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Botanical Name: Juniperus mexicana

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Origin: USA

Method of Extraction: Steam Distilled

Characteristics: Cedarwood, Virginia, Juniperus virginiana –produces a pleasant woody aroma that might be associated with old-fashioned pencil shavings and the old cedar hope chest. It is a mobile but thick liquid with wide color variations from yellow to blood red. It is typically a very pourable oil. The oil is rich in sesquiterpenes with cedrol and cedrene being dominant constituents. It is strong and distinct and, like patchouli, makes a cost effective option in blends. A little bit goes a long way in soaps, perfumes and other products.

Respected aroma therapists claim success with J. virginiana as an antiseptic, astringent, diuretic, expectorant and sedative. It is good oil to distill during prayer, meditation and yoga. Other uses include acne, bronchitis and UTI. There are many more stories of other successful uses. It is also a sustainable product.

It blends well with other oils when used in moderation. When overused there is no running away from it and the blend runs the risk of being one dimensional.

Please Note: The information on EOQA.com is only provided for educational purposes, and further research should be done on each essential oil to be assured of its proper usage for each individual. Aromatherapy is not meant to be a replacement for care under a qualified health professional, but should be considered a complimentary form of healthcare.

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1 oz, 4 oz, 1 lb, 1 kg


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