Commonly known as deodar, this species of cedarwood is native to the Himalayan region. The oil is made by steam distilling stumps and roots from unused or fallen trees only. Thats right, no cedar tree is cut in the entire region, to preserve the species.
Cedarwood oil has excellent deodorising and insect repellent properties. It also has astringent, calming, antiseptic and decongestant properties.
How to use
Himalayan cedarwood oil has a woody, warm, balsamic aroma, which makes it a great base note in perfumery.
This oil is also extensively diffused, for its has excellent deodorising, insect repellent and calming properties.
Add a few drops to your shampoo, especially if you're looking for relief from seborrhoeic dermatitis.
You could also create a massage blend with lavender oil to help sleep better.
Or you could add a few drops to a base balm or carrier like coconut oil to apply on minor wounds. Its antiseptic properties will help prevent the wound from getting infected.