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Essential Oil Spotlight - Cedarwood (Juniperus virginiana)

Before I became an aromatherapist, I had never even heard of Cedarwood (Juniperus virginiana) essential oil. It definitely was not on my “to buy” list. If you do not already own it, you should think about adding it to yours.

Cedarwood is one of my favorite essential oils. It is a great alternative to any eucalyptus recommendation for a child. Since eucalyptus contains 1,8 cineole, it is not recommend to be used on children under 10. This is my go to oil instead of peppermint or harsh eucalyptus on children.

Emotional and Mental Uses:

Used for protection, purification of magical spaces, aura cleansing, dispel negative energies, exorcism and banishing rites, open spiritual channels, increases endurance during difficult times, supports confidence in challenging situations, grounding, strength, and meditation.

Physical Uses:

Used for Respiratory system support, excretory system support, oily skin and hair, tenderness, soreness, central nervous system support, tonic, and wound support.

Paired Crystals:

If you wanted to pair crystals with this lovely oil, blue lace agate, citrine, green moss agate, hematite, petrified wood, onyx, agate, lepidolite and tree agate are all excellent choices. Wear them as a necklace or bracelet, carry in a pouch, or just have in your pocket.

Blends well with:

Cypress, Frankincense, Lavender, Lemon, Rosemary


Diffuse, bath, massage, topical


Always dilute, old or oxidized oils should not be used. *1

Cedarwood has no known safety hazards or contraindications. Please dilute accordingly:

​In 1 ounce of carrier oil:

  • 0.5% (1/2 percent) - 1 years old to 3 years old (2-3 drops)

  • 1% - 6 years old to 10 years old (5-6 drops)

  • 2% - 10 years to adult (10-12 drops)

  • 3% - 4% adult bad cold, infection, acute pain (18-24 drops)

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Caution: The material on this page is not meant to take the place of diagnosis and treatment by a qualified medical practitioner. Since the actual use of this product by others is beyond our control, no expressed or implied guarantee as to the effects of their use can be given nor liability taken. Use at your own discretion. Any application of the recommendations is at the user’s risk. Sweet Willow Spirit, LLC disclaims any liability arising directly or indirectly from the use of this information and assumes no responsibility for any actions taken. This should not be used in place of traditional therapies but solely as a complementary means for bringing well-being. The FDA has not evaluated the statements on this website. No claims are made as to any medicinal value of any oil or healing modality.

*1 Tisserand and Young; Essential Oil Safety A Guide for Health Care Professionals: Second Edition. New York: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, 2014. Print

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