Cedarwood, Indian Essential Oil (Cedrus deodara)


Cedarwood, Indian may also be referred to as Deodar cedar, Himalayan cedar, or deodar. It is typically processed using steam or hydro distillation as a method for extracting oil from the heartwood.

Essential Facts

  • Aroma Description:

    Balsamic Earthy Rich Soft Sweet Woody

  • Common Name(s): Deodar cedar, Himalayan cedar, or deodar
  • Synonyms(s) for Cedrus deodara: Abies deodara, Cedrus indica, Cedrus libani subsp. deodara, Cedrus libani var. deodara, Larix deodara, Pinus deodara

  • Botanical Family: Pinaceae
  • Botanical Genus: Cedrus
  • Chemical Family: Sesquiterpenes, Sesquiterpenols
  • Perfumery Note: Middle/Base
  • Indigenous Country: India
  • Cultivation: Wild Harvested or Organically Grown
  • Processing Methods: Steam or Hydro Distillation
  • Part Typically Used: Heartwood
  • Shelf Life: The older the better
  • Conservation Status:  [LC] Least Concern
    IUCN Red List category abbreviations (version 3.1, 2001)
  • Ethically and sustainably sourced Ethically and sustainably sourced
  • Organic Organic
  • Wild Harvested Wild Harvested
  • Vegan Vegan

Essential Details

Benefits & Uses

May be benefitial for addressing the following ailments:

Cellulite Libido

Therapeutic Benefits of Cedarwood, Indian:

Analgesic Anti-fungal Anti-inflammatory Anti-rheumatic Calming Carminative Cicatrisant Cooling Deodorant Digestive tonic Expectorant Mucolytic Tonifying

Other Uses for Cedarwood, Indian:

Hair Care

Cautions & Safety

Safety Precautions for Cedarwood, Indian:

No known safety issues related to this oil. Some sources advise to avoid Cedarwood during pregnancy, however there is no research to support this claim regarding this particular species of cedarwood.

Energetic, Spiritual, and Emotional Qualities