Katafray - Cedrelopsis grevei

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Botanical Name -  Katafray - Cedrelopsis grevei.

Plant Origin - Madagascar.

Oil taken from - Tree bark - of the Cinnamosma fragrans tree.

Extraction Method - Steam distillation.

Aroma Description - A highly masculine aroma - Earthy & green, with fresh

& dry woody notes, and powdery balsamic undertones.


Traditional uses for Katafray Essential Oil include -

Katafray has a notably high percentage of sesquiterpenes (over 65%).

Sesquiterpenes have powerful effects on the body - they are deeply calming and are strongly anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial in nature.

It is a useful ingredient in massage blends to help soothe tired & sore muscles and help ease the discomfort of stiff arthritic joints.

Antimicrobial - useful when fighting infections such as sore throats and protecting against colds during the Winter months.

Often used in skin and hair care preparations for oily and compacted skin types, acne and blemished skins, and oily hair types, it is astringent and a clarifying tonic.

Used in high end perfumery - mostly to add a delicious aroma to men's aftershaves and products.

Katafray should be used with caution with allergy and asthma sufferers - a patch test prior to use is always recommended if prone to sensitivity.

Katafray blends well with -

Patchouli, Ylang Ylang, Ginger, Grapefruit, Tangerine, Clove, Lemon, Bergamot and Mandarin Essential Oils amongst many others.


Mantra Aromatherapy's Katafray Essential Oil is -

A pure and neat Essential Oil that has not been blended/adulterated or diluted in any way.

It is a Vegan product that is cruelty free.

Is presented for retail in a pharmaceutical grade brown glass bottle with a tamper proof cap and its own dripper insert for ease of use.

Each product purchased is freshly decanted from verified stock in the Uk in Wales.

Mantra Aromatherapy's Katafray Essential Oil is a Therapeutic Grade product and can be used as part of a Holistic treatment.


Product Safety -

Always store pure Essential Oils/Absolute Oils in brown glass bottles in an upright position with their cap firmly secured in place.

To maximise the shelf life of any Essential Oil/Absolute Oil it should be stored out of direct sunlight, in a cool, dry environment.  - A medicine cabinet is ideal!

Essential Oils/Absolute Oils should never be -

taken internally,

put on the skin without being correctly diluted first. 

never be put in or near the eyes nor put on areas of damaged or inflamed  skin. 

they should be stored away from children and used with caution around babies, small children and pets.

care and Medical advice should be taken before using Essential Oils/Absolute Oils if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or if you have a medical condition.

Always patch test before using any new Essential Oil/Absolute Oil.

Please note - important information - 

Disclaimer for Mantra Aromatherapy's Essential Oils, Absolute Oils and

Products -

The section on the Traditional Uses of Essential Oils/Absolute Oils is just that - what each Essential Oil/Absolute Oil has been used for Traditionally by generations of users. 

Mantra Aromatherapy are not making any medical claims for the uses of any of the Essential Oils/Absolute Oils/Products we sell. 

Essential Oils/Absolute Oils should not be used to treat, cure or prevent any medical condition and they should not be used to substitute mainstream medical treatments. 

We reflect only what has been written about the reputed traditional uses of each Essential Oil/Absolute Oil to help guide you to a starting point for your own personal requirements, enjoyment and research.