Cedarwood, Virginia (Juniperus virginiana)
Cedarwood, Virginia Essential Oil Information
Common Name: Cedarwood (Virginia)
Latin Name: Juniperus virginiana
Plant part: Wood
Distillation Method: Steam
Distillation Date: January 2017
Shelf Life: About 6-8 years
Country of Origin: USA, Wildcrafted.
Aroma: The aroma of this cedarwood is a beautiful balsamic and lightly sweet one that is just dreamy! It has a nice woodsy aroma that is similar to my beloved Alligator Juniper, but is not as pronounced. The color is just as beautiful as the aroma, too! It is a deep red to brown color that is quite eye catching!
Personal notes: Growing up in Oklahoma, I was surrounded by these trees! I have always been deeply connected to them so I had to find a distiller that offered it. I like to use this particular cedarwood for littles when they have colds. I have found it to be soothing and can help break up mucous associated with respiratory colds. It also makes a wonderful addition to muscle tissue blends with the cedrene's anti-inflammatory actions.
Safety Data: This is essential oil is considered non-toxic and generally safe if used properly.
Usage ideas: Create your own soothing massage blend
- 3 drops of Cedarwood (Virginia)
- 2 drops of Chamomile, Roman
- 3 drops of Lavender
- 1 ounce jojoba
Emotional/Energetic Qualities: Grounding, calming during stressful transitions, helps take the load off the nervous system, balancing, protective while providing strength, can be used in clearing blends, and is soothing to nerves.
Recommended applications: Diffuse, topical application using safe dilution ratios, steam inhalation, inhaler.
Do not place on broken skin.
- This specific cedar is also called Blood Cedar due to its beautiful color.