I love cedarwood for its numerous benefits but call upon it most when I am in need of a sense of grounding and peace. Cedarwood, for me, is like a warm, protective cloak that I call upon to reduce anxiety levels. Pompeii's cedarwood is rich, deep and pure. A wonderful asset to your essential oil collection.
Cedarwood (Juniperus virginiana) is INSECT REPELLING, SKIN HEALING, and STIMULATES THE RESPIRATORY SYSTEM. It’s useful in a chest rub to relieve congestion or to help fight infection. Its astringent (skin tightening) properties help with oily and acne prone skin while assisting in healing open blemishes.
Botanical family: Cupressaceae
Plant Part: wood, wildcrafted
Processed: steam distilled
Chemical family: Sesquiterpenes, Sesquiterpenols
Aroma: like fresh pencil shavings
Color: pale yellow to amber
Max Dermal Use: None suggested
Safety Concern: None suggested
Anti-infectious – protects against infection
Antiseptic – assists in fighting germs
Astringent – tightens tissue
Diuretic – assists in fluid reduction
Expectorant - removes excess mucus from the respiratory system
Insecticide – repels insects
Mucolytic – breaks down mucus
SAFETY: For external use only. Keep out of reach of children. Always dilute essential oils before applying to the skin and keep away from mucous membranes. If the oil is past it’s “use by” date or stored improperly, it may cause irritation and lose therapeutic value.
For educational purposes only. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We are not doctors or medical professionals.
We are passionate about aromatherapy and all things healthy and natural. We also believe strongly in the safe use of essential oils. To learn more about blending safely, we have a learning section devoted just to this issue: Drops & Dilutions.
Safety recommendations are based on Essential Oil Safety, 2nd Edition, Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young, 2014.
- Latin Name:
- Juniperus virginiana
- At a Glance:
- Cedarwood (Juniperus virginiana) is insect repelling, skin healing, and stimulates the respiratory system
- Wildcrafted, USA
- astringent, diuretic, insect repelling, expectorant, skin healing, mucolytic
- a-cedrene (23.12%), thuyopsene (22.65%), cedral (21.29%), b-cedrene (4.00%)
- Steam Distilled:
- January 2017
- Shelf Life:
- 8 Years (approx.)