Thursday, September 1, 2011

Cedarwood virginiana essential oil or Virginiana cedarwood oil

Cedarwood (Cedar wood) essential oil, juniperus virginiana, has a similar scent to camphor, but with a richer, woodsy, balsamic undertone. One of the oldest known essential oils, virginiana cedarwood essential oil is esteemed for its soothing and calming properties. Use steam to treat respiratory infections and clear sinus and lung congestion. Use as sitz bath to reduce pain and irritation of bladder infection. Add to hair conditioner to relieve eczema, psoriasis, skin inflammation, and dandruff.; Helps dry oily skin when used in a facial wash or spritzer.
Cedarwood Virginian is a tall, coniferous, slow-growing evergreen tree up to 33m high with a narrow, dense and pyramidal crown, a reddish heartwood and brown cones. The tree can attain a majestic stature with a trunk diameter of over 1.5m (5ft). Essential oil by steam distillation from the timber waste, sawdust, shavings etc.
Cedarwood (Cedar wood) Virginian essential oil, juniperus virginiana, has a mild sweet-balsamic scent that blends well with the following essential oils: sandalwood, rose, juniperberry, cypress, vetiver, patchouli, and benzoin.
Cedarwood virginiana cautions - Externally the oil is relatively non-toxic; but it can cause acute local irritation and possible sensitization in some. Always use in dilution with a carrier oil, and only with care, and in moderation. Avoid using during pregnancy. Generally safer to use than Atlas Cedarwood.
Cedarwood virginiana properties - Abortifacient, antiseborrheic, antispasmodic, astringent, balsamic, diuretic, emmenagogue, expectorant, insecticide, sedative (nervous), stimulant (circulatory).

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