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Virginian Cedarwood Essential Oil
Common Method of Extraction
Plant Part Typically Used
Medium and oily feeling
Strength of Initial Aroma
Fresh, woody, balsamic. It strongly resembles the aroma of cedar chests and closets.
Acne, arthritis, bronchitis, coughs, cystitis, dandruff, dermatitis, insect repellant, stress. [Julia Lawless, The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Essential Oils (Rockport, MA: Element Books, 1995), 56-65.]
See Essential Oil Safety for more complete list of constituents.
[B.M. Lawrence, Progress in Essential Oils. (Perfumer & Flavorist 23 no. 5, 1998), 67-68. Source cited in Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young, Essential Oil Safety (Second Edition. United Kingdom: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, 2014), 240.]
Tisserand and Young do not indicate any special
precautions when using Virginian Cedarwood Oil. Reading Tisserand and Young's full profile is recommended. [Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young, Essential Oil Safety (Second Edition. United Kingdom: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, 2014), 240.]
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