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Red Cedarwood

Juniperus virginiana

red cedar wood shavings

Aromatic Note: Base note


This species actually belongs to the Juniperus genus.

A coniferous ornamental tree important to the lumber and furniture industries.

For incense, Red Cedarwood is mostly used as a burning base for making sticks and cones.


Family: Cupressaceae

Synonyms: none known

Origin: Much of the Northern Hemisphere

Parts Used: wood

Aroma Description: woody with hints of pine and citrus, slightly sweet

Cosmetic Uses: none known

Culinary Uses: none

Medicinal Attributes: has been used to treat diarrhea, colds, influenza, nausea, gastrointestinal disorders, candida, arthritis and rheumatism.

*Warning: Avoid if Pregnant*

Essential Oil: Yes, steam distillation of the leaves and bark. Note: the oil can be an irritant to sensitive people.

Mixes Well With: aloeswood, benzoin, borneol camphor, calamus, cassia, clove, frankincense, galangal, galbanum, iris root, musk seeds, nutmeg, opoponax, rhubarb, saffron, sandalwood, spikenard, star anise, storax, tolu balsam, turmeric, vanilla, etc.

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