Posted on September 30
All About Cedarwood Essential Oil

Here in India, we adore the upcoming pre-winter season. And a woody cedarwood scent is the epitome of this lovely season. Therefore, we made the decision that the topic of today's blog would be the Himalayan Cedarwood Essential Oil.

The History of Cedarwood Oil

Cedarwood oil is steam distilled from the wood of the cedar tree. There are several species of cedar, such as Cedrusatlantica, Cedrusdeodara, Juniperus Mexicana, and Juniperusvirginiana. These are commonly known as Atlas, Himalayan, Texan, and Virginian Cedarwood, respectively.

The steam distilled method has been used since ancient times to get pure cedarwood oil, and we are using the same method for preparing pure cedarwood essential oil in our company.

Himalayan Cedarwood Essential Oil

Since ancient times, cedar trees have been important in the production of aromatics. The cedar tree has long been honoured across the world, including in ancient Egypt, India, Tibet, the Mediterranean region, and North America. Hinduism holds the Himalayan Cedar in particularly high esteem as a sacred tree since the name deodara originated from the Sanskrit word devadru, which means "wood of the gods."

While purchasing Cedarwood essential oil, please be cautious. Atlas and Himalayan Cedarwood Oils are the most widely used, have a pleasant aroma, and are the only authentic cedarwood oils. We strongly advise using them, especially Himalayan cedarwood essential oils.

Aromatic and Allied Chemicals is a leading, well-established manufacturer and exporter of pure natural Himalayan Cedarwood Oil in India.

Key Attributes of Himalayan Cedarwood Oil

Extraction Method

Steam Distilled


Cedrus Deodara

Extraction Method

Steam Distilled


Country of Origin




Pale yellow to dark yellow liquid.


Woody and Persistent.

Specific Gravity

0.915 to 0.964 (200C)

Refractive index

1.495 to 1.523 (200C)

Optical rotation

30 Degree to 65 Degree (200C)


Main constituent:

Beta Himachalene 22 to 48%

Alpha Himachalene 8 to 18%
















What You Should Know About Himalayan Cedarwood Oil or Cedar Oil?

The heartwood of cedar trees is used to make cedarwood oil. Cedarwood produces notes that give fragrances depth and a "grounding" feel. Himalayan Cedarwood is also known as Tibetan Cedarwood. It exudes a strong aroma that is dry, woody, and smoky.

In Essence:

In the bible, cedarwood essential oil is a substance that is commonly mentioned. It was actually believed to represent a source of safety, insight, and abundance.

The Ancient Egyptians used cedarwood oil, along with other essential oils like thyme and peppermint, in the process of mummification.

Native Americans have long used cedarwood essential oil in spiritual rites to improve spiritual communication. It was also claimed to reduce anger and promote positive emotions.

Uses of Cedarwood Essential Oil

As seen, cedarwood essential oil is said to provide a number of therapeutic uses and benefits.

Cosmetic: Anti-Inflammatory, Antifungal, Anti-Seborrheic, Astringent, Tonic, Firming/Tightening, Detoxifying, Stimulating, Soothing, Calming, Antioxidant, Restorative.

Aromatic: Anti-Inflammatory, Antispasmodic, Antifungal, Antispasmodic, Sedative, Tonic, Insecticidal, Soothing, Calming.

Medicinal: Anti-Inflammatory, Antispasmodic, Antifungal, Antiseptic, Astringent, Emmenagogue, Expectorant, Tonic, Firming/Tightening, Detoxifying, Stimulating, Soothing, Calming, Antioxidant, Restorative.

Himalayan Cedarwood Essential Oil’s Benefits and Uses

·         Add a few drops of cedarwood essential oil to a diffuser (diluted with water) to relieve respiratory discomforts like asthma, coughing, congestion, phlegm buildup, and others that make it difficult to breathe easily. Its aroma promotes relaxed breathing and sleeps when inhaled deeply.

·         Cedarwood essential oil promotes emotional balance. It is a good essential oil to diffuse and create a relaxing environment. When diffusing Cedarwood oil, use three to four drops of cedar oil in the diffuser of your choice dilute with water and enjoy the grounding, calming effects.

·         Did you know that many people use cedarwood oil on their skin due to its cleansing abilities? The purgative properties of cedarwood oil help in improving the appearance of skin imperfections.

·         Cedarwood oil’s chemical makeup makes it an effective insect repellent.

·         Cedarwood oil is known to promote relaxation and can be used in several instances to calm the mind. Basically, cedar oil is used in aromatherapy applications when it comes to promoting calming, grounding feelings, it is a helpful companion.

As a result, the uses and benefits of this Himalayan cedarwood essential oil are unlimited.

What Does Cedarwood Smell Like?
Cedarwood oil has a woody scent with an undertone of citrus. In perfumery, it is a base note, a great fixative with soft, woody notes and a hint of citrus. It is very popular in both male and female perfumes. Not only does it produce a grounding aroma that promotes feelings of liveliness and wellness, but it also has many applications for everyday life.

Where to Buy Cedarwood Essential Oil?

Are you ready to enjoy the benefits of cedarwood oil for yourself? Visit our “Contact Us” page to learn more about ordering your own. As you build your essential oil collection, you’ll want to ensure that you are using high-quality, pure essential oils—rather than synthetic, poorly tested oils that are popular in the industry today.

The Key Takeaway

Pure cedarwood essential oil has a woody scent. Cedarwood oil is moderately safe and has many potential uses. This essential oil is highly advantageous in enhancing skin and hair health, improving respiratory health, and treating stress and anxiety due to its powerful bioactive elements and exceptional set of properties.

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