Cedarwood Himalayan, Wildcrafted
TIMELESS Pure, Therapeutic Cedarwood Himalayan essential oil, Wildcrafted
Botanical name : Cedrus deodara
Extraction method / Source : Steam distillation / wood chips, sawdust, wood shavings
Aroma : Mild camphoraceous top note with sweet woody undertone
Note classification : Base Odor Intensity : 3
Key constituents : Sesquiterpenes (himachalenes, Alpha-himachalene, Beta-himachalene, cis-bisbolene), Sesquiterpene alcohols (himachalol, allo-himachalol) (Current Certificate of Analysis available upon request)
Shelf Life: 4 years or more if stored in an airtight container away from heat and light.
Plant description : Botanical family : Pinaceae The Himalayan Cedar is an evergreen shrub indigenous to the mountainous areas of India and Nepal. Smaller than other members of the cedar family, it only grows to a height of 40 - 60 feet. It produces fragrant grey-green needlelike leaves and small soft green cones.
Regions of Production : India
Growing Practices : Trees indigenous to the region as harvested from the wild, away from pesticides or chemical fertilizers. Replanting is done yearly to insure survival of the species.
Properties : Anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, astringent, anti-seborrheic, diuretic, expectorant, insecticide, sedative (Battaglia, 2003). Please refer to the Glossary for terms which may be new to you.
Uses / Benefits : Supports lymphatic drainage, helps reduce edema, helps stimulate the breakdown of accumulated fats, can help reduce cellulite, helps reduce mucus, beneficial for treating coughs and chronic bronchitis, useful in managing cystitis and urinary tract infections, improves oily skin, acne, dandruff and seborrhea, strengthens hair, tonic for kidneys, spleen, and pancreas.
Pets : Most dogs seem to find the smell of Cedar appealing. For a daily flea spray, add a few drops of Cedarwood essential oil to an 8 oz spray bottle of water, and shake well before using. Avoid spraying in the eyes.
Modes of Administration : Topical : massage, compress, bath, sitz bath, skin care. Inhalation: direct inhalation, diffuser, oil vaporizer.
Fragrant influences: Helps reduce anxiety and nervous tension – most useful for chronic conditions. Promotes deep sleep and dreams, helps to relax the analytical mind and improves concentration. Used regularly, it fosters balance and harmony in the body.
Safety : Do not use during pregnancy or while breast feeding. May irritate sensitive skin. All cedar essential oils contain thujon, and should never be taken internally. (Battaglia, 2003)
Blends well with : Bay, Bergamot, Cardamom, Chamomile, Clary Sage, Cypress, Fir, Frankincense, Geranium, Grapefruit, Juniper, Lavender, Marjoram, Orange, Neroli, Palmarosa, Petitgrain, Pine, Rosemaray, Sandalwood, Ylang Ylang.
History / Fun Facts :
Battaglia, Salvatore, The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy, Second Edition, 2003. The International Centre of Holistic Aromatherapy, Brisbane, Australia
Notice : This information is for educational purposes only. It has not been evaluated by the US Food and Drug Administration. It is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any condition or disease, and should not take the place of evaluation by a qualified health professional. Although we strive to provide information which is accurate and up to date, we cannot guarantee the accuracy or completeness of this information.
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