Cedar Virginia Essential Oil

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Other Names
Red Cedar
Farming Method
Wildcrafted
Plant Part
Wood
Country of Origin
Canada
Application Method
Bath, Diffusion, Inhalation, Massage, and Topical
Scientific Name
Juniperus virginiana
Extraction Method
Steam Distilled

About the Plant:

The majestic Virginia Cedar is an aromatic redwood tree that grows up to 60 feet tall in a compact, pyramid-like shape. Over time, this slow-growing variety of Cedar spreads its branches more widely. With age, the wood from Cedar trees gradually reddens in color and its essential oil improves in the aroma.

It is a pioneer invader, which means that it is one of the first trees to repopulate cleared, eroded or otherwise damaged land. It is unusually long lived among pioneer species, with the potential to live over 850 years. Juniperus virginiana is also called Red Cedar. The cones shed pollen in late winter or early spring. The trees are reddish heartwood that bears brown cones.

Where It Grows:

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. Virginia Cedar is native to North America and is mostly cultivated in the Southeast United States and various parts of Canada. Amrita® Aromatherapy is proud to carry Virginia Cedar from Canada.

Traditional Uses and Lore:

Traditionally, the wood from the Virginia Cedar, native to North America, has been celebrated by craftsmen for making excellent quality furniture. Early Americans also found Virginia Cedar to be a helpful remedy for skin problems, arthritis, and respiratory issues.*

Other Facts:

  • Scent: Dry, Oily-Woody, Smooth, Mildly Rich, Somewhat Sweet, and Balsamic Aroma
  • Fragrance Note: Base Note
  • Composition: α-Cedrene, β-Cedrene, Thujopsene, and Cedrol
  • Family: Cupressaceae Family

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

  • Soothes Nerves
  • Deters Insects
  • Promotes Harmony and Clarity

Cedar Virginia Essential Oil helps aspects of your mind from soothing nerves to promoting harmony and clarity.* This is due to the high percentage of cedrol in this oil; it gives a sedative effect because of its inhibition of dopamine.* Virginia Cedar Essential Oil is calming for the nervous system, but is more useful for chronic nervous conditions than acute ones.*

Virginia Cedarwood, also known as Red Cedar or Eastern Red Cedar, essential oil is actually from a Juniper species, or Juniperus virginiana. However, the aroma is that of Cedar – woody and smooth, and reminiscent of an old cedarwood chest. This is why it has long been known to repel moths and other insects.* Virginia Cedar has also been used in folk medicine to clear warts, rashes like eczema and psoriasis, congestion, and to treat arthritis.*

Topical Application (for use on the skin):

  • Overall Topical Application: Dilute up to 3-5% in any carrier oil (15-25 drops per tablespoon of carrier oil) for the following and apply to affected areas:
    • Respiratory System:
      • Calms / Soothes Inflamed Bronchi
      • Helps Clear Congestion / Coughs
    • Nervous System:
      • Alleviates Nervous Tension
      • Promotes Harmony and Clarity of the Mind
      • Reduces Symptoms of Chronic Anxiety
    • Musculoskeletal System:
      • Assists with Pain / Inflammation
      • Reduces Symptoms of Arthritis / Rheumatism
     

 

  • Whole Body Massage: Dilute up to 2% in any carrier oil (10 drops per tablespoon of carrier oil) for the following:
    • Musculoskeletal System:
      • Assists with Pain / Inflammation
      • Reduces Symptoms of Arthritis / Rheumatism
    • Nervous System:
      • Alleviates Nervous Tension
      • Promotes Harmony of the Mind
      • Reduces Symptoms of Chronic Anxiety

 

  • Aromatic Bath: Dilute in bath salts or milk or similar before adding to a full bath for the following:
    • Musculoskeletal System:
      • Assists with Pain / Inflammation
      • Reduces Symptoms of Arthritis / Rheumatism
    • Nervous System:
      • Alleviates Nervous Tension
      • Promotes Harmony and Clarity of the Mind
      • Reduces Symptoms of Chronic Anxiety
    • Respiratory System:
      • Helps Clear Congestion / Coughs
     
 
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Diffusion / Inhalation (add a few drop to a nebulizer or nasal diffuser):

  • Respiratory System:
    • Calms / Soothes Inflamed Bronchi
    • Helps Clear Congestion / Coughs
  • Nervous System:
    • Alleviates Nervous Tension
    • Promotes Harmony and Clarity of the Mind
    • Reduces Symptoms of Chronic Anxiety

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Safety Precautions:

  • Virginia Cedar Essential Oil can be skin irritating.*
    • Use in low concentrations.*
  • Virginia Cedar Essential Oil is non-sensitizing.*
  • Do not use during pregnancy or breast feeding.*

General Precautions:

  • Use essential oils only in diluted form on the skin and never internally.
  • Always be careful when using essential oils with children.
  • Give them only low doses, or better, consult a qualified aromatherapy expert before using.
  • Also, use essential oils with care and only under the proper guidance of an expert while pregnant or if you have liver damage, epilepsy, cancer, or other serious health problems.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

The Virginia Cedarwood tree is a majestic tree and imparts an energetic strength and fortitude.* It is grounding and calming properties that help us to feel more centered and balanced.* This oil brings depth and meaning if you have feelings that are a bit lost or confused.* When using this oil, you feel the wisdom and clarity of the tree being infused into your energy.*

The woody, fresh scent of Virginia Cedar Essential Oil is reminiscent of opening a box of freshly sharpened pencils on a crisp Fall morning during the first day of school. Although the wood has been used for basic items ranging from moth-repellent furniture to classroom pencils, the essential oil also has some handy health benefits.* All types of cedarwood essential oil have been used extensively to ward off insects and rodents.* Cigar boxes used to be made of cedarwood for this reason. Great buildings (including Solomon’s temple) used cedar not only because it continues to exhale its fragrance for hundreds of years but also because it is less liable to attack by insects.*

Virginia Cedar Essential Oil does an excellent job at clearing infections and relieving nervous tension, which makes a strong case for why the aroma of Cedar pencils would be soothing to students during an exam!* Many people find the calming properties can also be comforting and beneficial when incorporated into blend for cold care and lung congestion.*

Lastly, Virginia Cedar Essential Oil is often used in blends to assist with pain and inflammation management.* It has also been considered to help relieve muscular tension and has been used in the treatment of arthritis and rheumatism.*

The following is a list of conditions which Virginia Cedar Essential Oil addresses by category:

  • Respiratory System:
    • Calms and Soothes Inflamed Bronchi
    • Helps Clear Congestion / Coughs
  • Nervous System:
    • Alleviates Nervous Tension
    • Promotes Harmony and Clarity of the Mind
    • Reduces Symptoms of Chronic Anxiety
  • Musculoskeletal System:
    • Assists with Pain / Inflammation
    • Reduces Symptoms of Arthritis / Rheumatism
 

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Bottles are filled by volume. Some bottle sizes may not be filled to the top, but do contain the volume of oil specified.

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