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Essential Oil Virginian Cedarwood

Perfumery Note: Base

Botanical Name: Juniperus virginiana

Aromatic Description: Virginian Cedarwood Essential Oil smells deep, woody and balsamic. It strongly resembles the aroma of cedar chests and closets.

Consistency: Medium and oily feeling

Virginian Cedarwood Essential Oil Uses

  • Anxiety

  • Nervous Tension

  • Concentration

  • Catarrhal Conditions

  • Coughs

  • Chronic Bronchitis

  • Cystitis

  • UTI

  • Oily Skin

  • Acne

  • Insect Repellent

  • Acne

  • Arthritis

  • Bronchitis

  • Coughs

  • Cystitis

  • Dandruff

  • Dermatitis

  • Insect Repellent

  • Stress

Virginian Cedarwood Essential Oil is one of the first three essential oils that I purchased many years ago. At that time, I knew next to nothing about its therapeutic benefits. Instead, I had fallen in love with the rich, sweet, calming, woody aroma that reminded me of the scent of cedar closets.

Since then, I have used it not only for its calming properties, but I find it to be comforting and beneficial when incorporated into blends that I use when a cold has me coughing. It can be helpful for all skin types, particularly oily or acne prone skin. It is helpful to use in insect repellent blends, and I sometimes include it in blends that I use for meditation and spiritual work to "soften" the heavier aromas (i.e. spikenard or vetiver) that I blend with for meditation.

Because Atlas Cedarwood is endangered, Virginian Cedarwood Essential Oil is a much more sensible choice for use from a sustainability perspective. See the Sustainability and Conservation Status section below for more information. Atlas Cedarwood Essential Oil and Virginian Cedarwood Essential Oil differ in aroma. Although I also love the aroma of Atlas Cedarwood essential Oil and consider both Virginian and Atlas oils to be oils of "strength," there are times that I prefer the softer aroma of Virginian Cedarwood Essential Oil. Virginian Cedarwood is a conifer. 

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