What is one of the top essential oil request from my family members? It would have to be cedarwood essential oil. That is why I thought about putting together useful things to know about essential oils article to spotlight cedarwood. When I tell someone about an oil they always like to ask me what is the oil? What are the benefits of the oil? Why should they use it? And so many more questions! Which is completely natural to ask so I thought why not put together a simple article that tells you everything you need to know about cedarwood without sounding like a boring old English professor. So, let’s get started!
What is Cedarwood?
Cedarwood is a type of tree that can live more than 300 years and grow up to 120 feet tall. The oil is extracted from the stream distillate by the wood pieces of the cedar wood tree. It is antifungal (prevents fungal growth), antiseptic (prevents the growth of disease), diuretic (cleans out toxins by means of peeing), astringent (contraction of skin) and sedative (provides calmness/peace). Cedar trees have also been mentioned in the Bible numerous of times. Some oils you can consume, however, this one is not one of those oils. This is a strong oil, if consumed it will damage your digestive system. This oil is also not recommended for pregnant women. When you use the oil the correct way, you receive fantastic health benefits.
What are the Benefits of Cedarwood Essential Oil?
- Skin Irritations
- Asthma (inhale)
- Fungal Infections
- Tension and Stress
- Hair Growth
- Hair Loss
- Dry Scalp
- Fuller Lashes
- Metabolism (stimulates)
- Menstruation (regulates)
- Muscles (tightens)
- Body (cleans out toxins)
- Circulatory Functions
- Personal Outlook
Cedarwood Benefits for Home
Eczema – (add drop to lotion or few drops to bath)
Arthritis – (inhale, use of skin or use 5-10 drops in bath)
Hair Growth – (combine it with thyme, rosemary, and lavender to scalp)
Hair Loss – (add to shampoo or conditioner, let sit for 30 mins before rinse)
Dry Scalp – (add with coconut oil, let sit in hair for 30 before rinse)
Acne – (add to your face soap or face lotion or just massage to facial skin)
Muscles – (Massage 3-5 drops onto sore or tight areas)
Asthma – (inhale or add 5-10 drops to bath)
Cough – (rub on chest and throat)
Wounds – (add with coconut oil then rub on area)
Diuretic – (apply 2 drops and massage over bladder and kidney)
Menstruation – (inhale from bottle or diffuse)
Fungal Infections – (add with coconut oil to area)
Bug Repellant – (apply to skin or diffuse)
Fuller Eye Lashes – (add 2 drops with jojoba oil, 2 drops of lavender & 1 drop of rosemary)
Sleep – (apply 4 drops along with 3 drops of lavender)
There are many useful things to know about cedarwood essential oil and practical ways to use it in your daily life. I love that this is a natural source to fix everyday issues we all face. Instead of grabbing a pill or running to your drugstore for a brand name ointment, you can grab an essential oil that can help you with a multitude of things. Not just one. I have many reasons why I decided to have essential oils in my life. Hear all about it here!