to prescribe in any way. This information is for educational purposes only and may not be complete, nor may its data be accurate.
As with all essential oils, never use them undiluted. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children. If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body (after you have properly diluted the oil in an appropriate carrier.