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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.