Cedarwood 15 ml
Aromatherapy is a holistic healing treatment that uses natural plant extracts to promote health and well-being. Sometimes called essential oil therapy. Aromatherapy uses aromatic essential oils medicinally to improve the health of the body, mind, and spirit. It enhances both physical and emotional health. All essential oils at Spirit Earth Holistics are 100% pure and certifed therapeutic. There are no fillers or additives. We source all ingredients ethically and from around the globe in their indigenous enviroments. Please refer to the therapeutic benefits and uses for information on safety and how to use this specific pure oil.
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Therapeutic Benefits and Uses:
Cedarwood Virginiana Essential Oil
Botanical binomial: Juniperus virginiana
Other names: Red cedar
Country of Origin: U.S.A.
Part of plant used in production: Wood
Methods of production: Steam distillation
Description: A coniferous, slow growing, evergreen tree up to 35 meters high, a narrow, dense pyramidal crown, a reddish heartwood and brown cones. Native to North America, Virginian Cedarwood also grows in East Africa and China.
Characteristics: Virginian oil is colourless to pale yellow or pale orange with a woody-sweet, resinous, persistant mild odour. Some describe the smell as pencil-like.
Properties: Antiseborrhoeic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, astringent, diuretic, emmenagogue, expectorant, insecticidal, sedative (nervous system).
Constituents: Cedrol (1-32%), cedrene (15-31%), cedrene (1-8%), thujopsene (14-35%). Uses: Similar to Atlas Cedarwood, cedarwood virginian is used in perfumes, soaps, and air fresheners. It is also said to alleviate acne, scabs, dermatitis, psoriasis, seborrhoea of the scalp, alopecia, and dandruff. It has a calming effect on nervous tension and helps relieve anxiety and stress-related disorders.
Blends Well With: Bergamot, cypress, frankincense, juniper, lavender, lemon, lime, neroli, rose, rosewood, sandalwood, vetiver
Interesting Facts: The Indigenous peoples of North America used virginian cedarwood for respiratory infections, especially those involving catarrh.
Safety: Non-toxic, non-irritant, non sensitizing. Best avoided during pregnancy.