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Cedarwood Oil Virgina

Item#: 500489  CAS: 8000-27-9

Odor Strength: Medium
Odor Description: Cedar, cedarwood, balsamic, oily

Cedar is known for its clean, woody character.  Many covet cedar wood to line closets and cabinets, to impart its scent into clothing and other belongings.  Cedar wood oil Virginia is one of the most important varieties of cedar essential oils in the United States.  It is exclusive to fragrance, and is featured in formulations such as Christian Louboutin Loubicrown, Givenchy Bois Martial, and Hermes Hermessance Cedre Sambac.

Cedarwood Oil Virginia is derived from the Juniperus virginiana tree, commonly called Virginia Cedar or Southern Red Cedar. Theses evergreen trees grow in the Southern USA.  Typically, the essential oil is steam distilled from the sawdust and waste scraps from the logging and woodworking industries.  Older trees are favored for essential oil production because they contain more of the oil-rich heartwood.

Steam distillation is used to extract the fragrant essential oil from the wood material.  As the steam comes in contact with the cedarwood shavings, it allows the naturally-occurring aroma compounds to evaporate.  Then, this vapor is condensed through a cooling chamber.  As the steam condenses to water, the essential oil decants and floats to the top and can easily be skimmed off.  Cedarwood Oil Virgina appears pale yellow or sightly orange, and is rich in compounds such as thujopsene, alpha cedrene, cedrol, and beta cedrene.

Cedarwood oil is used in warm, woody fragrances for its signature “shaven pencil” odor.  It blends well with other wood extracts such as balsam and cypress.  To enhance its warmth, it is often blended with accords such as cinnamon, frankincense, and patchouli.  Sometimes, aromatics such as sage, lavender, fir needle, and neroli are used to bring whimsy and floral notes to cedarwood fragrances.

In aromatherapy, cedarwood oil Virginia has a plethora of uses.  It can be diffused to boost mood and invigorate the senses for increased energy.  It can also be used as a natural insect and moth repellent.

Vigon’s Cedarwood Oil Virginia

If you are interested in seeing a sample or placing an order, please email Nicholas Bourne at or call 570-422-6026.