Cedars are thought to offer longevity and so the trees have traditionally been grown in graveyards, and the oil it yields used for embalming in ancient Egypt, and as incense in the East and Tibet.
Source: Juniperus virginiana is native to North America and Canada.
Extraction: Cedarwood Virginian essential oil is obtained by steam distillation of the wood of the evergreen coniferous tree.
Aroma: Cedarwood Virginian essential oil has a stimulating, refreshing and woody scent similar to lead pencil shavings.
Fragrance note: Base.
Properties: Cedarwood Virginian essential oil is stimulating, refreshing and toning. It is used for its uplifting and antiseptic properties. Good for balancing oily skin and refreshing during a cold when inhaled in a steam bath.
Uses: Massage, baths, vaporization and can be added to a base emollient.
Blends well with: Black Pepper, Juniper, Lavender, Lemon, Neroli, Roman Chamomile and Sweet Marjoram.
Caution: Ensure proper dilution of Cedarwood Virginian essential oil. Avoid during pregnancy.