Essential oils at a glance

Cedarwood Virginian

juniperus virginiana – image

“Good for anxiety, worry,
    and other stress-related disorders”

Latin name: Juniperus virginiana L.

Description of plant: An evergreen conifer tree native to eastern and central North America. Most specimens reach 50 ft (15 m) or higher. This species and other conifers used for producing ‘cedarwood’ essential oils are not true cedarwoods. True cedarwood essential oil is extracted from the Atlas or Himalayan varieties, which are protected species

Nature of oil: A pale yellow or orange liquid. The aroma is distinctly woody with a camphor tinge. The odour effect is warming, calming and grounding; a reputed aphrodisiac

Method of oil extraction: Steam distillation of the sawdust and wood shavings

Blends well with: Bergamot, clary sage, cypress, juniper berry, frankincense, neroli, petitgrain, rose, jasmine, oakmoss, rosemary, sandalwood, vetiver and ylang ylang

Specific precautions required: The oil may irritate sensitive skin; phototoxic. Avoid during pregnancy

Stress-relieving properties include: Good for anxiety, worry, other stress-related disorders, paranoia; improves focus, strength of purpose, stability

Medical properties include: Acne, oily skin and hair, dandruff, eczema, psoriasis, arthritis, rheumatism, bronchitis, catarrh, coughs, premenstrual syndrome


  1. Wildwood C. Aromatherapy. Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 1996.

For the best effects, it is advisable to buy pure essential oils. Products containing synthetic ingredients will not provide the same degree of benefit.

A word of caution about essential oils: The essential oils supplied with Aroma4U products are 100% pure and natural, but even natural products can have side effects if not used properly, and some degree of care is needed when handling them. Pure undiluted essential oils should not (in general) be used directly on the skin. Do not take essential oils internally. Essential oils should be kept away from children, pets and the eyes. Essential oils are also very volatile and, therefore flammable – keep them away from naked flames. Aromatherapy products are never to be used in place of medical treatment. If you are pregnant, epileptic, suffering from high blood pressure or already taking medication consult your medical practitioner or a qualified aromatherapist.

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Last updated: 01 January 2016

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