- Color: Clear
- Oil Consistency: Medium and oily feeling
- Perfumery Note: Base
- Initial Aroma Strength: Medium
- Scent: Fresh, woody, balsamic. It strongly resembles the aroma of cedar chests and closets.
Action: Antiseborrheic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, tonic, astringent, diuretic, emmenagogue, expectorant, insecticidal, sedative, fungicide.
Benefits, Indications: In aromatherapy, virginian cedarwood essential oil is used to treat muscular aches and pains, painful joints, rheumatism and arthritis. Although milder in action than juniper berry, it still has an influence on the kidneys and bladder, and creates an effective synergy when they are all blended together for use in the bath or for massage.
Its astringent and antiseptic properties are ideal for treating acne and oily skin conditions as well as coughs and colds.
Cedarwood oil benefits the skin by its sedating ability which relieves itching. Its astringent action is great for acne, oily skin, as well as for hair and dandruff. It helps with chest and urinary infections, acts as a general tonic and has a pronounced effect on mucus membranes. It has a calming and soothing effect on the mind and is of great help in conditions associated with anxiety and nervous tension.
It is also of value in cases of arthritis and rheumatism.
Chemical Constituents: A-cedrene, b-cedrene, thujopsene, other sesquiterpenes, cedrol, widdrol
Precautions: Generally considered nontoxic, non-irritating and non-sensitizing, it should be avoided during pregnancy and with those who have epilepsy.
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