Cedarwood Essential Oil: Properties, Uses, Composition and Safety

Oil Name: Cedarwood Essential Oil

Botanical Name: Juniperus virginiana

Oil Overview

Cedarwood oil is yellowish-orange in colour. It has a soft and woody smell and has a high viscosity.

Oil Sources

It originated in North America and is extracted using steam distillation

Essential or Carrier Oil?

Essential Oil

Chemical Content

Cadinene, Cedrol, Cedrene and Cedrenol.


Herbaceous, Medicinal/Camphorous

Therapeutic Properties:

Antiseptic, Astringent, Diuretic, Expectorant, Fungicide, Insecticide, Sedative, Tonic

Possible Uses

Acne, Arthritis, Hair Care, Nervous Exhaustion, Nervous Tension, Nervousness, Respiration, Rheumatism, Urinary Tract Infections.


Irritant to Sensitive Skin, pregnancy: Not suitable for pregnant mothers

Detail of Warnings

If used in high concentrations, can irritate skin.
It should not be used during pregnancy.

Compatible Combination Oils

Bergamot, Cinnamon, Cypress, Frankincense, Jasmine, Juniper, Lavender, Lemon, Neroli, Rose, Rosemary


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