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Eastern red cedar oil, also known as Virginia cedarwood oil, is a pale yellow essential oil with a potent woody-cedar aroma derived from the wood of the eastern red cedar (Juniperus virginiana). We use this ingredient as a fragrance component in some of our products.
Juniperus virginiana is a species of juniper found in much of central and eastern North America. These coniferous trees grow 20 - 30 meters tall, with reddish-brown bark, and produce purple berry-like seed cones known as ‘juniper berries’. Juniperus virginiana is an important tree in Native American traditional medicine, with the berries and leaves used in infusions and ointments to treat ailments. The trees have light, durable, aromatic heartwood which acts as a natural moth deterrent and is valued for building clothes chests and closets. The wood, bark and twigs of the tree can be steam distilled to produce the essential oil, which can be used in pharmaceuticals, insect-deterrents and fragrances.
Botanical name: Juniperus virginiana
Other names: Cedarwood Wood Oil, Cedar Wood Oil Virginia, Red Cedar Wood Oil
Chemical class: Essential Oils and Waters
Main constituents: alpha-Cedrene, beta-Cedrene, Thujopsene, Cuparene, Cedrol, Widdrol
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