Cedarwood (Cedros deodara)
Description: Cedarwood Himalayan is a tall, evergreen tree up to 50m high, occasionally more. It grows extensively on the slopes of the Himalayas in northern India, Pakistan, and Afghanistan.
Common Uses: Cedarwood has been used for fungal growths, muscular aches and pains, removing warts, rheumatism, skin afflictions, as well as cosmetics, perfumes, and scenting soaps. It is reputed to have antiseptic, anti-putrescent, anti-seborrhoeic, aphrodisiac, astringent, diuretic, expectorant, fungicidal, mucolytic, sedative (nervous), stimulant (circulatory) and tonic properties.
Blends well with: Citrus oils, giving them a base note that very nicely complements them. Rosemary, Chamomile, Eucalyptus, and many more.
Aromatic Scent: Cedarwood Himalayan has a dry, woody aroma, slightly camphoraceous, smokey, balsamic. Very subtle with a hint of spice.
History: Also called Tibetan Cedarwood. The ancient Egyptians already used this oil, namely to embalm, for cosmetics and perfumery.
Cautions: Non-toxic, non-irritant. Avoid during pregnancy.