Botanical Name: Cedrus deodara
Method of Extraction: Steam Distilled
Characteristics: Cedarwood, Himalayan, Cedrus deodora –heartwood is distilled to produce a thick but mobile liquid. It has a similar, but slightly woodier aroma than C. atlantica. The therapeutic use and chemistry of these two oils is similar. Himalayan Cedarwood is slightly more like the new world conifers with a harsher, earthier character due to an alcohol called cedrol. Cedrol is classified as a sesquiterpenol which are common in heavier more viscous oils.
Typically Himalayan is a bit cheaper than C. atlantica. It is a native of central Asia and for this region it is connected to Indian and Nepalese healing traditions and by extension to Ayurvedic traditions, both published and oral.
Jeanne Rose, noted aroma therapist and writer, reports that this Cedarwood oil “regenerates the arterial system” and is a “lymphatic tonic.”
Further it is believed helpful for cellulite and water retention. There is disagreement among experts regarding safety concerns. It is advisable to consult Tisserand’s book on EO safety.
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1 oz, 4 oz, 1 lb, 1 kg