Himalayan Cedarwood Essential Oil
Himalayan Cedarwood is a relative of Atlas Cedarwood and comes from Himalayan evergreen trees.
- Botanical Family: Pinaceae
- Other Common Names: Indian Cedarwood
- Part of Plant Used: Wood
- Method of Extraction: Steam Distillation
- Variations: There are several types of Cedarwood: Atlas Cedarwood, Port Orford Cedarwood, and Virginia and Texas Cedarwood, which are not true Cedars, but are from the Juniper family.
- Chemistry: Himalayan Cedarwood is comprised of sesquiterpenes (β-himachalene, α-himachalene, γ-himachalene) and ketones ((E)-α-atlantone)
- Nervous System: reduces stress and anxiety and provides emotional grounding
- Respiratory: decongestant and expectorant for respiratory support
- Musculoskeletal: supports pain relief
- Pregnancy: helps with respiratory support and general discomfort, promotes relaxation and emotional grounding
- Skin: benefits oily skin and hair
- Reproductive: has aphrodisiac properties
- Spiritual: supports the Third Eye Chakra associated with intuition and imagination
- Scent Profile: Base note with a dry woodsy aroma. Vintage Himalayan Cedarwood has a deeper smokier aroma than the standard Himalayan Cedarwood.
- Longevity: The aroma of Himalayan Cedarwood can last up to 12 hours.
- Fragrance Classification: Woody
- Blends well with: Agarwood, Amber, Ambergris, Bergamot, Birch Tar, Castoreum, Cedarwood, Champaca, Clary Sage, Cypress, Dragons Blood, Frankincense, hyssop ct 1,8 cineole, Jasmine, Juniper Berry, Labdanum, Myrrh, Nag Champa, Oakmoss, Rosemary ct cineole, Sandalwood, Scots Pine, Smoke (Incense), Suederal, Vanilla, Vetiver, Ylang Ylang
- No known issues
Products Using Himalayan Cedarwood (Vintage) Essential Oil
- Arctander, Steffen. Perfume and Flavor Materials of Natural Origin. A Pathfinder Book Reprint Edition, 2017.
- Clark, Demetria. Aromatherapy and Herbs for Pregnancy, Birth and Breastfeeding. Book Publishing Company, 2015.
- “Flavor, Fragrance, Food and Cosmetics Ingredients Information.” The Good Scents Company, The Good Scents Company (TGSC), 2019, www.thegoodscentscompany.com/.
- International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists. “PREGNANCY GUIDELINES Guidelines for Aromatherapists Working with Pregnant Clients.” International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists , IFPA, 2013, www.ifparoma.org.
- National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy. “Other Safety Considerations: Pregnancy.” National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy, naha.org/explore-aromatherapy/safety#other.
- Shutes, Jade and New York Institute of Aromatic Studies. "Foundations of Aromatherapy" and "Aromatic Scholars" Aromatherapy Certification Programs and Course Materials. 2017-2019.
- Tiran, Denise. Aromatherapy in Midwifery Practice. Singing Dragon an Imprint of Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2016.
- Tiran, Denise. “Is It Safe to Use Essential Oils While I'm Pregnant?” BabyCentre UK, BabyCentre Blog, July 2013, www.babycentre.co.uk/x536449/is-it-safe-to-use-essential-oils-while-im-pregnant.
- Tisserand, Robert, et al. Essential Oil Safety: a Guide for Health Care Professionals. 2nd ed., Churchill Livingstone/Elsevier, 2014.