Cedarwood oil is a natural essential oil that is extracted from the wood of the cedar tree, primarily through steam distillation. The oil has a woody aroma that is derived from various chemical compounds, including cedrene, α-cedrene, and β-cedrene. These compounds give cedarwood oil its characteristic properties that are useful for various therapeutic and cosmetic purposes.
Cedarwood oil has shown outstanding properties such as anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, and sedative effects, making it useful for treating coughs, colds, anxiety, and skin irritations. It also possesses insecticidal properties, making it useful for getting rid of insects and pests. The oil is often used in aromatherapy to promote relaxation and reduce stress.
Studies suggest that cedarwood oil may have a positive impact on sleep quality, lowering stress levels, and easing tension. Its therapeutic benefits may be attributed to its chemical composition, which has a calming effect on the nervous system.
However, caution should be exercised when using cedarwood oil, as it may cause skin irritation or allergic reactions in some people. It is recommended to dilute the oil before application, and avoid using it on pregnant women and children without consulting a healthcare professional. Despite these precautions, cedarwood oil has a range of potential benefits that make it a valuable natural remedy for various health and wellness concerns.
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- CAS : 68991-36-6
- EINECS : 294-939-5
- FEMA: N/A
- Botanical Name: Cedrus deodara
- Description: Pale yellow to deep reddish yellow with woody balsamic odor.
- Origin: Obtained by the steam distillation from the woods of Cedrus deodara
- Appearance: Pale yellow to deep reddish yellow
- Physical Status: Liquid
- Flash Point (Closed cup) °C: 114°C
- Refractive Index: 507 – 1.515 @20°C
- Relative Density: 929 – 0.937 @25°C
- Optical Rotation: +55º to +65º
- Solubility in Alcohol: Soluble
- Solubility in Water: Insoluble
- Assay by GC: alpha-Himachalene: 10-20%, beta-Himachalene: 30-50%, gamma-Himachalene: 5-15%
- Shelf Life: 12 months with proper storage conditions.
- Legislation: Natural
- Stability: Avoid strong acids strong bases & all oxidizing agents.
- Uses: Fragrance and Flavour application.