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Cedarwood Essential Oil

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Name Cedarwood Essential Oil
Species Juniperus virginiana
Part Heartwood
Extraction Steam Distillation
Aroma Dry and woody, reminiscent of cedar chests

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Product Description

Cedarwood Essential Oil 100% Pure

Name Cedarwood Essential Oil
Batch JV717C8
Species Juniperus virginiana
Part Heartwood
Extraction Steam Distillation
Class Sesquiterpene
Source USA
Color Red
Consistency Thin
Note Base
Aroma Dry and woody, reminiscent of cedar chests
Blend Ideas Bergamot, ChamomileClary Sage, Cypress, Douglas FirFrankincense, Jasmine, Juniper Berry, Lavender, Neroli, Patchouli, Rose, Rosemary, Sandalwood, Siberian FirSweet Orange, Tea Tree, Vetiver, and Ylang Ylang

We source only pure essential oils.

You’ll find that cedarwood essential oil may have a range of colors.  This one is a beautiful red, due to its origin as the heartwood of older trees and its aroma is some of the best we,ve smelled for that same reason. Grown here in the USA!

Cedarwood is useful in a variety of situation.  Its gentleness and antiseptic properties make it a great addition to respiratory blends for children, you probably want to have this on hand.  Its also a great addition to natural insect repellants, which keeps the deet off our little ones.

It’s also a very relaxing oil.  Enjoy it in the evenings as you shrug off the stress of the day and settle in for the night.  It can calm a mind to drift off to peaceful rest.  Mixed with Patchouli and Sweet Orange it can be a great combination!  Diluted, it can be awesome in a nice relaxing massage or a warm bath — great for muscular and joint support, especially if you mix it with other oils that are also supportive (like Roman Chamomile).

Have an old cedar chest in your home that isn’t as fragrant as it once was?  Mix some cedarwood essential oil and a carrier like fractionated coconut oil in a spray bottle and spritz the chest.  You’ll be surprised that it’s revived to a lovely scent again.  And, like cedar, this essential oil will help repel unwanted insects from attacking Grandma’s handmade quilts!

In blends for oily skin, cedarwood is a fantastic addition due to its antiseptic and astringent properties.

It is important to address some controversy that’s been created due to confusing two species.  Some claim that Juniperus virginiana is not to be used during pregnancy or breastfeeding, but they’ve confused it with Juniperus sabina, which is known to induce abortion when taken orally.  This oil is extracted from Juniperus virginiana and is on the FDA list as being acceptable to add to food for flavoring, so it’s pretty clear that this is not the same oil!  FDA guidelines are pretty strict there.  Juniperus virginiana (Cedarwood essential oil) is NOT known to induce abortion.

Due to its calming properties, this is a great oil for calming fear, anger, and anxious feelings, giving peace to your turmoil.  It has a wonderful ability to ground and balance me, helping me focus on what I need to focus on instead of all the negative my mind can dwell on.  It’s an excellent oil to partner with in your prayer room.

With our pre-diluted oils . . . if diluted for kids is the highest dilution you see, it’s also the max dilution possible. Pre-diluted oils are in jojoba.

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Cedarwood Essential Oil Safety Info

According to Tisserand and Young, there are no known hazards or contraindications.  Cedarwood essential oil should still follow the safety guidelines below. ~ Source:  Tisserand, Robert and Young, Rodney. Essential Oil Safety: A Guide for Health Care Professionals: Churchill Livingstone; 2 edition (2013). Reading the full profile for Cedarwood essential oil is highly suggested by your DeRu Staff.


While we’ve made this clear that we are selling this essential oil to use in your diffuser, your inhaler, or topically (diluted), it is a pure essential oil and can be used as such.  With all essential oils:

  • Never use them undiluted, in eyes or mucus membranes (this includes mouth, ear canals, noses, genital regions as well as internal areas).  The strength of essential oils can easily damage these soft tissue areas.
  • Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner.
    Keep away from children.
  • If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body (after you have properly diluted the oil in an appropriate carrier).

  • Oral Safety is only given because many people have been told to take oils internally.  Because several people look to us for safety advice, we feel obligated to offer those safety statements, although we do not believe anyone should be ingesting essential oils without being guided by an expert.  Experts will take your medical history into account before they suggest oils for you to ingest, diffuse, or use topically.

    Cedarwood Blood • Juniperus virginiana
    Batch: JV717C8


    Component %
    α-Cedrene 32.49
    Cedrol 32.41
    cis-Thujopsene 12.73
    β-Cedrene 5.75
    Cedrene-V6 1.4
    Cuparene 1.34
    γ-Cuprenene 1.08
    β-Himachalene 1.07
    β-Chamigrene 0.88
    α-Bisabolol 0.72
    Cedr-8-en-15-ol 0.66
    α-Chamigrene 0.65
    Cedarwood unknown 0.65
    α-Duprezianene 0.62
    Cedrene isomer 0.48
    Cedarwood unknown 0.48
    Cedarwood unknown 0.43
    Cedarwood unknown 0.42
    Cedarwood unknown 0.31
    α-Acoradiene 0.3
    Cedarwood unknown 0.29
    Cedarwood unknown 0.28
    Cedarwood unknown 0.21
    Cedarwood unknown 0.21
    Cedarwood unknown 0.19
    Cedarwood unknown 0.19
    Cedarwood unknown 0.19
    Thujopsene isomer 0.18
    α-Alaskene 0.18
    δ-Cuprenene 0.18
    Cedarwood unknown 0.18
    α-Acorenol 0.17
    Cedarwood unknown 0.15
    Cedarwood unknown 0.15
    Ar-Curcumene 0.15
    Cedarwood unknown 0.14
    Junipene 0.14
    Cedarwood unknown 0.14
    Cedrol isomer 0.14
    Cedarwood unknown 0.14
    Cedarwood unknown 0.13
    Nootkatone 0.13
    β-Acoradiene 0.12
    Cedarwood unknown 0.12
    Cedarwood unknown 0.11
    Cedarwood unknown 0.11
    Cedarwood unknown 0.11
    Cedarwood unknown 0.11
    Cedarwood unknown 0.11
    Isolongifolene 0.1
    Cedarwood unknown 0.1
    β-Alaskene 0.1
    α-Funebrene 0.09
    Cedrene isomer 0.09

    1. Antifungal activity of organic extracts from Juniperus virginiana heartwood against wood decay fungi.                                                                  
    https://www.thefreelibrary.com/Antifungal+activity+of+organic+extracts+from+Juniperus+virginiana…-a0279613793

    2. The anxiolytic effect of Juniperus virginiana L. essential oil and determination of its active constituents.

    https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0031938418300106

    3. Bioactivity of Cedarwood Oil and Cedrol Against Arthropod Pests. 

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24690252

    4. Critical fluid extraction of Juniperus virginiana L. and bioactivity of extracts against subterranean termites and wood-rot fungi                               

    http://juniper.oregonstate.edu/bibliography/documents/phpswNEHw_Eller.pdf

    5. Effects of direct Cedrol inhalation into the lower airway on autonomic nervous activity in totally laryngectomized subjects

    https://bpspubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/j.1365-2125.2007.02992.x

    6. Effects of direct cedrol inhalation into the lower airway on brain hemodynamics in totally laryngectomized subjects                              

    https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1566070212000318

    7. Essential oil compositions of Juniperus virginiana and Pinus virginiana, two important trees in Cherokee traditional medicine

    http://www.essencejournal.com/vol2/issue2/pdf/2-1-15.11.pdf

    8. Preventive effects of cedrol against alopecia in cyclophosphamide-treated mice     

    https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1382668916301983

    9. Production, Yield and Derivatives of Volatile Oils from Eastern Redcedar (Juniperus Virginiana L.).

    http://thescipub.com/pdf/10.3844/ajessp.2005.133.138

    10. Summary of data for chemical selection: Cedarwood Oil

    https://ntp.niehs.nih.gov/ntp/htdocs/chem_background/exsumpdf/cedarwood_oil_508.pdf

    11. Topical Wound-Healing Effects and Phytochemical Composition of Heartwood Essential Oils of Juniperus virginiana L., Juniperus occidentalis Hook., and Juniperus ashei J. Buchholz               

    https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/b4cc/65d1ef91f679a992f19f1035e86f851dd49b.pdf