Cedarwood (Base of Trunk and Roots) Cedrus deodora
It has a soft, woody and “pencil-like” smell and has a faint undertone of sandalwood. It is pale yellow to light orange in colour and is viscous. A dry woody fragrance much used in male cosmetics and is useful in blends for relaxing the mind and body.
A good base note in sports blends for men, also useful for problem skin. This clean smelling, balsamic oil does not only help calm and balance energy, but also promotes spirituality, while helping to clear the respiratory system of excess phlegm and catarrh.
It sorts out urinary tract infections, as well as bladder and kidney disorders, while improving oily skin and clearing up dandruff.
Cedarwood oil benefits the skin by its sedating ability which relieves itching. Its astringent action is great for acne, oily skin, as well as for hair and dandruff.
It helps with chest and urinary infections, acts as a general tonic and has a pronounced effect on mucus membranes.
It has a calming and soothing effect on the mind and is of great help in conditions associated with anxiety and nervous tension. It is also of value in cases of arthritis and rheumatism. It is also known as an aphrodisiac.
Cedarwood oil blends well with
Cedarwood Essential Oil Blends well with Benzoin, Bergamot, Cinnamon, Cypress, Frankincense, Juniper Berry, Lavender, Neroli, Rose and Rosemary
The therapeutic properties of cedarwood oil are antiseborrhoeic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, tonic, astringent, diuretic,emmenagogue, expectorant, insecticide, sedative and fungicide.
Our Cedarwood Essential Oil Originates from the Himalayas, wood chips and sawdust are subjected to steam distillation to extract the oil and the yield is about 35 %.
The main chemical components of Cedarwood oil are a-cedrene, b-cedrene, thujopsene, other sesquiterpenes, cedrol and widdrol.
In high concentration, Cedarwood oil may irritate the skin and it should be avoided in pregnancy.