Country of Origin
Native to North America, especially mountainous regions east of the Rocky Mountains.
Common Method of Extraction
Plant Part Typically Used
Strength of Initial Aroma
Virginian Cedarwood Essential Oil smells of a woody, rich, earthy, and balsamic.
Possible Substitute Oils
Atlas Cedarwood, Frankincense, Cypress, Sandalwood, Cistus, Himalayan Cedarwood, Sandalwood
Blends Well With
Bay laurel, balsam fir, bergamot, blue cypress, blue spruce, carrot seed, cinnamon, copaiba, cypress, myrtle, jasmine, juniper, lemon, neroli, palmarosa, patchouli, petitgrain, pine, rose, rosemary, ravensara, sandalwood, Spanish sage, silver fir, spruce, thyme tsuga, vetiver, white fir
Virginia Cedarwood Essential Oil Uses
Antifungal, antiseptic, aphrodisiac, anti-inflammatory, astringent, diuretic, expectorant, regenerative, sedating, relieves insomnia, antispasmodic, circulatory stimulant, antirheumatic, calms cough, reduces unsightly blemishes, slows hair loss, stress relief, grounding, reduces anxiety, fear and insecurity, concentration, catarrhal, bronchitis, cystitis, UTI, oily skin, acne, insect repelling, arthritis.
Major Constituents Virginia Cedarwood Essential Oil
See Essential Oil Safety for more complete list of typical constituents.
Source: B.M. Lawrence, Progress in Essential Oils. (Perfumer & Flavorist 23 no. 5, 1998), 67-68. Source cited in Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young, Essential Oil Safety (Second Edition. United Kingdom: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, 2014), 240.
Virginia Cedarwood Essential Oil Safety Information
Tisserand and Young do not indicate any special precautions when using Virginian Cedarwood Oil. Reading Tisserand and Young’s full profile is recommended. [Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young, Essential Oil Safety (Second Edition. United Kingdom: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, 2014), 240.]
Recommended Dilution Range
5%-Neat for some conditions
General Safety Information
Do not take essential oils internally nor apply undiluted essential oils, absolutes, CO2s or other concentrated essences onto the skin without advanced essential oil knowledge or consultation from a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. Read, Birkat Natural’s, Guide to Diluting Essential Oils, for general dilution information. If you are currently experiencing pregnancy, epileptic, have liver damage, have cancer, have any other medical problem, or are otherwise under the care of a physician, use oils only under the proper guidance of a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. Use extreme caution when using oils with children and be sure to first read the recommended dilution ratios for children. Consult a qualified aromatherapy practitioner before using oils with children, the elderly, if you have medical issues or are taking medications. Carefully read Birkat Natural’s Essential Oil Safety Information page, before using any essential oil. For in-depth information on oil safety issues, read Essential Oil Safety by Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young.
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