• 5ml black glass bottle with silver label of LVNEA's blood cedar essential oil on black background
  • close up of a cut of blood cedarwood

CEDARWOOD, BLOOD | Essential Oil

  • $14.00

Pure Juniperus virginiana essential oil.

Blood cedar essential oil comes from a species of juniper (not a true cedar) called Juniperus virginiana (red cedar, eastern or southern red cedar, Virginian juniper, eastern juniper, or red juniper). It is a shrub or tree native to eastern North America from southeastern Canada to the Gulf of Mexico and east of the Great Plains, and is important to many indigenous cultures. The oil is distilled from the reddish heartwood of the tree.

It is used in aromatherapy and the perfume industry for its uplifting scent, and in soap-making for its scent and reddish colour.  It has an oily-woody and almost sweet, mild and pleasant, somewhat balsamic odour. In perfumery, it is a fixative.

ASPECTS: woody · dry · mild 
APPEARANCE thin orange-yellow to reddish
PLANT PART: heartwood

Presented in a 5ml or 15ml black glass bottle with a euro dropper top that may have to be removed depending on the viscosity of the item selected. Please note that essential oils and absolutes vary widely in thickness and consistency.

Essential oils, absolutes, and other pure plant extracts should not be applied to the skin without being properly diluted in a cosmetic carrier (such as jojoba oil, ethanol, epsom salts, etc.) Always patch-test when using an essential oil or absolute for the first time, and research whether or not the extract you are using is skin-safe and, or that it is appropriate for its intended use. Do not ingest essential oils or apply them internally, and avoid contact with the eyes. Keep out of reach of children and pets, and consult a knowledgeable health practitioner before use when pregnant or breastfeeding. Store in a cool and dry area.