Cedarwood Essential Oil

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Latin Name Juniperus virginiana
At a Glance Cedarwood (Juniperus virginiana) is insect repelling, skin healing, and stimulates the respiratory system
Cultivation Wildcrafted, USA
Properties astringent, diuretic, insect repelling, expectorant, skin healing, mucolytic
Chemistry a-cedrene (23.12%), thuyopsene (22.65%), cedral (21.29%), b-cedrene (4.00%)
Steam Distilled January 2017
Shelf Life 8 Years (approx.)

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.

Current GC/MS REPORT CEDV-1005


Cedarwood (virginiana), Batch 0113

To learn more about cedarwood, please read this Fragrant Friday post by Liz Fulcher at the Aromatic Wisdom Institute.

Botanical family: Cupressaceae
Plant Part: wood, wildcrafted
Processed: steam distilled
Chemical family: Sesquiterpenes, Sesquiterpenols
Aroma: like fresh pencil shavings
Note: base
Color: pale yellow to amber
Max Dermal Use: None suggested
Safety Concern: None suggested

– protects against infection
– assists in fighting germs
– tightens tissue
– assists in fluid reduction
- removes excess mucus from the respiratory system

Insecticide – repels insects
– breaks down mucus
Skin Healing

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.)

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Cedarwood--like a warm, protective cloak of peace
Written by Christine E. Kiesinger, Ph.D. on 17th Apr 2017

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.