Oil Summary: Himalayan Cedarwood essential oil is derived from several specific genus of coniferous evergreen trees. Himalayan Cedarwood essential Oil assists in acne, arthritis, dandruff and dermatitis. It is used in commercial soaps, cosmetics and perfumes especially men’s cologne. Himalayan cedarwood is helpful for respiratory systems and elimination of excess phelgm. The oil itself is steam distilled from the bark and needles of the cedarwood tree, producing a medium yellow-to-amber colored liquid with a medium base fragrance note. Cedars are mentioned in the bible more than just about any other tree. Its oil was used by the Egyptians for embalming, and in the second century, cedrium was mentioned by Galen and Dioscorides (the latter of whom Pliny followed very closely), as a tree resin that could be used to preserve bodies in much the same way as the Egyptians. Stimulates and strengthens the hair follicle, and so can be effective in treating alopecia and dandruff, and can help to stimulate new hair growth. Helps to make dry hair more supple. Detangles and deep-conditions any hair type – however, the oil has a tendency to darken hair color, so if you are fair-haired, use with caution. Both inside the body and out, cedarwood helps to tone the muscles and tighten the skin. Reduces inflammation on the skin’s surface, and also deep within joints, so can provide significant relief for those who suffer from arthritis.
Botanical Name: Cedrus deodara
Plant Origin: India
Processing Method: Steam distillation
Plant Part: Wood
Odor and Color: Clear
Main Constituents: Beta himachalene and alpha himachalene
Blends well with: Rosewood, Bergamot, Cypress, Jasmine, Juniper, Clary Sage, and Rosemary
Contraindication: Avoid cedarwood if you are pregnant or nursing, and do not use on children unless under the direct guidance of a medical practitioner who is qualified in aromatherapy. Avoid contact with the eyes, mucous membranes, or with open wounds. As with all essential oils, test the diluted oil on a small, inconspicuous area of skin before applying liberally.