"Cedarwood HimalayanCedarwood oil Himalayan which can reach 50m, is produced by steam distillation of the fragrant wood, saw dust, shavings and stumps of the tall evergreen tree which grows on the Himalayan slopes of N. India, Afghanistan and Pakistan, at elevations between 1650-2400m. As early as 1958, Chowdhury KA and Gosh S noted that the three most plentiful timbers in India were Tectona grandis, Shorea robusta and Cedrus deodara. Cedrus deodara is been extensively used for external structures (not for internal work; it is too knotty and will not take paint), and is the wood of choice for railway sleepers. Its very usefulness has lead to its over-exploitation. The oil has plummeted in production volume from 20 tons/annum in the 1970’s, to about a ton presently." Tony Burfield , Aromatherapy Times
These beautiful trees (Cedrus Deodara) have a long history of being highly esteemed. Hindus have worshiped them as divine trees. They are widely grown as an ornamental tree. They've historically been used to build and landscape in and around temples.The inner wood is used to make incense and is distilled into essential oils like the ones cedarsBest provides. The essential oil is an insect repellent that can be sprayed on humans and animals and also aids in keeping spices in storage from deteriorating. In certain countries, rooms to store meat and grains, (like oat and wheat), are constructed of Deodar wood to take advantage of its insect repellent and anti-fungal properties. Cedrus Deodara is the national tree of Pakistan. Even the name Deodara is derived from a Sanskrit term meaning "Wood of the Gods."
Currently this amazing oil is used in soaps, perfumes, household sprays, floor polishes, insecticides and even to clean microscopes. Regardless of whether you get it to save your family from mosquitoes on your next camping trip or you just spray your dogs bed to keep the bed bugs off, you'll know you've reached into the secret treasures of the past and used ancient wisdom.