Personally, I have only ever used Atlas Cedarwood also known as Moroccan Cedarwood, Atlantic Cedar, African Cedar, or Libanol.
According to edenbotanicals.com Atlas Cedarwood and Himalayan Cedarwood are the only two that they would recommend.
The Cedarwood essential oil of this variety comes from a large, aromatic tree which has historically been used for medicine and cosmetics.
I partially agree with Eden Botanicals but I would add two more to the list: Cyprian and Lebanese, these are also true cedar. So, to summarize, the best type of Cedarwood essential oils to use if you want the real thing are those from:
Chinese, Kenya, Texas and Virginia cedarwood on the other hand are from junipers. They both have a different aroma and offer different therapeutic benefits. So, avoid cedarwood essential oil from these trees. Specifically, you want to avoid:
If you come across it, cedar leaf oil is something different altogether! It comes from a species of cypress tree and apparently can be quite toxic if wrongly used.
How To Use Cedarwood Essential Oil
Cedarwood essential oils is one of my staple essential oils. I frequently use it in Neno Natural's DIY Hair Recipes.
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