Himalayan Cedarwood Essential Oil
Cedar trees have played a central role in aromatics from ancient times to the present. From ancient Egypt, to India, Tibet, the Mediterranean, and North America, the cedar tree has been respected and revered.
The finest cedarwood essential oil comes from the Atlas Cedar and the closely related Himalayan Cedar. Please be aware: if you want authentic cedarwood oil, buy only one of these two species of true cedar.
Other essential oils commonly sold as cedar are Virginia cedar, Texas cedar, or white cedar. They are not from true cedar trees, rather they are from juniper, or Thuja, and can be irritating and possibly toxic to the skin.
Himalayan and Atlas Cedar are the safest to use and have a more appealing aroma (at least to us). Even so, cedarwood oil should not be used during pregnancy.
Aromatherapy Uses: Useful in massage oils and lotions, astringent, diuretic, sedative, aids circulation.
Safety Considerations: Contains ketones. Avoid use with small children, elders, epileptics, pregnant and/or nursing women.
- Earthy, grounding, and slightly sweet. Review by Lisa
- I love this cedarwood! I find it to be more mellow than Atlas Cedarwood, and although just as grounding, I find it to be slightly uplifting and lightly sweet. It lends a beautiful sweet earthy note to a blend. (Posted on 3/17/13)