Cedarwood Virginiana - EO 10ML
Cedarwood Virginian essential oil has a mild sweet balsamic aroma. It helps maintain healthy circulation and can help everyday stresses and strains.
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How to use?
4-5 drops in bath, on tissue or in a vaporiser. 15 drops in 50ml carrier.
WARNING – do not apply undiluted or internally. Keep away from children and eyes. Store in cool, dark place.
|Latin Name||Juniperus virginiana |
|Synonyms||Red Cedar, eastern red cedar, Southern red cedar, Bedford Cedarwood |
|Plant family||Cupressaceae |
|Extraction||Steam distillation of the timber waste, sawdust, shavings etc.|
|Origin||North America, especially mountainous regions east of the Rocky mountains. |
|Plant characteristics||Conifrerous, slow-growing, evergreen tree up to 33 meters high with narrow, dense and pyramidal crown, a reddish heartwood and brown cones. The tree can attain a majestic stature with a trunk diameter of over 1.5 meters.|
|Oil characteristics||A pale yellow or orange oily liquid with a mild, sweet-balsamic, ‘pencil-wood’ scent. |
|Traditional use||The North American Indians used it for respiratory infections, especially those involoving an excess of cattarah. Decorations of leaves, bark, twigs and fruit were used to treat a variety of aliments; menstrual delay, rheumatism, arthritis, warts, gonorrhea, pyelitis and kidney infections. |
|Blends well with||Sandalwood, Rose, Juniper, Cypress, Vetiver, Patchouli and Benzoin. |
|Cautions and comments||Use in dilution and with care, in moderation. Avoid during pregnancy. |
|Main chemical constituents||Cedrene (up to 80%) cedrol (3-14%) and cedrenol |