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Botanical Name of Raw Material: Cedrus deodara
Cedar trees have played a central role in aromatics right from ancient times. The origins of cedarwood can be traced to the Himalayan valleys. It belongs to the family of Pinaceae. The essential oil of cedarwood is obtained by the steam distillation of the wood Cedrus deodara. It is free-flowing liquid with a pale yellow to brownish yellow colour. It has an appealing aroma that is dry, woody, warm and balsamic, with a slightly crude/camphoraceous top note. The product also displays a slightly sweet, woody aroma. The product is mainly composed of alpha and beta himachalene. The oil is an excellent fixative and diluent that is used with other essential oils in soaps, cosmetics, perfumes, polishers and leather goods. The product is also widely employed in aromatherapy.
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Steam distillation is the technical process applied to recover the heat sensitive compounds from spices. Spice oils are unstable and heat sensitive compounds are present in the spice.
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How is cedarwood oil extracted?
From the Pinaceae family, Cedarwood is one of the most popular aromatics in the world; its origins can be traced to the Himalayan valleys. Cedarwood essential oil is obtained by the steam distillation of the wood Cedrus deodara. It is typically used as a key ingredient in aromatherapy. The main components of Cedarwood Oil are alpha and beta himachalene.
What are the colour and aroma profiles of Cedarwood essential oil?
A free-flowing liquid, Cedarwood oil usually ranges from pale yellow to brownish yellow in colour. The oil has a dry, slightly sweet, woody, warm and balsamic like aroma with a slightly camphoraceous top note.
What is Cedarwood oil used for?
Cedarwood essential oil is primarily use in fragrance applications. An excellent fixative and diluent, the oil is also used with other essential oils in soaps, cosmetics, perfumes, polishers and leather goods.
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