Himalayan Cedar is a large tree that can grow 50 metres tall. Native to the Himalayas, it is found in Afghanistan, Tibet, India, Nepal and Pakistan. Introduced in Europe in the 1820s, it is primarily grown as an ornamental tree in parks and gardens. The essential oil is extracted from its wood through steam distillation. Cedarwood Himalayan is versatile and powerful but there is a wonderful gentleness to this oil. Himalayan Cedarwood is frequently used as an insecticide and for its antigungal properties. It is also used for its calming and breathing properties.
It's different than other cedarwoods in that it tends to have more floral notes and is sweeter. It is definitely the more feminine of the cedarwoods in terms of perfumery and aroma.
Light golden yellow, slightly viscous liquid
Dry, woody, warm, balsamic, slightly camphoraceous
2285-360-9 ; 294-939-5
Wood and Sawdust
0.920-0.970 @ 20°C
1.495-1.525 @ 20°C
100% Pure and Natural
Insoluble in Water; soluble in alcohols
Cedarwood oil is a natural antiseptic. Due to its potent antibacterial properties, it can ward against infections when applied in its diluted form to topical wounds. As a natural antiseptic, cedarwood oil can prevent the development and growth of harmful microorganisms that can negatively affect skin health. As it is generally not recommended to use essential oils in their pure state, it can used with a carrier oil topically to disinfect wounds. Simply mix cedarwood essential oil with coconut oil and then you can apply the mixture to cuts and scrapes to prevent infection.
Since cedarwood essential oil has antispasmodic ability, it may help to relieve a cough. Chronic coughing can also be eased by inhaling this essential oil’s scent.
Hair loss is a great concern for many, even for those not suffering from alopecia or other similar conditions. Cedarwood essential oil seems to stimulate the hair follicles and increase circulation to the scalp. This contributes to hair growth and may slow hair loss. Cedarwood essential oil also works great for moisturizing dry hair and scalp.
Inflammation of the joints and tissues, which are common symptoms of arthritis, can lead to debilitating pain or discomfort. Because of the anti-inflammatory compounds abundant in cedarwood essential oil, it is highly effective in easing joint pain and stiffness caused by arthritis. In fact, topical pain relievers for joint and muscle pain are known to include cedar essential oil for its therapeutic benefits.
Cedarwood essential oil can induce total body relaxation while gently ridding your mind of intrusive thoughts, it can help reduce this inflammation, attacking the infection deep in the skin’s layers while trying to stabilize the sebum production and reducing skin peeling.