Himilayan Cedarwood Essential Oil among Hindus, as the etymology of deodar suggests, is worshiped as a divine tree. Deva, the first half of the Sanskrit term, means divine, deity, or deus. Dāru, the second part, is cognate with (related to) the words durum, druid, tree, and true.
Several Hindu legends refer to this tree. For example, Valmiki Ramayan – Kishkinda khanda- stanza 4-43-13 reads:
“In the stands of Lodhra trees, Padmaka trees and in the woods of Devadaru, or Deodar trees, Ravana is to be searched there and there, together with Sita.”
Forests full of Deodar or Devadāru trees were the favorite living place of ancient Indian sages and their families who were devoted to the Hindu god Shiva. To please Lord Shiva, the sages used to perform very difficult tapasya (meditation) practices in deodar forests. Also the ancient Hindu epics and Shaivite texts regularly mention Darukavana, meaning a forest of deodars, as a sacred place. (Wikipedia exerpt)
Botanical Name: Cedrus deodora
Main Constituents: Himachalene: 50.04%
Plant Part: Wood
Processing Method: Steam Distilled
Description / Color / Consistency: A yellowish to brownish yellow thin liquid.
Aromatic Summary / Note / Strength of Aroma: A middle note of woody, slightly sweet/smoky aroma.
Blends With: Rosewood, Bergamot, Cypress, Cassia, Jasmine, Juniper, Neroli, Labdanum, Clary Sage, Vetiver, Rosemary, Ylang-ylang.
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