Cedarwood - By Faith


Cedarwood (Himalayan Cedar): 

  • Botanical Name: Cedrus deodora
  • Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
  • Extracted From: Wood Only
  • Farming Method: Wildcrafted
  • Nation of Harvest: India
  • Size: 10ml (1/3 ounce)

The ancient Egyptians used the Cedarwood oil for embalming, perfumery, and cosmetics dating the use of this essential oil for thousands of years. The Himalayan variety of Cedarwood oil carried by By Faith is slightly sweeter and has stronger middle notes than other varieties. People often confuse Texas Cedarwood and Virginia Cedarwood with being similar to Himalayan, however, those varieties are actually junipers and are different in aroma and therapeutic properties.

Himalayan cedarwood is most known historically as a sedative for inducing sleep.  


Historic Medicinal Uses:

Actions: antiseborrhoeic, anticarcinogenic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, tonic, astringent, diuretic, expectorant, insecticidal, sedative and fungicidal

Skin: Acne, dandruff, dermatitis, eczema, fungal infections, greasy skin, ulcers

Respiratory: Bronchitis, congestion, caught

Other: Nervous tension, stress relief, sleep inducing


Blends well with:

Bergamot, Cinnamon, Clary Sage, Frankincense, Grapefruit, Lavender, Lemon, Lemongrass, Patchouli, Rosemary, and Ylang Ylang. 



Commonly adulterated or substituted with less expensive Chinese cedarwood. GC/MS information can be chemically altered to be indistinguishable. By Faith never uses synthetic additives or adulterants and never substitutes oils or mixes batches.


Dilution Guidelines:

It is recommended to dilute cedarwood to 15% for skin application. Use 90 drops or 4.5 ml per ounce or 15 drops per teaspoon of carrier oil.


Oil Safety Information:

  • This oil holds GRAS status (Generally Recognized As Safe) with the exception of the information listed below:
  • Cedarwood contains ketones which may be considered moderately toxic in higher dosages. We recommend contacting your healthcare provider before usage in young children, elderly, pregnant or nursing women, and those with blood pressure or epilepsy diagnosis.
  • We do not recommend internal use or undiluted skin application of any essential oils unless under the direction and care of a qualified medical professional. See our FAQ for more information.
  • Products and information from By Faith have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any health condition or disease.


GC/MS Results:

Main Constituents:




α-ATLANTONE - 5.74

β-ATLANTONE – 0.92


α-CEDRENE – 1.59





No adulterant, contaminant or dilutant was detected.

*Please note that our GC/MS results may change somewhat frequently. The results above are for the most recent distillation and will vary slightly from previous distillations.


By Faith Essential Oils:

By Faith Essential Oils are the simply the highest quality essential oils available online. We are a massage therapy / aromatherapy clinic in Texas who needed top quality essential oils to use in our clinic, but were unable to locate any on the market which met our standards for quality and purity at reasonable prices. We then began purchasing oils directly from the best small farms, distillers, and distributors in the world, purchasing, testing, and rejecting hundreds of samples along the way in pursuit of only the best, and have began using them in our clinic as well as selling directly to our customers in 2015. We only sell directly to consumers or wholesale to pharmacies and non-profit organizations, which allows us to offer higher quality at lower prices. We have no distributors or middlemen. We consistently test to prove higher quality and higher purity than the companies claiming "Therapeutic Grade". We only offer pure organic or organic wildcrafted, non-GMO oils. 

In 2016, we formed By Faith Wellness Ministries as a way to give back to the community and to serve and glorify God. We maintain Christian, Biblical business principals and attempt to use only the Bible as our guide. By Faith Wellness Ministries is the sole distributor for online sales. 100% of proceeds are disseminated to charitable organizations.  

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