Cedarwood Virginia Essential Oil

£6.56 £12.75

Steam distilled from the timber waste, Cedarwood Virginian has a mild sweet balsamic aroma. It helps maintain healthy circulation and can help everyday stresses and strains.

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Description

Cedarwood Virginia | Latin Name: Juniperus Virginiana | Family: Cupressaceae | Extraction: Distillation | Plant Part: Wood, Sawdust, Shavings

Cedarwood Virginia Essential Oil is a pale yellow or orange oily liquid with a mild, sweet-balsamic, ‘pencil-wood’ scent.

Coniferous, slow-growing, evergreen tree up to 33 meters high with narrow, dense and pyramidal crown, reddish heartwood and brown cones. The tree can attain a majestic stature with a trunk diameter of over 1.5 meters. There are many cultivars of Red Cedar, its European relative a shrubby red cedar, also known as savin. It’s also closely related to the East African Cedarwood. It is Native to North America, especially mountainous regions east of the Rock Mountains.

Blends

Blends well with Benzoin, Bergamot, Cinnamon, Clary Sage, Cypress, Frankincense, Jasmine, Juniper, Lavender, Neroli, Lemon, Linden Blossom, Rose, Rosemary, Mandarin, Sandalwood, Vetiver, Patchouli and Ylang Ylang.

Cedarwood is a BASE note – Essential Oil Notes & Odours

Properties

Abortifacient, anti-seborrheic, antiseptic (pulmonary, genitor-urinary), antispasmodic, balsamic, diuretic, emmenagogue, expectorant, insecticide, sedative (nervous), stimulant (circulatory). The oil is used in aromatherapy to help treat acne, dandruff, eczema, greasy hair, insect repellent, oily skin, psoriasis, arthritis, rheumatism, bronchitis, catarrh, congestion, coughs, sinusitis, cystitis, leucorrhoea, nervous tension and stress-related disorders.

Essential Oil Properties & Meanings

Herbal & Folk Tradition

The North American Indians used it for respiratory infections, especially those involving an excess of catarrh. Decorations of leaves, bark, twigs and fruit were used to treat a variety of ailments; menstrual delay, rheumatism, arthritis, warts, gonorrhoea, pyelitis and kidney infections. It is an excellent insect and vermin repellent (mosquitoes, moths, woodworm, rats etc) and was once used with citronella as a commercial insecticide.

Safety Data & MSDS

Externally the oil is relatively non-toxic, can cause acute local irritation and possible sensitisation in some individuals. Use in dilution and with care, in moderation. Avoid during pregnancy, generally safer to use than Atlas Cedarwood.

Cedrene (up to 80%) cedrol (3-14%) and cedrenol.

Cedarwood Virginia MSDS
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