Virginia cedarwood(Juniperus virginiana) essential oil/USA wild harvest

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Olfactory Properties of Virginia cedarwood(Juniperus virginiana) essential oil/USA wild harvest
The mobile dark orange mobile liquid of Virginia cedarwood essential oil presents a rich, dry, precious-woody aroma with a delicate balsamic, sweet undertone. As the dry out deepens the aroma becomes dryer, more precious woods-like with a hint of punguent spiciness to it. There is a unique aroma that is part of the bouquet which reminds one of the aroma that springs forth when rain touches dry earth. The radiance and tenacity of the oil are very good

Blends well with angelica root and seed eo and co2; ambrette seed eo, co2 and abs; auracaria eo; bois de rose eo; benzoin resinoid and abs; birch tar eo; birch sweet eo; cade eo; calamus eo, co2 and abs; cananga eo; caraway eo and co2; cardamon eo, co2 and abs; cedrela eo; cedarwood eo's and abs; cedarleaf eo; carrot seed eo, co2 and abs; cassia bark eo and co2; cinnamon bark eo, co2 and abs; choya loban; choya ral; cistus eo and abs; citronella eo; clary sage eo and abs; copaiba balsam eo; coriander seed eo, co2 and abs; costus eo and co2; cypress eo and abs; elecampagne eo and abs; fir eo's and abs; frankincense eo, co2 and abs; ginger root eo, co2 and abs; guaiacwood eo; gurjun balsam eo; juniperberry eo, co2 and abs; labdanum eo and abs; lavindin eo and abs; lavender eo, co2 and abs; musk, black attar; oakmoss abs; opoponax eo and abs; oregano eo and co2; orris root eo, co2 and abs; pine eo's and abs; patchouli eo, co2 and abs; rosemary eo, co2 and abs; sage eo and co2; sandalwood eo, co2 and abs; spikenard eo and abs; spruce eo's and abs; tonka bean abs; valarian eo, co2 and abs; vetiver eo, co2 and abs

In natural perfumery the oil is valuable in incense creations; sacred perfumes, forest notes; amber bases, earth accords, new mown hay creations; russian leather notes; musk accords

Interesting facts about Eastern Red Cedar/Virginia cedar/Juniperus virginiana

1. Because of its rot resistance the wood is used for fence posts
2. Because the aromatic wood is avoided by moths it is in demand as lining for clothes chests and closets, often referred to as cedar closets and cedar chests.
3. If correctly prepared, it makes excellent English longbows, flatbows, and Native American sinew-backed bows.
4. Inner bark strips are pealed from the tree. Strips may be split into fine lacings and ties. Cedar strips were also used to weave storage bags and finely twined mats. Cedar strips also make a red dye. Cedar wood was splint into planks for use in lining birch bark canoes. Chippewa used cedar bows for bedding material.
5.Red cedar and other junipers are important to wildlife throughout the country. Their twigs and foliage are eaten extensively by hoofed browsers, but the chief attraction to wildlife is the bluish-black berry-like fruit. The cedar waxwing is one of the principal users of red cedar berries, but numerous other birds and mammals, both large and small, make these fruits an important part of their diet. In addition to their wildlife food value, cedars provide important protective and nesting cover. Chipping sparrows, robins, song sparrows, and mockingbirds use these trees as one of their favorite nesting sites. Juncos, myrtle warblers, sparrows of various kinds, and other birds use the dense foliage as roosting cover. In winter, their dense protective shelter is especially valuable.
6. Flutes made from red cedar wood were highly regarded by the Cheyenne.

Links for Virginia cedar/Eastern RedCedar/Juniperus virginiana

Wikipedia on Virginia cedarwood
NativeTech: Native American Technology and Art Indigenous Plants & Native Uses in the Northeast
Plants for a Future Database
Collections of the Nebraska State Historical Society By Nebraska State Historical Society
Native American ethnobotany By Daniel E. Moerman
Red cedar chests as protectors against moth damage By Ernest Adna Back
Eastern Redcedar