Cedarwood oil (Cupresus funebris) originates from China. It is extracted from the wood of the evergreen shrub by steam distillation. We also use the Virginian variety of cedarwood oil, which comes from Juniperus virginiana.
Cedarwood has a pleasant, woody scent that is used extensively in perfumery. The Chinese variety of the oil is intensely smoky.
Egyptians used cedarwood oil in mummification.
Aromatherapists believe that cedarwood has a sedative and balancing effect on the nervous system. It has been used in meditation to relax and harmonise the mind.
Cedarwood’s mild, balsamic and woody scent is reminiscent of pencil shavings. It is used extensively in perfumery.
Cedarwood can have a drying effect on the respiratory system, making it useful for coughs when used in bath products.
This ancient, antiseptic and astringent oil tones and tightens the skin. These qualities help to balance and clear oily skin conditions. It can also be helpful for scalp seborrhoea.
Our Vit C TonerTab contains cedarwood oil to tighten the skin.
We use Chinese cedarwood oil in our Bamboo soap and Jungle conditioner for its woody aroma.