A pale yellow or orange oily liquid with a mild, sweet-balsamic, 'pencil-wood' scent. It blends well with sandalwood, rose, juniper, cypress, vetiver, patchouli and benzoin.
A coniferous, slow-growing, evergreen tree up to 33m (108 ft) high with a narrow, dense and pyramidal crown, a reddish heartwood and brown cones. The tree can attain a majestic stature with a trunk diameter of over 1.5 m (5 ft).
The smoke of the cedar is purifying, and also cures the predeliction to having bad dreams. Cedar hung in the home protects it against lighting strikes. A cedar stick carved into three prongs is placed prongs up into the ground near the home to protect it against all evil. The Egyptians used its wood to build the doors of their temples, where the fragrance would stimulate the psychic centers of the worshipers. Cedar is used in incense burning in the form of wood shavings, resins, and the dried tips from branches. Cedar smoke is believed to prevent bad dreams. Used by Native Americans for purification, cedar is placed on hot stones during sweat lodge ceremonies. Smudge with cedar to clear the presence of undesirable energy. Cedar hung in the home protects it against lightning strikes.
- Gender: masculine
- Planet: Sun, Jupiter
- Element: Fire
- Gemstone: Amethyst, Sapphire
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Virginia Cedarwood(Juniperus virginiana)
Used for skin rashes, arthritis and rheumatism. Use in dilution only with care. The ancients used cedar for protection and purification rituals. Exellent scent for the Holiday season. Avoid during pregnancy.
1/3 oz roll-on
2 oz room spray