Cedarwood Essential Oil (Himalayan)

Cedarwood Essential Oil (Himalayan)
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Product Rating: 4.7/5 (As per 45 Customer Reviews)


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Botanical Name: Cedrus deodora

Main Constituents:
Himalchene: 50.04%

Plant Part: Wood

Origin: India

Processing Method: Steam Distilled

Description / Color / Consistency: A thin to viscous yellow to brown liquid.

Aromatic Summary / Note / Strength of Aroma: A middle note of strong aroma, this oil has a dry woody, slightly camphoraceous and smoky scent.

Blends With: Rosewood, Bergamot, Cypress, Cassia, Jasmine, Juniper, Neroli, Labdanum, Frankincense, Clary Sage, Vetiver, Rosemary, Ylang-ylang.

Product Abstract: Also called Tibetan Cedarwood, the Himalayan Cedar is a tall, evergreen tree that grows up to 50 meters or more in height. High. It grows extensively on the slopes of the Himalayas in northern India, Pakistan and Afghanistan. Aromatic cedar chests have always been used to store woolen articles.

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.


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Rating: Star
I use Himalayan Cedarwood in several of my hot process soaps at 1% or 2% to provide a warm, subtle, non-obtrusive balance to the other EOs in the blend. It blends nicely with Virginia or Texas Cedarwood EOs and helps to tone-down their sharpness, while lending attributes all its own. I think the Himalayan EO blends nicely with many EOs. I've read the reviews for all of the Cedarwood EOs and I don't believe reviewers fully understand the chemical differences between them. Himalayan and Atlas contain himalachene; Chinese, Virginian, and Texan contain cederol, and thujopsenene, and Chinese additionally has cidrene. Himalayan and Atlas should not be compared to the others, at least in terms of defining the "smell". My New Directions Himalayan Cedarwood is an excellent value and I particularly appreciate the C of A and the gas chromatography analysis to assure their quality!

By:Mike Mills, Corpus Christi, Texas
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Loyal Customer Since: 2010


Rating: Star
I have really enjoyed this very woodsy scent in some of my "manly" scents. With that being said, about half of my frequent personal users of this scent (in CP soap) are ladies. What can I say? I'm in Oregon. We love (to smell like) the forest.

By:Aaron, La Grande, Oregon
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Loyal Customer Since: 2014


Rating: Star
One drop smells like a shed full of fresh cedar shakes. Very true, not too sharp.

By:Emily, Bainbridge Island, Washington
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Loyal Customer Since: 2010


Rating: Star
This Cedarwood Himalayan smells just like it should. I use it blended with lemongrass in one of my best selling soaps. The price is excellent and makes creating great soaps a profitable pleasure. Thanks NDA!

By:Anita, Brookneal, Virginia
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Loyal Customer Since: 2009


Rating: Star
Smells bad right out of the bottle, but put a drop on skin and it transforms as the most volatile components evaporate quickly. A deep, rich, woody scent with amber notes. Like opening a dusty old cedar chest. This is exactly what I was looking for in a cedar.

By:Eric, Manalapan, New Jersey
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Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 2014


Rating: Star
I wasn't sure what cedarwood smells like when I purchased this, but I don't really like the smell... It smells very faintly of the chopped-up cedar trees used as fillers in gardens, but I honestly smell a faint note of...cat urine? Three stars because I'm just not sure with this one.

By:Chana, New York, New York
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Loyal Customer Since: 2014


Rating: Star
This oil has been effective at ridding my home of those awful "stink bugs" that plague this part of the country. I diffuse it along with Rosemary eo and low and behold, death to stink bugs! Yay!! Thanks NDA

By:Coletta, Streetsboro, Ohio
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Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 2008


Rating: Star
I like this scent in blends, its a cheap and versatile middle note but alone to me its too spicy/balsamic. I do not discourage anyone from buying this, the 16oz bottle is a steal and its great for a lot of things. However; if you want more of a pure woodland fragrance like i do i prefer the Virginian, this one is undeniably a better value though making it more economical for soap.

By:William, Naperville, Illinois
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Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 2012


Rating: Star
I created a sanctuary scent for night time using this, lavender and bergamot. Delicious and very helpful in creating a soothing sleep environment.

By:Nicole, Austin, Texas
Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 2013


Rating: Star
Wonderful scent! If you are expecting the usual cedarwood oil, you won't find it with this one. It's woody, with a hint of spice. Blends very well with blood orange and a hint of lemon. Great bath fragrance!

By:James, Castro Valley, California
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Loyal Customer Since: 2011


Rating: Star
This is my first cedarwood oil. I really enjoy it! This isn't as ridiculously strong as I thought it would be, it's actually very approachable.

By:Breanne, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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Loyal Customer Since: 2013


Rating: Star
a beautiful cedar oil. the scent is fresh, green, marvelously uplifting. i make sachets with this cedar, french lavender and peppermint to keep away moths -- knock on wood, they seem to be finally gone! (i also put a few drops of this blend in the rinse water of all my laundry).

By:Angel, Toronto, Ontario
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Loyal Customer Since: 2005


Rating: Star
Not happy with this oil at all. Smells nothing like Cedarwood.

By:Terri Home, Coldspring, Texas
Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 2010


Rating: Star
Smoky balsamic aroma with a bit of sweetness and spice. There's also a bit of camphoraceous sharpness in it that, I'm sure, helps to repel insects. I've seen cedarwood in a lot of pet products. I don't particularly know the difference between all the other varieties of cedarwood, but I can tell you that this one is awesome. Try using it for your hair and skin.

By:Steven, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 2011


Rating: Star
This is certainly the best cedarwood eo that I have tried! It is much more rounded than the Virginian atlas cedarwood that I used first. I like to diffuse it in my room for a calming scent.

By:Matthew, Lexington, Kentucky
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Loyal Customer Since: 2011


Rating: Star
I've tried Atlas, Texas, and Himalayan Cedarwood, and the Atlas is BY FAR my favorite. The other two are too sharp and camphoraceous for my taste.

By:Lauretta, San Diego, California
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Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 2010


Rating: Star
a gorgeous cedar oil -- spicy, clean, uplifting. i sprinkle it in my closet to keep the moths away. also made a marvelous soothing bath oil with this cedar, frankincense and spruce hemlock.

By:Angel, Toronto, Ontario
Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 2005


Rating: Star
I was curious about how this type of cedarwood essential oil would smell, l have loved it since the moment I took my first sniff. It is definitely different than the cedarwood I usually get but still a very pleasant scent. I will enjoy playing with it and seeing what new scents I can come up with this one!

By:Christy, Sylvan Lake, Alberta
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Loyal Customer Since: 2005


Rating: Star
This is the most amazing scent ever. There are a complex mix of floral tones with a nice base of woodsy cedar wood mixed with many more light uplifting notes. I do believe it's my new favorite essential oil. Thank you, NDA, for distributing this incredible ingredient.

By:Vivian, Colville, Washington
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Loyal Customer Since: 2008


Rating: Star
This is now my favorite Cedarwood EO...well-rounded, sexy and simply irresistable! The aroma is complex, yet subtle and I can't wait to blend with other EOs.

By:Anetra, Richmond, Virginia
Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 2009


Rating: Star
Soft, woody, a little bit spicy and a little bit sweet. I liked this one from the moment I opened the bottle.

By:Gwen, Burnaby, British Columbia
Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 2005


Rating: Star
A wonderful addition to perfume blends for both ladies and gents.Try it with rosewood, sandalwood and lemongrass. Heavenly!

By:Diane, Toronto, Ontario
Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 2005


Rating: Star
A wonderful EO! I add this with Wild Black Spruce and a smidgen of Fir OEs in my diffusor. I feel like I am tucked away in a cabin up high in the mountains - I become totally distressed!!

By:Nastasja, St. Albert, Alberta
Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 2005


Rating: Star
This is my favorite essential oil ever! I love sweet earthy smells just like this. This is a beautiful woodsy smell but with a smooth sweet blended in. A great unisex smell. I love it.

By:Bianca, Brooklyn, New York
Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 2010


Rating: Star
A lovely gentle scent not over powering at all. A nice gentle woody smell, mix with rosewood for a nice scented candle.

By:Marilyn, Newmarket, Ontario
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Loyal Customer Since: 2005


Rating: Star
nice woody scent. I havn't tried in cp soap yet but will tomorrow!!!

By:Kristie, Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 2009


Rating: Star
Nice woodsy aroma. I used Cedarwood with Clary Sage, water and Alcohol for a spray "Smudge".

By:Diane, West Hartford, Connecticut
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Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 2009


Rating: Star
wonderful aroma! i use it in a lot of eo blends for cold process soap. very versatile.

By:Kat, Tottenham, Ontario
Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 2005


Rating: Star
I don't think my last review got through, obviously the reviews reflect on this excellent oil. This is the first time I've ordered this (flavor), to me I could almost eat it. I can't get enough, this is by far the best cedarwood oil, the price and quality can't be beat! I like this better than atlas, a stronger smell Thanks again N.D.A.!

By:Kevin, Haydenville, Massachusetts
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Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 2009


Rating: Star
A very sweet, surprisingly inexpensive oil that brightens up many blends similar to how citrus does. I use it as an equivalent to franincense in mediative blends.

By:Tracey, Toronto, Ontario
Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 2005


Rating: Star
I add this to citronella eo to get a more pleasant smelling insect repellent. Great value.

By:Samantha, Vancouver, British Columbia
Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 2005


Rating: Star
I love the woodsy scent that the cedarwood himalayan adds to a floral blend. I used a few drops mixed with lavender and rose to give the blend a more "grounded" scent. I am also looking forward to blending it with bergamot and rosemary. At first, the cedarwood can seem a bit overpowering, but it mellows when it is mixed. I highly recommend for either feminine or masculine blends.

By:Holly, Glendale, Arizona
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Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 2008


Rating: Star
Right out of the bottle it was a bit stronger and muskier then I expected, however it smells great when I used it to scent my soaps. It is a scent that works well for both men and women.

By:Jennifer, Utica, New York
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Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 2008


Rating: Star
Cedarwood Himalayan has a gamy, wild aroma that gives it a completely different edge compared with local cedarwood oils. I like the properties, especially for blending. It stands up very well to other strong EO's.

By:Shama Angel, Houston, Texas
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Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 2008


Rating: Star
mmm, this Cedarwood seems to be more mild, soft and woody than the rest, very nice. Probably better vesion for the sedative properties of Cedarwood.

By:Brandy, Lloydminster, Saskatchewan
Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 2005


Rating: Star
Mix Cedarwood Himalayan with thyme, lavender and rosemary in grapeseed and jojoba oil, it is so yummy smelling and I heard its good for hairloss !

By:Annmarie, Tempe, Arizona
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Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 2008


Rating: Star
A great scent, very woodsy like you're camping. I thought it would be a great scent for men, but lots of women love it, it's kinda sexy smelling !

By:Annmarie, Tempe, Arizona
  Top Reviewer
Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 2008


Rating: Star
This is my favourite EO...I find it warm, soothing and intoxicating. Beautiful as a single note and a favourite ingredient in a blend of Himalayan Cedarwood, Basil and Lemon. I have tested it in soy candles, and have found the scent holds but is rather subtle.

By:Brenda, Yarker, Ontario
Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 2005


Rating: Star
Rich, heady EO which blends with Neroli to lift mood.

By:Sharon, Yarker, Ontario
Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 2005


Rating: Star
This oil is the answer for anyone looking for just the right scent for their male clients. I consider this a very sharp, masculine scent, perfect for creating soaps and sport rubs geared toward males. It would also be great for using alone or in blends to re-create a "lodge" scent for use in saunas, or as room fresheners.

By:Gloria, Mooresville, Indiana
Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 2007


Rating: Star
This is the best Cedarwood by far for both, CP soap and Aromatherapeutic applications. I hightly recomend it :)

By:Angela, Campbell, California
Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 2006


Rating: Star
ND does it again - brining the BEST quality of Himalayan Cedarwood I have found! new Directions is simply the BEST supplier - I am so happy I found you!

By:Joely, Topeka, Kansas
  Top Reviewer
Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 2006


Rating: Star
This essential oil is very precious in my soapmaking. It is a rich woody and balsamic smelling essential oil. I mix it with other balsamic essential oils. Its smell brings a feeling of well being and calm.

By:Louise, Montreal, Quebec
Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 2005


Rating: Star
I have purchased other cedarwood himalayan oils from several other, very reputable, providers, and they have all smelt about the same, very nice, sweet, a little sharp. They were all more than satisfactory. I ordered cedarwood himalayan from new directions, and gave it a smell. This is some really good stuff!!! Much, much, better than any I have tried. It is "sweeter" a little softer and no bit on the "top". It, the fragrance, is also much more "defined", substantial, "thick" if you will. This cedar out-classes anyother cedar I have presently. Barry

By:Barry, Portage, Pennsylvania
Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 2006


Rating: Star
There are so many varieties of cedarwood, this one is very similar to the Atlas varitey and is a Possible ABORTIFACIENT. Do not use if pregnant. I use it in my acne blend but does have many other uses like: anxiety, arthritis, bronchitis, catarrh, cellulite, confidence building, cystitis, dandruff, dermatitis, eczema, fungal infections, greasy skin, hair loss, rheumatism, skin eruptions, stress, ulcers. (Also known as Deodar Cedarwood oil.) Cedarwood is also a spiritual helper as well, and this one is of highest caliber.

By:Candice, Sarasota, Florida
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Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 2006


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