It is an aromatic flowering herb that is distributed throughout Nepal at an elevation of 3600 to 5700 m and extracted oil is highly fragrant and from steam distilled of roots and stem of cedarwood grown in the high mountainous region of Nepal. This essential oil has a sweet and woody aroma.
- P-methyl acetophenone, Atlante, sesquiterpene(a and b-itimochalene, itimachalol etc)
Benefits and uses
- It helps in hair growth and treating acne and reducing stubborn breakouts.
- It helps to reduce the appearance of scars, treat minor wounds and also reduce arthritis pain and symptoms of eczema.
- A type of Cedrus oil called cedrol reduce anxiety and stress.
- It acts as fleas, ticks, mosquitoes and moth repellant from fabric and people pets.
- Massaging your scalp with a mixture of cedarwood oil and a carrier oil may also help reduce and soothe an itchy, flaking scalp. This may make it beneficial for treating dandruff and scalp eczema.
- Try using cedarwood oil as an acne treatment by adding two or three drops to 5 teaspoons of non-comedogenic carrier oil and applying it to your skin for 20 minutes once or twice a week.
Methods of use
- Through smell: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of your choice or apply a few drops to your hand or clothes or tissue paper and inhale.
Topical use: Dilute with a carrier oil to minimize skin sensitivity and apply one to two drops in the desired area and do massage or rub in or add to lotion or moisturizers.
- Caution: If pregnant, epileptic, have cancer or have any medical problems use oils only under the proper guidance of a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. Keep your eyes away from the oils while using it otherwise it may lead to various complications to your eyes and be extra careful and keep out of reach of the children.