Olfactive Description: Cedar, Balsamic, Woody, Dry
Warm and woody, Cedarwood (Virginian) essential oil is steam distilled from the wood of the Eastern Red Cedar Tree, juniperus virginiana. It’s also one of our favorite essential oils because it’s upcycled from leftover wood shavings from the furniture industry. We love reducing waste! This calming scent is often used as a warm base or middle note in sophisticated blends.
Safe for use in a variety of products, we recommend Cedarwood (Virginian) essential oil for use in candles, wax melts, tarts, and reed diffusers. It also makes lovely scented bath and body products like bar soap, liquid soap, lotion, and scrubs.
Candle Maker’s Notes:
If you’re seeking essential oils for candle making, Cedarwood (Virginian) essential oil makes our list of recommended essential oils. On our soy performance scale, this essential oil has one leaf out of three. So, while it is safe to use in candles and is true to the out-of-bottle scent, it has a light throw in wax.
Blends Well With: Clary Sage, Bergamot, Patchouli (Dark), Vetiver (Haitian)
Fragrance Wheel Note: Woody
Vibe Check: Mind-clearing, Grounding, Balancing
Suggested Colors: Tan
See our complete list of candle making dyes and soap colorants.
Storage Tip: Best stored refrigerated away from food products or in a cool, dark place.
Returns: Essential oils can only be returned with an unbroken, original seal on the bottle.