Dry, warm and woody, slightly acidic tone
It is a conifer of the Pinaceae family, native to the Middle East and the Himalayas. Acclimatized in Europe, it includes several species of 'fragrant' trees widely used for the ornamentation of parks.
Cedar wood has always been sought after for its intense fragrance. The palaces of Babylon, as well as the royal palace of Solomon would have been built using this species for its particular scent.
In Ancient Egypt, cedar essence and its resin were used in embalming solutions. Its wood was used to make sarcophagi.
This oil is most likely the first Essential Oil that was ever used for cosmetic and pharmaceutical purposes. Virginia Cedar Essential Oil is composed of sesquiterpenic ketones known for promoting the breakdown of fatty substances and give it lipolytic and anti-cellulite properties. Its richness in sesquiterpenes and sesquiterpenols makes it a very good venous decongestant and an active cleansing agent.
It also has soothing properties, mainly due to the presence of sesquiterpene carbides.
The Kiotis laboratory has shown, through scientific tests, that Virginia Cedar Essential Oil stimulates the production of the elements responsible for cohesion between cells.
This patented property reinforces the skin's barrier function and provides both protection and hydration.
Did you know?
Cedars can live for more than 2,000 years, however the oldest cedars are estimated to be about 1,000 years old. They symbolise immortality.