Recognized as a therapeutic oil from ancient times. It soothes and harmonizes. It makes a pleasant warm and woody room fragrance, the Tibetans use it as temple incense.
|County of Origin||USA|
|Therapeutic Properties||Anti-fungal, anti-infectious, anti-septic, astringent, CNS tonic, diuretic, expectorant, insect repellent, mucolytic, vein tonic|
|Chemical Family||Sesquiterpenes, sesquiterpenols|
|Approx. Shelf Life||8 years|
|Method of Extraction||Steam Distilled|
|Blends well with||Patchouli, Vetiver, Sandalwood|
History: Native Americans made a dark tea from the berries and leaves for dysentery, coughs, colds, flu and for an antiseptic mouth rinse. Cedar branches were soaked in warm water and applied to foreheads for headaches. They also used cedar to treat mumps. Smoking leaves and branches were used to relieve head colds, chest congestion and to promote childbirth.
Characteristics: 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.
Indications: Used for acne, dandruff, eczema, greasy hair, insect repellent, oily skin, psoriasis, arthritis, rheumatism, bronchitis, catarrh, congestion, coughs, sinusitis, cystitis, nervous tension and stress disorders.
Mode of Administration: Bath, cleansers, compress, inhaler, massage, mist spray, perfumes, soap, steam inhalation.
Safety: 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.