Cedarwood is a large, evergreen tree native to the western Himalayas. It grows tall, (135-165 feet tall), and has a conic shaped crown. It is widely grown as an ornamental tree, and can survive cold temperatures down to -22F.
About The Oil
Cedarwood essential oil has been used in medicines and cosmetics throughout the ages. We have two ‘true’ Cedarwood essential oils steam distilled from the wood of wild Cedar grown in Morocco and Nepal. These wildcrafted Cedarwoods may be the only true Cedarwoods available today. They’re both exceptionally fine oils, with a beautifully well-rounded aromas, and are the best choice for therapeutic applications of Cedarwood.
The use of Himalayan Cedarwood in ayurvedic medicines is well recorded. The inner wood is aromatic and is the part of the plant distilled for the essential oil. Because of its anti-fungal and insect repellent properties, rooms made with the wood are used to store meat and food grains in the Himalayas. The essential oil was also one of the ingredients of ‘mithridat’, a poison antidote used for centuries. Cedarwood has been used as a temple incense by Tibetan Buddhists for centuries to enhance mental strength, endurance, and