Cedarwood Himalayan Essential Oil
Botanical Name: Cedrus Deodara
Origin: Himalayan Mountains, India
Composition of Oil: β-himachalene, Caryophyllene, Linalool, & Limonene
Plant Part: Wood
Scent: Woody, Dry, Warm, and Sweet
Color: Golden Pale Yellow
Perfumery Note: Base
Initial Aroma Strength: Strong
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Historical Background of Cedarwood Himalayan Essential Oil
You might have heard of a proverb, "Old is Gold." This saying is best suitable for the Cedar tree. This tree has been growing in Egypt, India, and the Mediterranean countries for centuries. Now it is even cultivated in North America. You can find various types of oils extracted from different species of the Cedar tree, but Cedarwood Himalayan Essential Oil is the most special among them. This oil comes from Cedar trees originated in Himalayan (India). The oil is extracted from the tree's wood, which becomes the reason for its full name, "Cedarwood." It has a mixture of woody, warm, dry, and sweet aroma that makes you feel like you're in a quiet natural atmosphere.
Ancient Uses of Cedarwood Himalayan Essential Oil
In its botanical name "Cedrus Deodara," the former word is taken from the Sanskrit word "Devadāru," which means "Timber of the Gods." In Hinduism, this tree was called "Wood of Gods." This is why Cedarwood Himalayan Essential Oil was inhaled for holistic healing and spiritual awakening by ancient Hindus and Egyptians. They also used this oil in the embalming process to keep insects and microbes away from their beloved ones' corpses. Over time, they began using Cedar tree wood to build temples and other religious places with the mindset that "God's wood must be used in God's houses!"
Modern Uses of Cedarwood Himalayan Essential Oil
The latest research on the Cedar tree and its oil has found that this oil has great chemical components that are very useful. These components include:
- Caryophyllene – This component makes our body feel relaxed, calm, and stress-free.
- Linalool – It helps repel mosquitos and other insects.
- Limonene – It also repels insects and other microorganisms.
The uses of Cedarwood Himalayan Essential Oil don't end here! In modern times, Cedarwood Himalayan Essential Oil is used topically after diluting it with some good career oil. It is also recommended by aromatherapists to use it through diffusion. You can diffuse it by using a vapor diffuser or a spray bottle in your house.
Best Blending Partners of Cedarwood Himalayan Essential Oil
To take much of the advantage of Cedarwood Himalayan Essential Oil, you can mix it with other oils. We've found many oils that Cedarwood Himalayan Essential Oil blends well with, but a few can be the bests when it comes to blending partners. These include Rosemary, Eucalyptus, Juniper berry, Ylang-ylang, Neroli, Frankincense, Patchouli, Chamomile, Cypress, Sandalwood, Vetiver, Clary sage. Different blends are used for different purposes. You can use any blend as per your requirements.
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Caution: Beware of excessive use as it may lead to nausea and headaches. For topical use, always dilute the oil with a carrier oil. We do not suggest the internal use of any essential oils. Keep it out of children’s reach. It is not recommended for a pregnant woman without a proper prescription by a specialist.