Description and usage notes:
Distilled from Juniperus virginiana sawdust and shavings. Cedarwood Virginian is the best source of the characteristic pencil-shavings note of the Juniperus oils having in addition the balsamic quality of the Cedarwood Atlas and sharing some of it’s fixative value.
Virginian cedarwood ages over time to acquire an increased balsamic quality (and darker yellow colour) while retaining the characteristic pencil-shavings note.
At Pell Wall we offer two forms – this product is the fresh material – stored in cold conditions after distillation to preserve the fresh, clean odour. The aged kind is also available. Besides being slightly cheaper, this form is better suited to floral, fresh and ozonic styles of fragrance and is generally more versatile.
According to Arctander: “The dry-woody character and the fixative effect of cedarwood oil, Virginia, make it almost universally applicable. The oil is frequently used as the only active perfume ingredient in room sprays, disinfectants, insecticides, cleansers and other industrial products, household products, etc. Mixed with Ceylon citronella oil, it was once a popular mosquito-repellent, but it has now been replaced by more active chemicals.”
This oil does not contain any of the 26 potential allergens identified in Regulation EC 1223/2009 concerning Cosmetic Products.