Cedarwood Essential Oil

Species: Juniperus virginiana
Plant Family: 

Cupressaceae

Origins: 

The tree is native to the Eastern half of the USA.

Extraction: 

The Oil is obtained by steam distillation of the twigs and leaves of the tree.

Properties: 

Antiseptic, antispasmodic, tonic, astringent, diuretic, expectorant, insecticide, sedative and fungicide.

Usage & methods of application: 

Cedarwood is found in preparations to treat various skin disorders such as acne, psoriasis, eczema and oily skin. It should be diluted in a suitable carrier oil and used with care as it can be an irritant when used in too high a concentration. 

When burned or vaporised it's thought to have a positive impact on bronchitis, catarrh, congestion, coughs and sinusitis. It may also be of benefit mentally, especially for those suffering with nervous tension or stress related disorders. 

Blends well with: 

Cedarwood (Virginian) blends especially well with benzoin, bergamot, cinnamon, cypress, frankincense, jasmine, juniper, lavender, lemon, neroli, rose and rosemary.