Cedarwood Essential Oil
Botanical name: Cedrus deodara
Plant part: Wood
Cultivation: Wild harvested
Extraction: Steam distillation
Origin Country: Afghanistan
Product color: Light/Pale yellow to brown
Aroma profile: Dry woody, slightly camphoraceous, spicy and smoky, balsamic.
Perfumery note: Base
Shelf life: 6-8 years
Extraction date: August 2019
Product description: Known as “Wood of the gods” and seen as a symbol of strength and abundance, Himalayan Cedarwood has held a position of reverence and played a prominent role for many ancient civilizations from Native American to Greek, Roman, Indian, Tibetan to Egyptian throughout history and is believed to be one of the earliest extracts ever used by man, even mentioned multiple times in the Bible.
Essential oils produced from either of the only 2 true Cedarwoods i.e. Cedrus deodora (Himalayan Cedarwood) and its botanical cousin Cedrus atlantica (Atlas Cedarwood) typically available on the market are a must have for natural healing enthusiasts as they are considered superior and can be used interchangeably. Other than minor difference in the nuances of their aroma they are equally amazing and similar in their abundance of healing benefits. They are both widely recommended and prefered for use in holistic healing due to their abundance of aromatherapy benefits and because they are safer to use especially with children.
Some Junipers e.g. Juniperus ashei (Texas Cedarwood) and Juniperus virginiana (Virginia Cedarwood) are mistakenly referred to and used as Cedarwood as well even though they are not botanically the same nor are they as beneficial in aromatherapy.
Blends well with:
Essential Oils of Bergamot, Boronia, Cassia, Chamomile Roman, Cinnamon Bark, Clary Sage, Cypress, Eucalyptus, Fir, Frankincense, Grapefruit, Jasmine Grandiflora/Sambac Absolute, Juniper, Labdanum, Lavender Kashmir, Laurel leaf, Lemon, Lemongrass, Lemon Verbena, Marjoram, Mimosa, Sandalwood, Neroli, Palmarosa, Patchouli, Pine scots, Rose Geranium, Rose Otto, Rosemary 1,8-Cineole, Ruh Khus, Palmarosa, Thyme, and Ylang Ylang Complete.
Note: Product colors and aroma profiles are intended to represent the typical and approximate color and scent of each oil. However, both can vary based on harvesting, distillation and other factors. These variations should not affect the efficacy of the product.
How to use: Diffusion, Topical, Skin & Hair Care
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You can also create a blend with one or more EOs of Red Mandarin, Ginger Lily, Lavender Kashmir, Patchouli (Dark), Ylang Ylang Complete, Bergamot etc. to incorporate other benefits you may require, make a stronger blend or just to layer different scent notes and create a rounder or preferred aroma.
Topical: To use topically for its healing benefits, add 2-5 drops of Cedarwood Essential Oil to a tablespoon/15ml of base oil or shea butter and apply to the affected area.
Add 10 drops to 50ml of a light easy absorbent oil for a relaxing, soothing massage.
For an even stronger blend add one or more EOs e.g., Ginger, Frankincense, Wild Carrot Seed, Rose Geranium or Patchouli (Dark) without exceeding the 5 drops of EO for topical use or 10 drops per 50ml maximums for a massage oil.
Skincare: Cedarwood Essential Oil is suitable for all skin types and is not recommended for hypersensitive skin.
Directions: Create a moisturizer with Cedarwood EO diluted at a rate not exceeding 6 drops when using alone or in total when adding other EOs e.g. Sandalwood, Coral Jasmine, Wild Carrot Seed, Neroli, Palo Santo or Rosewood as well in a blend per 30ml of a complementary Carrier oil e.g. Kiwi Seed, Strawberry Seed, Blackcurrant Seed Oil, an existing serum, lotion or any other preferred base before applying on the skin.
Hair Care: Add to a shampoo, conditioner, hair oil, cream or as part of a hot oil treatment and massage into hair to condition, wrap a towel on hair and leave for 20mins, then rinse off.