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Virginia Cedarwood Essential Oil

Virginia Cedarwood Essential Oil (Juniperus Virginiana)

$18.00 USD15 ml


This essential oil can be distilled from a variety of sources of Virginia Cedarwood.  It is a rich, dry and woodsy scent that can vary depending on what is being distilled. Sometimes, it is leftover wood from pencil making, sawdust, or other varieties of left over pieces of tree. This oil helps with swollen and painful joints from arthritis as well as common muscle aches. It is also tamer than Juniper Berry oil so you can try this if the latter was a little bit much for you.


Essential Oil Characteristics

The Virginia Cedarwood essential oil has an orange or pale yellow oily complexion with a mild ‘pencil wood’, sweet balsamic odor.

The essential oil blends well with rose, juniper, sandalwood, vetiver, patchouli, cypress and benzoin.

Virginia Cedarwood essential oil has a medium, oily consistency.

Principal Constituents

The Virginia Cedarwood essential oil consists of up to 80% of cedrene, 3-14% of cedrol, and cedrenol among others.

Scent Profile

The Virginian Cedarwood essential oil has a mild balsamic, sweet and woody aroma.

Perfumery Note: Base

Strength of Initial Aroma: Medium

Botanical Name and Family

Botanical Name: Juniperus Virginiana

Family: Cupressaceae

Synonyms: Red Cedar, Southern Red Cedar, Eastern Red Cedar, Bedford Cedarwood (oil)

Supplemental Facts

Serving Size: 1 Drop

Servings Per Container: 250

Amount Per Serving: % DV*

Daily Value (DV) not established

Virginia Cedarwood: 60 mg

Country of Origin

The Virginia Cedarwood essential oil is native to North America especially in the mountainous regions east of the Rocky Mountains.

History of Essential Oil

The Native Americans used Virginian Cedarwood to remedy respiratory infections, especially those involving an excess of catarrh. Decoctions of twigs, bark, leaves and fruit were used to treat a wide spectrum of ailments, ranging from rheumatism, arthritis, skin rashes, menstrual delay, gonorrhea, venereal warts, pyelitis and kidney infections.

The Virginia Cedarwood essential oil made an excellent vermin and insect repellent (woodworm, rats, mosquitoes, moths) and was used as a commercial insecticide with citronella.

Safety Data

Virginia Cedarwood essential oil is Non-Toxic (externally).

The oil may cause acute local irritation and possible sensitization to some individuals. Use the oil in moderation.

Avoid using during pregnancy.

Generally a safer alternative would be Atlas Cedarwood.



The essential oil is cultivated, harvested and extracted from the USA.

The Virginia Cedarwood essential oil is extracted from the wood of the plant.

The essential oil is wild crafted certified. Meaning, the oil comes from plants that are not sprayed or farmed with any kind of chemicals or pesticides. The plants are wild, organic and native to their own ecosystem. The plants are harvested in a sustainable and ethical manner.

The extraction and harvesting methods focus on sustainability of the natural ecosystem, ensuring that the balance between human needs and nature’s bounty can coexist in harmony. We ensure that every essential oil sent to our customers are in its purest and natural form.

Method of Extraction

The Virginia Cedarwood essential oil is extracted via Steam Distillation from the wood of the plant.

The botanical material (Juniperus Virginiana) is placed in a still and hot steam. The aromatic molecules from the plant material are released as the hot steam excretes out the oils kept within the plant material. The molecules of these precious and volatile oils escape the plant and evaporate into the steam.

The temperature of the steam is carefully controlled to ensure that the plant material and the essential oil are not burned but is hot enough for the extraction of the essential oils out of the plant.

The steam which contains the essential oil passes through a cooling system to condense the steam into a liquid. The liquid substance which contains both water and the essential oil are separated. The essential oils are then stored in a dark and cool environment to maintain optimal potency levels and reduce oxidation.


Cemistry Testing

Using industry best practices, the Virginia Cedarwood essential oil is tested with a Gas Chromotographic Spectrometer to ensure that correct beneficial compounds are at the essential levels required for a true therapeutic effect.

The essential oils must go through a meticulous quality assurance test to ensure that the essential oil has the right aroma, color and viscosity.

We only sell essential oils when they have met the required purity levels for therapeutic use.


100% Wildcrafted: Grown and cultivated in the wild and NOT commercially farmed.

100% Pesticide-Free: Grown and harvested without use of harmful pesticides.

100% Pure: The therapeutic grade Virginia Cedarwood essential oil contains no chemicals or dilutions.

View Certificate of Analysis for Virginia Cedarwood

Aromatherapy Home Use:

The Virginia Cedarwood essential oils is used extensively in room spray and household insect repellents. The oil has also been applied as a fragrance component in cosmetics, soaps and perfumes.

Virginia Cedarwood has been used as an antiseborrheic, antiseptic (pulmonary, genito-urinary), abortifacient, antispasmodic, astringent, diuretic, balsamic, emmanagogue, insecticide, expectorant, sedative (nervous), and stimulant (circulatory).

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All information contained within this site is for reference purposes only and are not intended to substitute the advice given by a pharmacist, physician, or any other licensed health-care professional. Apollen products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any health condition or disease.

Never use an essential oil undiluted unless advised by your health care provider and certified aromatherapist. Keep essential oils away from infants, children, and all pets.

While some of Apollen’s essential oils are medical food grade, we do not advise the use of essential oils for internal use unless they are prescribed by your health care provider and certified aromatherapist. Only your health care provider and certified aromatherapist can prescribe the proper dosage and usage. Please check with your health care professional and certified aromatherapist before ingesting any essential oils.

Additional Information

Weight 0.359 kg
Dimensions 16 x 12 x 6 cm

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