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Cedarwood (Himalayan) Essential Oil

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Closely related to other forms of Cedarwood essential oil, Himalayan Cedarwood has long been seen as a symbol of abundance and spiritual fortitude. The word Cedrus originates from the Arabic word “kedron” which is translated as the word power.

Name of Oil:  Himalayan Cedarwood


Latin Binomial:  Cedrus deodora


Extraction Method:  Steam


Countries of Origin:  India, Europe, Asia, North America

Scent Profile: Sweet, woody, balsamic

Parts used in distillation:  Wood, saw dust


Oil Characteristics: Light, golden yellow, medium thickness, medium aroma

Cultivation:  Non Sprayed

Applications

Used in aromatherapy for the symptomatic relief of:

Acne, oily skin, dandruff, and promotes hair growth.

Used in aromatherapy to help ease emotional symptoms of:

Grounding

History

Ancient Egyptians used this oil for embalming practices, cosmetics, and perfumery. In the Bible, Cedar trees are mentioned as a symbol for everything fertile and abundant as well as spiritual strength.

Chemical Constituents

a-himachalene, b-himachalene, c-bisabolene, himachalol, allo-himachalol, himachalane oxide

Safety & References

Safety:

No known safety precautions.

Books Cited:

The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy, 2nd Edition – Salvatore Battaglia

Essential Oil Safety , 2nd Edition – Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young

Aromatherapy – Jennifer Peace Rhind

The Complete Book of Essential Oils & Aromatherapy – Valerie Wormwood

Aromatherapeutic Blending – Jennifer Peace Rhind

The Fragrant Mind – Valerie Wormwood

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