Cedarwood Virginia has an aroma similar to Cedarwood Atlas, yet not as sharp, as they are quite different plants. Cedarwood Virginia is actually a Juniper plant species.
Cedarwood Virginia is very soothing and helps to relieve mental strain, stress, depression, and insomnia. It has properties which can help to treat a variety of skin and hair conditions – acne, eczema, dermatitis, ulcers and psoriasis, oily skin and hair dandruff.
Its slightly masculine aroma makes it a positive addition to aftershaves and beard oil. It is also a circulatory stimulant which is great for massage oil and bath blends.
As a decongestant, it helps remove mucus from bronchitis, coughs, colds and flu.
Can also be used as an insect repellent.
Botanical Name: Juniperus virginiana
Method of Extraction: Steam Distilled
Part Typically Used: Wood/Sawdust
Country of Origin: USA
Description: Pale yellow-orange oil it has a sweet, balsamic, woody-pencil like odour.
Actions: Antiseptic (pulmonary, genito-urinary), Nervine sedative, Circulatory Stimulant, Antispasmodic, Expectorant, Astringent, Diuretic, Emmenogague, Abortifacient, Insecticidal.
Special use: Resembles Sandalwood to some degree. (Mucous membranes: skin, genito-urinary & respiratory.)
Blends Well With: Juniper, Cypress, Vetiver, Patchouli, Benzoin, Rose, Sandalwood.
Safety Data: Non- toxic – can be irritating to sensitive skin, Avoid in pregnancy. Use in moderate doses.
Aromatherapy / Home Use
Muscle & Skeletal system: Arthritis, Rheumatism.
Nervous System: Nervous tension & stress related conditions.
Respiratory: Coughs, Sinusitis, Bronchitis, Catarrh, Congestion.
Genito-urinary System: Cystitis, leucorrhea.
Skin Care: Acne, Dandruff, Eczema, Psoriasis, Greasy hair, Oily skin, Insect repellent.