Cedarwood Himalayan


Himalayan Cedarwood essential oil has a warm, woody aroma which are both grounding and centering. It is an ideal oil to use during meditation or prayer as it helps to still the mind and create feelings of peace.

Himalayan Cedarwood is also know as (aka) Deodar Cedarwood or Cedarwood Indian Oil

Botanical Name

Cedrus deodara

Plant Family


Country of Origin


Common Method of Extraction

Steam Distilled

Plant Part Typically Used



Pale yellow to deep reddish yellow



Perfumery Note


Strength of Initial Aroma


Aromatic Description

Rich, woody, sweet and balsamic

Possible Substitute Oils

Atlas Cedarwood, Frankincense, Cypress, Sandalwood, Cistus, Himalayan Cedarwood, Sandalwood, Virginia Cedarwood

Blends Well With

Patchouli, sandalwood, frankincense, rosemary, chamomile, eucalyptus, cypress, juniper berry, vetiver, ylang ylang, clary sage, neroli

GRAS status


Himalayan Cedarwood Essential Oil Uses

Cedarwood oil is known to be an effective treatment for a wide variety of conditions, including acne, anxiety, arthritis, dandruff, and eczema. Cedarwood oil is also effective in treating respiratory conditions such as bronchitis and congestion. It is rich in antioxidants and has anti-inflammatory properties and is known to boost the immune system and provides relief from cold and flu symptoms.

  • Supports healthy respiratory system
  • Helps manage minor pain and inflammation
  • Stabilizes during stressful transitions
  • Sedative properties assist with sleep
  • Grants a sense of clarity and empowerment
  • Promotes feelings of self acceptance
  • Enhances meditation and spiritual expression
  • Cleanses the skin of impurities
  • Assists with skin disorders due to antiseptic and astringent properties
  • Soothes, calms, and relaxes the mind and body
  • Instills confidence and security in times of trouble
  • It acts as an insect repellent for bugs like mosquitoes

Clear the lungs with these respiratory supportive oils, they work great in a nasal inhaler, diffuser, or mix with a 1/2 cup of Epsom salts for a decongesting and body ache relieving bath soak!

  • 5 drops Cedarwood Himalayan (Cedrus deodara)
  • 5 drops Eucalyptus (any variety)
  • 5 drops Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis)

This makes a great blend for getting some support for sleeping. Add these drops to a room diffuser next to the bed.

  • 3 drops Himalayan Cedarwood (Cedrus deodara)
  • 3 drops Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)
  • 1 drop Frankincense (Boswellia carterii)
  • 1 drop Vetiver (Vetiveria zizanoides)

Another wonderful blend to help with getting some good sleep time in is our Anapaou blend or Sleepy Time roller bottle.

Directions: Add essential oils to diffuser with recommended water. Read more about diffusing essential oils.

Major Constituents Virginia Cedarwood Essential Oil

  • apha-Himachalene
  • beta-Himachalene, atlantone.

Himalayan Cedarwood Essential Oil Safety Information

Non-toxic, non-sensitizing. Some sources advise to avoid Cedarwood during pregnancy, however there is no research to support this claim regarding this particular species of cedarwood. Tisserand and Young do not indicate any special precautions when using Virginian Cedarwood Oil. Reading Tisserand and Young’s full profile is recommended. [Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young, Essential Oil Safety (Second Edition. United Kingdom: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, 2014), 240.]

Recommended Dilution Range

5%-Neat for some conditions

General Safety Information

Do not take essential oils internally nor apply undiluted essential oils, absolutes, CO2s or other concentrated essences onto the skin without advanced essential oil knowledge or consultation from a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. Read, Birkat Natural’s, Guide to Diluting Essential Oils, for general dilution information. If you are currently experiencing pregnancy, epileptic, have liver damage, have cancer, have any other medical problem, or are otherwise under the care of a physician, use oils only under the proper guidance of a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. Use extreme caution when using oils with children and be sure to first read the recommended dilution ratios for children. Consult a qualified aromatherapy practitioner before using oils with children, the elderly, if you have medical issues or are taking medications. Carefully read Birkat Natural’s Essential Oil Safety Information page, before using any essential oil. For in-depth information on oil safety issues, read Essential Oil Safety by Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young.

The FDA has not evaluated the statements on this website. No claims are made by Birkat Adonai Farm, LLC as to the medicinal value of any products from Birkat Adonai Farm, LLC. The information presented here is for educating our customers about the traditional uses of essential oils and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. You are responsible for understanding the safe application of these products. If you have any questions, please call or email us for further information.


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