Main Constituents: Cedrol: 22.53% Thujopsenene: 20.31%
Plant Part: Wood
Processing Method: Steam Distilled
Description / Color / Consistency: A thin pale yellow to brownish liquid.
Aromatic Summary / Note / Strength of Aroma: A middle note of strong aroma, this oil has a sweet and woody scent, and sometimes reminiscent of sandalwood. It is softer than that of Cedarwood Atlas, but stronger than that of Cedarwood Texas.
Product Abstract: The Virginia Cedarwood is a slow-growing, coniferous evergreen, reaching heights of 33 metres. It has a reddish heartwood and bears brown cones. Also known as Red Cedar, it is from the family Cupressacea. 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.
Cautions: Dilute before use; for external use only. May cause skin irritation in some individuals; a skin test is recommended prior to use. Contact with eyes should be avoided.
NOTE: This oil may form crystals during transit or storage. Gentle warming in a hot water bath and stirring may be required.
Storage: It is recommended that oils packaged in metal containers (for safe shipping) be transferred into dark glass containers to maintain freshness and attain maximum shelf life.
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Rating: My favorite of all the cedar EOs. This one is very similar to Texas Cedarwood but smoother and rounder. It's an aroma that I could smell all day and never get tired of it. It reminds me of a walk in the woods. Mix that with NDA's black spruce EO and it will bring you to forest heaven without the mosquitoes and the black flies that goes in your eyes. Wonderful smell.
By:Luc, Gatineau, Quebec Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 19-Aug-2017
Rating: This is probably my favourite blending oil. It works with so many different combinations, from lavender to vanilla and everything in between, it seems. It adds a lot of depth to a scent blend without being overpowering in any way. A definite keeper.
By:A., Dawson Creek, British Columbia Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 20-Jul-2013
Rating: I love this eo and won't be without it. I diffuse it and make cp soap with it. I find the scent calming and warm. Very much like a traditional cedar lined chest.
Rating: Serious smoky aroma. Not my favourite of the cedars. Tried blending it for a room spray, and it obliterated the other EOs. I couldn't tolerate diffusing it. Perhaps I might like it in a soap or balm. My husband is attracted to it.
By:Nancy, St.catharines, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 26-Mar-2007
Rating: What's the flash point? I'm trying to use it in candle making and the throw seems non-existent. Does it have a lower flash point than most cedars?
Rating: Smells good in the bottle, very hope-chest-ish. This is the second strongest of the Cedarwoods I tried (Himalayan, Atlas Organic, Texan). Note it is a Juniper, along with the Texan, and they smell quite different than the Himalayan and Atlas. Diffused - smells Horrid - like locker-room B.O. For Diffusion I highly recommend the himalayan and atlas.
By:Stephanie, Lethbridge, Alberta Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 25-Sep-2015
Rating: Smells sort of like the eastern cedar we have in Quebec, but deeper and smokier. While I would like the cedarwood oil from the trees I'm more familiar with, it's lovely and deep. With ylang-ylang extra, will be something reaaaaaally nice.
By:Tamarah, Montreal, Quebec Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 10-Dec-2012
Rating: Woodsy, grounding scent, best seller for men and women.
By:Jan, Smiths Falls, Ontario
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 08-Dec-2013
Rating: I love the smell of this oil - it is so relaxing and soothing. To me it smells just like fresh cut cedar-wood.
By:Christa, Surrey, British Columbia Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 28-Oct-2013
Rating: smells smoother than the other cedarwoods I tried(himalayan, atlas) and sometimes you can wear everyday since it seems colourless but definitelly not as therapeautic than those others. Not astringent and just not as strong but there is a reason why it's there.
By:Rava, Toronto, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 29-Apr-2011
Rating: Great woodsy aroma. It smells like the cedar forests here on the West Coast, without the harsh Christmas tree scent some other Cedarwood EO's have. Lovely to blend, I use it with my Lavender, Bergamot and Ylang Ylang to balance everything out.
By:Stephanie, Coquitlam, British Columbia Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 13-Nov-2013
Rating: This EO is beautiful! A deep woodsy, earthy smell that isn't overpowering. I love it!
By:Jackie, Golden, British Columbia Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 03-May-2013
Rating: One of the finest scent we've ordered. For a reasonable price you get a smoky spice, lumberjack, fireplace, fresh cut wood, timber renaissance on your olfactory bulbs!
By:Joe, Edmonton, Alberta
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 12-Mar-2013
Rating: Love it. Perfect cedar smell, a bit lighter than the one I had previously.
By:Galatea, Aldergrove, British Columbia
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 08-Apr-2012
Rating: This oil smells like walking through the woods. I have used it in facial washes and soap. I'm going to keep experimenting with it to see how I can make interesting blends with other EOs.
By:Danielle, Surrey, British Columbia Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Apr-2010
Rating: This EO has a nice woody smell, it's a keeper for those outdoorsy blends.
By:Jackie, Porter's Lake, Nova Scotia Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 21-Jan-2009
Rating: ...a favourite in shampoos and conditioners for both genders.
By:Tracey, Toronto, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Jan-2007
Rating: Very nice scent, not too overpowering. It does have sandalwood undertones to my nose!
By:Yvonne, Brampton, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 08-Feb-2006
Rating: Very nice fresh cedar scent. Makes a very nice addition to soaps and bath oil.
Rating: I use this cedarwood in many blends, very useful oil, and this one is great quality. This cedarwood is a possible ABORTIFACIENT. Do not use if pregnant. It is very similar to Texas Cedarwood. Use for acne, arthritis, bronchitis, congestion, coughs, eczema, greasy hair, insect repellent, nervous tension, oily skin, psoriasis, rheumatism, sinusitis. Also known as Bedford Cedarwood Oil, Eastern Red Cedar, Red Cedar, Southern Red Cedar. Closely related to the East African Cedarwood, Juniperus procea.
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