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: I like this oil, it's not headache inducing and it smells so much better than the cedarwood Chinese, which doesn't actually smell like cedarwood to me at all. It doesn't smell like a cedar chest and that is okay, I am not looking for that, I am looking for something that smells a bit more woodsy, like the cedar growing in the woods behind my house. I am excited about trying this one in a couple of different blends.
By:Lisa, Pellston, Michigan Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 03-May-2008
Rating: Maybe it's good in blends, but I'm not a fan of the straight oil at all. It smells exactly like a hamster cage to me. I was hoping for a deeper, richer, woody note. This is very light and fresh.
By:Eric, Manalapan, New Jersey Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 26-Feb-2014
Rating: great price, great true smell and so versatile! great insect repellent, i find it especially good for keeping flies off me.
By:Robert, Prescot, California Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 29-Oct-2013
Rating: I just received this oil today and am amazed by the smell of it. It smells like the inside of my cedar chest. Can't wait to use it in my bug spray. I will be buying virginian over atlas to sell in my business.
By:Rachelle, Six Lakes, Michigan
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 31-May-2013
Rating: This oil is exceptional. I use it in my insect repellants and even finicky kids will wear it. Buy some today, it will ruin you! :-)
Rating: I agree with the many reviewer below, if your like me you may have tried Cedarwood Himalayan or Atlas and while they smelled fine this is the one i imagined what i wanted cedarwood it to smell like, a true lumber yard or forest. The other two have a more sharp, spicy and even sweet aroma, the Atlas smells just like a more subtle Himalayan to me and costs a lot more, both lacked the pure woodsy smell i was desiring.The Himalayan is a lot cheaper and is great in blends but alone this is the cedarwood virginian is now what prefer most out of the three Ive tried.
By:William, Naperville, Illinois Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 19-Dec-2012
Rating: When you think of Cedarwood, such as what you might line your closet with to repel moths, or a warm woody scent that makes you smile and feel awake, this is the quintessential "Cedar" aroma. I have samples of all the Cedarwood essential oils and this is the one I will use to create a forest from a candle.
By:Rebecca, Playa Del Rey, California
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 16-May-2010
Rating: 10 Stars. My holy grail of Cedar!!! I have searched for a long time for a true woodsy cedar scent. I have tried several companies and different kinds of cedar only to be disappointed. They all had a weird, kind of sweet but a sickly, medicinal and not a good sweet. I use it for massage and steam. It is soooo nice. My happy place.
By:Diana, Marina Del Rey, California
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 08-Jul-2012
Rating: This went over well in my Cold Processed soap, as well as a body spray too! I have also used in in my hair, which is naturally oily, and it has helped decrease oiliness!
By:Melissa, Concrete, Washington Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 20-Sep-2011
Rating: Years ago, I spent countless hours making carvings from eastern red cedar(juniperus virginiana) and when I opened the bottle of cedar Virginia the transportation was immediate and total. I could almost feel my carving knife in my hand. The scent is absolutely true to freshly carved cedar.
By:Tiffany, Morrisville, Pennsylvania Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 24-Dec-2012
Rating: I absolutely love this cedarwood. Mix it with orange 5x for a fabulous scent. One of my all time favorite EO's.
By:Elizabeth, Syracuse, New York
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 01-Oct-2008
Rating: Love it. Perfect cedar smell, a bit lighter than the one I had previously.
By:Galatea, Aldergrove, British Columbia Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: This is my main woodsy scent in my household cleansers for people who are not in to sweet/fruity... I blend with cajeput or rosemary, To me it smell like fresh cedar chips.
By:Krissandra, Moses Lake, Washington
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 13-Apr-2008
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-Nov-2005
Rating: This has a lovely, woody essence with some bite. It is very good in blends that want a more earthy tone. It does have a bit of sharpness to it, but not overwhelmingly so.
By:Joanne, New Brunswick, New Jersey Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 22-Nov-2009
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: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: Very strong, I can see it working well with blends but I would never use it on its own. Smells a lot like the musty moth ball/cedar chest to me.
By:Chloe, Waterloo, Iowa Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 28-Jun-2009
Rating: ...a favourite in shampoos and conditioners for both genders.
By:Tracey, Toronto, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: A great cedarwood this one can stand on its own in a simple mint blend. I also like it blended with fir needle, oakmoss and a touch of rosemary. Thanks NDA!
Rating: I love this oil...the scent is very clean and masculine.
By:Robert, Manassas, Virginia Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 10-Jun-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: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: Great for my teen blend cleanser and toner as well as mens after shave!
By:Joely, Topeka, Kansas Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 15-Nov-2006
Rating: Very nice fresh cedar scent. Makes a very nice addition to soaps and bath oil.
By:Nancy, Brantford, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
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.
By:Candice, Sarasota, Florida Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 29-Jan-2006
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