Botanical Name: Cedrus deodora
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled Essential Oil
Plant Part: Wood
Use: Aromatherapy / Natural Perfumery
Note: Base note
Aroma: Dry, woody, warm, balsami
Blends well with: Rosewood, Bergamot, Cypress, Cassia, Jasmine, Juniper, Neroli, Labdanum, Frankincense, Clary Sage, Vetiver, Rosemary, Ylang-ylang.
Himalayan Cedarwood oil is collected from evergreen Cedrus Deodara which grows on slopes of Himalayas in northern India at elevations of 1650 - 2400m. It is a yellow viscous oil, which has been used for centuries. Cedar wood oils in generals are the earliest known essential oils used by humanity for aroma and medicinal use. Cedarwood oil was extensively used by ancient Egyptians in making cosmetics and perfumes. It is also one of the ingredients of 'mithridat', which is an antidote for poison that was used by royals, centuries ago. Today, this oil is used extensively to cure various health problems like kidney disorders, arthritis, skin and respiratory problems, and the list goes on. As result of its medicinal values, the oil is in great demand in aromatherapy. Because of the soothing effect of its aroma, this oil is used during meditation as the aroma uplifts the spirit and calms the mind.
Cedarwood (Himalayan) Essential Oil, also called Tibetan Cedarwood, has been used for fungal growths, muscular aches and pains, removing warts, rheumatism, skin afflictions, as well as cosmetics, perfumes, and scenting soaps. It is reputed to have antiseptic, anti-putrescent, anti-seborrhoeic, aphrodisiac, astringent, diuretic, expectorant, fungicidal, mucolytic, sedative (nervous), stimulant (circulatory) and tonic properties.
This information is for educational purposes only, it is not intended to treat, cure, prevent or, diagnose any disease or condition. Nor is it intended to prescribe in any way. This information is for educational purposes only and may not be complete, nor may its data be accurate.
As with all essential oils, never use them undiluted. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children. If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body (after you have properly diluted the oil in an appropriate carrier.)