Botanical Name : Cedrus deodara
Common Name : Cedar oil, Cedrus deodara oil
Plant Parts Used : Wood
Extraction Method : Steam distillation
Color & Odor : Light golden yellow viscous transparent liquid with woody, sweet, slight aroma
The trees grows upto 30 m, single-stemmed, crown narrowly erect to conical, round or flattened. Bark is brown, exfoliating in thin strips, that of small branchlets (5-10 mm diam.)
Antiseborrhoeic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, astringent, diuretic, emmenagogue, expectorant, fungicide insecticide, sedative and tonic. It has a calming and soothing effect on the mind and is of great help in conditions associated with anxiety and nervous tension
Benefits & Uses :
• Cedarwood oil benefits the skin by its sedating ability which relieves itching. Its astringent action is great for acne, oily skin as well as for hair and dandruff.
• It is useful for chest and urinary infections, arthritis and rheumatism.
• This high graded fragrance oil is excellent to scent candles, freshen potpourri, in soap making, massage oils and bath oil and high class perfumery.
• Cedarwood is excellent repellent used for mothproofing and other insects.