Botanical Name: Cedrus deodara
Plant Part: Wood
Processing Method: Steam Distilled
Product Description: Cedarwood (Himalayan) is a species of cedar native to the western Himalayas in eastern Afghanistan, northern Pakistan and India. It is a large evergreen coniferous tree reaching 40–50 m tall with a trunk up to 3 m in diameter. The inner wood is aromatic and used to make incense. Inner wood is distilled into essential oil. As insects avoid this tree, the essential oil is used as an insect repellent on the hoofs of horses, cattle and camels. Cedar oil is often used for its aromatic properties, especially in aromatherapy. It has a characteristic woody odour which may change somewhat in the course of drying out. The crude oils are often yellowish or darker in colour. Its applications cover soap perfumes, household sprays, floor polishes and insecticides and is also used in microscope work as a clearing oil
Cautions: Dilute before use; for external use only. May cause skin irritation in some individuals; a skin test is recommended prior to use. Contact with eyes should be avoided.
Storage: It is recommended that oils packaged in metal containers (for safe shipping), be transferred into dark glass containers to maintain freshness and attain maximum shelf life.