Cedarwood Virginian essential oil has a warm camphoraceous top note with a sweet, woody, balsamic undertone. Often used as a fragrance component in cosmetics and men’s fragrances. Cedarwood has a calming and relaxing effect on the body and is often used for treatment of stress related conditions. It can also be used for skin and respiratory problems.
- Latin Name
- Juniperus Virginiana
- Essential oil by stream distillation from the timber waste, shavings, sawdust, etc.
- Cedrene, cedrol, cedrenol among others.
An evergreen slow growing coniferous tree which can grow up to 33 metres in height, with a trunk diameter of over 1.5 metres. A brownish-reddish heartwood and brown cones. The bark is fibrous, and peels off in narrow strips
Cedarwood was used by the North American Indians for respiratory infections and excess catarrh. It is also an excellent domestic insect repellent.