Aroma:Dry/woody aroma, sweet/balsamic. The scent reminds people of pencils, and has a tobacco type note to it.
Latin Name:Juniperus virginiana
Country of Origin:USA
Cultivation Method:Harvested from Wild Growing Plants
Extraction Method:Steam Distilled
Aromatherapy Properties:Harsher and more irritating than the other Cedarwoods. It is best to use Cedar Atlas or Himalayan for skin therapeutic benefits. Warming, uplifting, and toning. Comforting and reviving. Considered an aphrodisiac in that it is grounding and inspiring at the same time. Confidence building. Long lasting, acts as a fixative (a fixative is a substance that binds other compounds, slowing down their evaporation and thereby making their fragrance last longer).
Suggested Use:Your closet should smell like Cedarwood to keep moths out, and you may want to place tissues with drops of Cedarwood (and Lavender), as well as your empty Cedarwood bottles, in your closet.
History:This oil has been used as a remedy by native Southwest cultures (USA). In former times, linen chests were frequently crafted from this wood to keep moths out. To date, clothes hangers are frequently crafted from this wood for the same reason. The ancient Egyptians used this oil in various ways, namely to embalm the deceased, for cosmetics and for perfumery. A popular incense ingredient still commonly burned in Tibetan temples (see Aromaland's Himalayan Cedarwood).
Specific Safety Information:Non-toxic, yet possible irritant. Avoid during pregnancy, and rather use Atlas Cedarwood for skin therapy.