Cedarwood Himalayan Essential Oil
True Himalayan Cedarwood
Species: Cedrus deodora
Part Used: Wood
Method of Extraction: Steam Distillation
Cedarwood Himalayan Essential Oil is derived from one of the few true cedars. It is quite similar, in composition and aroma, to Atlas Cedarwood.
Cedar is a very historic tree that continues to be valuable as an infection-resistant building material. This resistance to fungi, molds, bacteria, and insects is inherent in the essential oil found within the wood.
Cedarwood Essential Oil is an important ingredient in our Fungicide Blend.
Aroma: Woodsy, Earthy, Musky
Powerful Antifungal, Antimicrobial, Anti-infectious, Antiseptic, Insect Repellent, Sedative
Acne, Disinfectant, Insomnia, Respiratory Disorders, Skin Ailments, Eczema, Athlete’s Foot, Warts
Commonly Blended With:
Citronella, Tea Tree, Cajeput, Clove Bud, Lemongrass, Lavender
Warning! Do Not Ingest!
Cedrus trees can grow up to 30–40 m (occasionally 60 m) tall with spicy-resinous scented wood, thick ridged or square-cracked bark, and broad, level branches. The shoots are dimorphic, with long shoots, which form the framework of the branches, and short shoots, which carry most of the leaves. The leaves are evergreen and needle-like, 8–60 mm long, arranged in an open spiral phyllotaxis on long shoots, and in dense spiral clusters of 15–45 together on short shoots; they vary from bright grass-green to dark green to strongly glaucous pale blue-green, depending on the thickness of the white wax layer which protects the leaves from desiccation. The seed cones are barrel-shaped, 6–12 cm long and 3–8 cm broad, green maturing grey-brown, and, as in Abies, disintegrate at maturity to release the winged seeds. The seeds are 10–15 mm long, with a 20–30 mm wing; as in Abies, the seeds have 2–3 resin blisters, containing an unpleasant-tasting resin, thought to be a defence against squirrel predation. Cone maturation takes one year, with pollination in autumn and the seeds maturing the same time a year later. The pollen cones are slender ovoid, 3–8 cm long, produced in late summer and shedding pollen in autumn. – Wikipedia
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