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Cedarwood Organic Essential Oil from Himalaya
Cedarwood Organic Essential Oil from Himalaya
Cedarwood Organic Essential Oil from Himalaya

Cedarwood Organic Essential Oil from Himalaya

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Cedarwood Organic Essential Oil from Himalaya

Batch: CW2022001B

 

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HIMALAYAN CEDARWOOD (Deodar)

Common name: Himalayan Cedarwood

Other names: Deodar, Deodar cedarwood, Indian cedarwood

Latin name: Cedrus deodara

Botanical family: Pinaceae

Method of extraction: steam distilled

Plant part used to extract the oil: wood chips

Cultivation method: wild organic

Area of origin: India

Historical notes: 

Biochemical group:

Main chemical constituents: Alpha- and beta-himachalene, alpha-, beta- and gamma-atlantone, himachalol, alpha- and beta – turmerone, others

Colour: yellow

Consistency: thin

Aroma strength: medium

Perfumery note: base note

Aroma: rich, balsamic, sweet, woody, earthy, soft, reminiscent of Atlas cedarwood, with a hint of camphor, delicate

Traditional Aromatherapy Uses:

Traditionally in aromatherapy treatments Himalayan cedarwood oil is associated with the following therapeutic properties: anti-catarrh,  anti-inflammatory, anti-seborrheic, anti-rheumatic, calming, cooling, deodorant,  expectorant, insecticidal, sedative, tonic

Himalayan cedarwood has only recently become popular in aromatherapy as a possible ‘replacement’ to the Atlas cedarwood which is now listed as an endangered species. Qualified aromatherapists may use Himalayan cedarwood essential oil for common complaints such as:

  • nervous tension and anxiety
  • respiratory issues –catarrh, cough
  • oily skin/scalp
  • others

How we use it:

Inhalation / Vapourisation:

- Vapourise or use in a personal inhaler for:

  • stress and anxiety – try combined with bergamot, lavender, geranium, sweet orange or vetiver
  • catarrh and mucous congestions – blend with eucalyptus or sweet marjoram

Skin applications:

- For oily skin or scalp - add to your skin care lotions and potions

- For an insect repellent lotion – blend with eucalyptus or peppermint

Please, also see our How to Use Essential Oils Safely page for more information

Safety considerations:

Tisserand and Young state that Himalayan cedarwood oil might be moderately toxic but do not indicate any special contraindications or precautions when using Himalayan Cedarwood Essential Oil. Reading Tisserand and Young's full profile is recommended. [Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young, 'Essential Oil Safety' (Second Edition. United Kingdom: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, 2014), 325-328.]

 Please, also see our How to Use Essential Oils Safely page for more information.

Research and studies:

  • Chemical Composition and Larvicidal Activities of the Himalayan Cedar, Cedrus deodara Essential Oil and Its Fractions Against the Diamondback Moth, Plutella xylostella

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3281365/

 

  • Studies on the Anti-Inflammatory and Analgesic Activity of Cedrus Deodara (Roxb.) Loud. Wood Oil

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/10350366/

 

  • In Vitro Evaluation of the Anti-Proliferative Activities of the Wood Essential Oils of Three Cedrus Species Against K562 Human Chronic Myelogenous Leukaemia Cells

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/22168262/