Cedarwood essential oil (Virginian) - Juniperus virginiana - USA
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Botanical Name: Juniperus virginiana
Plant Part: Wood
Processing Method: Steam Distilled
Description / Color / Consistency: A thin pale yellow to brownish liquid.
Aromatic Summary / Note / Strength of Aroma: A middle note of strong aroma, this oil has a sweet and woody scent, and sometimes reminiscent of sandalwood. It is softer than that of Cedarwood Atlas, but stronger than that of Cedarwood Texas.
Product Abstract: The Virginia Cedarwood is a slow-growing, coniferous evergreen, reaching heights of 33 metres. It has a reddish heartwood and bears brown cones. Also known as Red Cedar, it is from the family Cupressacea. Originally used by native North Americans, Cedar is an important ornamental and timber tree of eastern North America whose fragrant wood is made into cabinets, fence posts, and pencils.
Cautions: Dilute before use; for external use only. May cause skin irritation in some individuals; a skin test is recommended prior to use. Contact with eyes should be avoided.
NOTE: This oil may form crystals during transit or storage. Gentle warming in a hot water bath and stirring may be required.
Storage: It is recommended that oils packaged in metal containers (for safe shipping) be transferred into dark glass containers to maintain freshness and attain maximum shelf life.