Cedarwood (Himalayan)

Himalayan Cedarwood- AroMed's Cedrus deodora is organically grown in the high altitudes of the Himalayan mountains in India. Its wood is steam distilled. The tree is in the pinaceae plant family, is a base note with a woody, slightly camphoraceous, smoky and balsamic aroma. 


  • Reputed to help breakdown accumulated fats in the body and encourage lymphatic drainage
  • A nervous system sedative, can be helpful for decreasing stress, anxiety and agitation
  • Its astringent and antiseptic qualities make it useful when dealing with cystitis, and oily skin and hair, and seborrhea of the scalp
  • A great mucolytic and expectorant oil for both children and adults dealing with coughs, colds, flu and bronchitis
  • Can be used in insect repellant sprays
  • Emotionally grounding and strengthening, it can be an effective oil to lean on during times when confidence or resolve needs a boost.

Blends well with- lemon, orange, mandarin, grapefruit, lime, frankincense, lavender, marjoram, geranium, chamomile, clary sage, cypress, eucalyptus, juniper, palmarosa, patchouli, petitgrain, rosemary, sandalwood, vetiver, ylang ylang

Modes of Application- Massage, compress, bath, salve, direct inhalation, diffuser, steam inhalation

Safety data- Skin sensitization possible if using old and/or oxidized oils. Essential Oils are typically used externally through inhalation and topical application while properly diluted. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified aromatherapy practitioner to address a specific health need, for a specified amount of time. Keep away from children and pets.


Battaglia, S. The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy, Second Edition. The International Centre of Holistic Aromatherapy, Australia, 2003.

Tisserand, R and Young, R. Essential Oil Safety, A Guide for Health Care Professionals, Second Edition, Churchill Livingston Elsevier, 2014.

 Please note: Information and statements provided by AroMed Aromatherapy and Lauren Andrews RN, CA, have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any health condition or disease. Information and interest only. The information is not designed for self-diagnosis. If you are concerned about a healthcare issue, see your doctor, specialist or ND. Please note that AroMed Aromatherapy accepts no liability for misuse of essential oils or other products.

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