BOTANICAL NAME: cedrus atlanticus
ORIGIN: North America
PARTS USED: wood
FRAGRANCE: camphorous, dry, sweet, woodsy
BLENDS WELL WITH: amyris, anise, armoise mugwort, bergamot, cardamom, citronella, clary sage, cypress, eucalyptus, frankincense, ginger, juniper, lavender, marjoram, palmarosa, patchouli, rosemary, vetiver, ylang ylang.
PHYSICAL & AROMATIC BENEFITS: aggression, anxiety, balancing, fear, focusing, grounding, harmonizing, nervous tension, regenerative, relaxing, strengthening, stress, acne, air purifier, antiseptic, antispasmodic, arthritis, bronchitis, catarrh, cellulite, constipation, coughs, dandruff, diuretic, dry hair, eczema, hair loss, immunity stimulant, insect repellent, male infertility, moth repellent, oily skin, osteoarthritis, rheumatism.
MAGICAL USES: blessing, health (maintain), heart chakra, meditation, money, protection, psychic energy, purification, self-control, spirituality, unhexing.
The Cedarwood Essential Oil is extracted by steam distillation from the wood pieces of the Cedarwood tree. Cedarwood is found in cold climates and high altitudes. The chief components of Cedarwood Essential Oil are Alpha Cedrene, Beta Cedrene, Cedrol, Widdrol, Thujopsene and a group of Sesquiterpenes, which contribute to its medicinal values.
Antiseptic: a substance that inhibits the growth and reproduction of microorganisms.
Antispasmodic: referring to something that suppresses spasms.
Astringent: a substance that draws tissue together, restricting the flow of blood.
Diuretic: increases the amount or frequency of urination.
Emmenagogue: stimulates blood flow in the pelvic area and uterus, causing menstruation.
Expectorant: a substance used to cause or induce expulsion of phlegm from the lungs.
Fungicidal: having the ability to control or destroy fungus.
Sedative: Calming, soothing, inducing sleep, tranquilizing
Other Benefits: Cedar Wood oil is equally beneficial in curing acne, arthritis, bronchitis, cystitis, dandruff, dermatitis, stress, kidney disorders and as a treatment against oily skin.
Safety Warning: Avoid if pregnant. May irritate sensitive skin. Do not confuse with cedar leaf (thuja). Never ingest essential oils without a prescription. Use carrier oil when applying to skin.