Aroma:Dry/woody aroma, slightly camphoraceous, smoky, balsamic. Very subtle and noble, with a hint of spice. This Cedarwood has a very spiritual, light, transcended note and many people upon first smelling this oil think they are sampling a sophisticated blend of oils.
Latin Name:Cedrus deodora
Country of Origin:India
Cultivation Method:Harvested from Wild Growing Plants
Extraction Method:Steam Distilled
Aromatherapy Properties:Milder than all other Cedarwoods, yet not less beneficial. Warming, uplifting, and toning. Comforting and reviving. Considered an aphrodisiac in that it is grounding and inspiring at the same time. Confidence building. Long lasting, acts as a fixative (a fixative is a substance that binds other compounds, slowing down their evaporation and thereby making their fragrance last longer).
Suggested Use:Your closet should smell like Cedarwood to keep moths out, and you may want to place tissues with drops of Cedarwood (and Lavender), as well as your empty Cedarwood bottles, in your closet.
History:Also called Tibetan Cedarwood. Popular incense ingredient, and still commonly burned in Tibetan temples. In former times, linen chests were frequently crafted from this wood to keep moths out. To date, clothes hangers are frequently crafted from this wood for the same reason. The ancient Egyptians used this oil in various ways, namely to embalm the deceased, for cosmetics and for perfumery.
Specific Safety Information:Non-toxic, non-irritant. Avoid during pregnancy, although Himalayan Cedarwood is considered the mildest of all Cedarwoods.