Cedarwood Essential Oil is extracted from the wood of the cedar tree, typically the Atlas cedar (Cedrus Atlantica) or the Eastern red cedar (Juniperus virginiana). These trees are evergreen conifers that can grow up to 40 meters tall and can live for several centuries. They have needle-like leaves, and their wood is known for its durability, distinct aroma, and its resistance to rot and decay. The oil is extracted from the wood through steam distillation and it’s amber or yellow in color.
Cedarwood Essential Oil has a warm, woody aroma that is both grounding and calming. It’s commonly used in aromatherapy and can help reduce anxiety, stress, and tension. The oil is also believed to have anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties which make it beneficial for skin care and for treating respiratory conditions like asthma, bronchitis, and coughs. It can also be used as a natural insect repellent and as a natural deodorizer.
Botanical Name : Cedrus atlantica
CAS# : 8000-27-9
Origin : India
Method of Extraction : Steam Distillation
Source : Cedar tree
Solubility : Soluble in Oils & Alcohol
Color & Odor : Rich, Honey Color and a War Woody, Sweet Smell
Constituents : cedrine, cedrol, and thujopsene
Specific Gravity : 0.960 – 0.970
Flash Point : 135 °F
Optical Rotation : +1° to -18°
Major Constituents : cedrol, ∀-cedrene, and thujopsene
Cedarwood Essential Oil has a wide range of uses and benefits, some of the most notable include:
- Aromatherapy: Cedarwood oil has a warm, woody aroma that is both grounding and calming. It can be used in a diffuser or added to massage oils or bath water to promote relaxation and reduce stress and anxiety.
- Respiratory relief: Cedarwood oil is believed to have expectorant properties, which can help clear congestion in the respiratory tract. It can also help relieve symptoms of asthma, bronchitis, and coughs.
- Skincare: Cedarwood oil is believed to have anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties, which can be beneficial for treating a variety of skin conditions, such as eczema, psoriasis, and acne.
- Hair care: Cedarwood oil can help stimulate hair growth and can be used as a natural remedy for dandruff and hair loss.
- Insect repellent: Cedarwood oil is a natural insect repellent and can be used to repel mosquitoes and other insects.
- Natural deodorizer: Cedarwood oil can be used as a natural deodorizer for the home and for personal care items such as laundry and shoes.
- Perfumery: Cedarwood oil is commonly used in perfumery and can be found in many soaps, lotions, and other personal care products.
- Cleaning: Cedarwood oil can be used to clean and disinfect surfaces and it’s also used as a natural deodorizer.
It’s important to note that Cedarwood Essential Oil should be used with caution as it can be strong and may irritate the skin if used in high concentrations. Always consult a healthcare professional before using any essential oil.