Latin Name: Juniperus virginiana
Plant Family: Cupressaceae
Extraction: Distillation of the wood & wood 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.